Labour standards

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  1. © Hoa Tran / ILO 2017

    Maritime Labour Convention

    Seafarers and their families now ensured of protection in cases of abandonment, death, and long-term disability

    18 January 2017

    Foreign ships entering the ports of States for which the ILO’s Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 is in force will be inspected for compliance by port State control authorities.

  2. Maritime Labour Convention

    Sri Lanka ratifies the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    12 January 2017

    Sri Lanka is the 81st ILO member State and the 16th Asian State to have ratified the Convention

  3. Fundamental Convention

    Uzbekistan ratifies the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organize Convention, 1948 (No.87)

    16 December 2016

    Uzbekistan becomes the 154th member State of the ILO to ratify this Fundamental Convention

  4. © Ingrid Taylar 2017

    Fishing Labour Convention

    ILO Work in Fishing Convention No.188 (2007) to enter into force

    16 November 2016

    Landmark Convention will boost global efforts to ensure decent work for the world’s 38 million workers in the fishing sector.

  5. Meeting document

    Representation – Report of the Tripartite Committee – Spain – Convention No. 106

    15 November 2016

    Governing Body (GB.328/INS/17/9), October 2016

  6. Meeting document

    Representation – Report of the Tripartite Committee – Peru – Convention No. 111

    15 November 2016

    Governing Body (GB.328/INS/17/8), October 2016

  7. Committee on Freedom of Association

    380th Report of the Committee on Freedom of Association (November 2016)

    14 November 2016

  8. Forced labour

    Argentina joins the global movement against forced labour

    09 November 2016

  9. Forced labour

    Landmark Forced Labour Protocol enters into force

    09 November 2016

    The ILO Forced Labour Protocol, which was adopted by the International Labour Conference in 2014, enters into force on 9th November, a year after it gained its second ratification.

  10. Maritime Labour Convention

    Albania ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    02 November 2016

    On 28th of October 2016, the Government of Albania deposited with the International Labour Office (ILO) the instrument of ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006).