Sectoral standards
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Sectoral standards

The ILO has adopted sector-specific international Conventions and Recommendations in agriculture, commerce, construction, fishing, health services, hotels and restaurants, mining, shipping, public service, and road transport. The ILO has also worked with other international organizations to develop and assist to implement, standards that rely on the principles and concepts of international labour standards, in sectors such as culture and education.

Shipping; ports; fisheries; inland waterways

  1. Guidelines on training in the port sector

    25 November 2011

    The ILO Guidelines on training in the port sector present a competency-based framework for portworker training methods and are the first ILO sector specific training guidelines.

  2. Guidelines on the training of ships’ cooks

    27 September 2013

    The Guidelines on the training of ships’ cooks are intended to provide supplementary practical information and guidance to flag States that can be reflected in their national laws and other measures to implement Regulation 3.2 and the Code of the MLC, 2006.

Hotels; catering; tourism

  1. C172 Working Conditions (Hotels and Restaurants) Convention, 1991

    25 June 1991

    Convention concerning Working Conditions in Hotels, Restaurants and similar Establishments
    (Note: Date of coming into force: 07/07/1994)

  2. R179 Working Conditions (Hotels and Restaurants) Recommendation, 1991

    25 June 1991

    Recommendation concerning Working Conditions in Hotels, Restaurants and similar Establishments

Transport (including civil aviation; railways; road transport)

  1. C153 Hours of Work and Rest Periods (Road Transport) Convention, 1979

    27 June 1979

    Convention concerning Hours of Work and Rest Periods in Road Transport
    (Note: Date of coming into force: 02/10/1983.)

  2. R161 Hours of Work and Rest Periods (Road Transport) Recommendation, 1979

    27 June 1979

    Recommendation concerning Hours of Work and Rest Periods in Road Transport

Forestry; wood; pulp and paper

  1. Guidelines for labour inspection in forestry

    28 January 2005

    The guidelines address some of the main issues and general principles of labour standards and their inspection in the forestry sector (from planting to logging). The guidelines are aimed at three main users: labour inspectors/certifiers, forest managers, and training and educational organizations.

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