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Document ID (ISN)101500
CIS number 03-258
Year 2002
Convention or series no. MEWLCS/2002/1 MEWLCS/2002/2 MEWLCS/2002/Suppl.
Title Meeting of experts on working and living conditions on board ships in international registers
Original title Réunion d'experts sur les conditions de travail des gens de mer à bord des navires immatriculés sur les registres internationaux [in French]
Reunión de expertos sobre las condiciones de vida y de trabajo de la gente de mar a bordo de buques de registro internacional [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2002. v, 38p. Illus. (Report I); i, 101p. Illus. (Report II); v, 7p. (Supplementary paper).
Abstract Since its creation in 1919, the ILO has adopted more than 50 conventions and recommendations relating to the working and living conditions of seafarers. However, substantial variations in living and working conditions continue to exist between vessels operating under different flags. The objective of this report was to document current practice regarding regulations which protect seafarers at work. A questionnaire on working conditions, recruitment issues, conditions of employment, repatriation and health and welfare was sent to 60 ILO member states. Case reports from the following countries are included: Denmark; India; Isle of Man; Panama; Philippines. The report concludes in favour of continued regulation at the national and international levels and calls for better enforcement of existing regulations.
Descriptors (primary) ILO; ships; international agreements; sea transport; conditions of work
Descriptors (secondary) India; Panama; Philippines; legal aspects; case study; directive; Isle of Man; questionnaire survey; legislation; enforcement; Denmark
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceILO
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Water transportation