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Document ID (ISN)106821
CIS number 07-821
ISSN - Serial title 0020-7780 - International Labour Review - Revue internationale du Travail - Revista internacional del trabajo
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) BollÚ P.
Title The ILO's new Convention on maritime labour: An innovative instrument
Original title La nouvelle convention sur le travail maritime: un instrument novateur [in French]
(SITITL): El nuevo Convenio marÝtimo, una norma innovadora [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 2006, Vol.145, No.1-2, p.135-142 (English), p.157-164 (French); 2006, Vol.125, No.1-2, p.150-157 (Spanish). 10 ref.
Abstract This article comments on the new ILO Convention on maritime labour adopted in 2006. It reviews the historical developments leading to this Convention and presents the structure and content of the new Convention, highlighting its innovative aspects. The Convention sets minimum requirements for seafarers to work on a ship and contains provisions on conditions of employment, hours of work and rest, accommodation, recreational facilities, food and catering, health protection, medical care, welfare and social security protection. The new Convention consolidates and updates 68 existing ILO maritime Conventions and Recommendations adopted since 1920.
Descriptors (primary) ILO; sea transport; conditions of work
Descriptors (secondary) work-rest schedules; role of workers' organizations; history; employee rights; international agreements
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceILO
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Water transportation