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Labour standards

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  1. International labour standards

    First fishing vessel detained under ILO Fishing Convention

    17 July 2018

    Convention to improve working conditions for fishers on commercial fishing vessels shows its teeth.

  2. Indigenous and Tribal Peoples

    Luxembourg ratifies the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169)

    05 June 2018

    Luxembourg is the 23rd country to ratify this instrument at the global level and the 5th at the European level.

  3. Working time

    Uruguay ratifies the Night Work Convention, 1990 (No. 171)

    05 June 2018

  4. Occupational Safety and Health

    Belgium ratifies the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187)

    05 June 2018

  5. Occupational Safety and Health

    Iceland ratifies the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187)

    05 June 2018

  6. International Labour Standards

    ILO Conference abrogates six Conventions, withdraws three Recommendations

    05 June 2018

    A two-thirds majority of votes at the International Labour Conference was required for the abrogation.

  7. Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention

    Thailand joins the global movement to combat forced labour

    04 June 2018

  8. ILO fundamental Conventions

    Iraq completes its ratification of all ILO Fundamental Conventions

    04 June 2018

    On the sidelines of the 107th International Labour Conference, Iraq completes ratification of ILO Convention 87 on Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organize.

  9. Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006)

    Slovakia ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006)

    28 May 2018

    Slovakia is the 87th Member State of the ILO that ratifies this convention.

  10. © EU Naval Force 2018

    Maritime Labour Convention

    Seafarers to continue receiving wages if held by pirates

    10 May 2018

    The Special Tripartite Committee approved amendments of the Maritime Labour Convention providing for seafarers to continue to be paid if held captive as a result of piracy or armed robbery against ships.