Fourth meeting of the Special Tripartite Committee established under Article XIII of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended – Part I, 19- 23 April 2021
ITF and Seafarers Right initiated the opening of this tripartite meeting with a strong warning about the practice and neglect of MLC during the epidemic. Lack of knowledge about seafarers right stated in MLC - MUST be in place soon! ILO and IMO regulations must work, refusal of doctor visits, non-payment of wages, false logging, manning, fatigue, certificate exemptions and skills increase cannot be omitted as a result of an epidemic. The term key workers must include more than keeping the crew trapped on board, the term force majeure cannot be accepted! This week's meeting will go into detail about this with the aim of changing the text in MLC so that such conditions cannot happen again.