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MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION Highly significant to the Philippines as a flag state and major supplier of seafarers worldwide Sets international labor standards for better protection of seafarers Provides a socio-economic floor to fair and just competition in the maritime sector


referred to as the “Bill of Rights of Seafarers”, it sets out seafarers’ rights to decent conditions of work and helps to create conditions of fair competition for shipowners.


readily updatable and uniformly enforced.MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION A single coherent instrument consolidating 36 ILO Maritime Conventions Embodies all up-to-date standards of existing international maritime Conventions and Recommendations Is intended to be globally applicable. easily understandable. .

MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION Includes requirement for seafarers’ protection which are not in the IMO Conventions and instruments such as: Employment agreement Wages Access to medical care Social security .

S. 03. 2011 – MITC Resolution No. Baldoz signed the Certificate of Concurrence and submitted the same to the DFA 28 May 2012. Aquino ratified and confirmed the MLC 2006 August 2012 – Senate concurred its ratification . Rosalinda D.Pres. 2012 – DOLE Sec.MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION 17 Oct.2011 19 Jan.

Ratification Entry into Force 20 August 2012 20 August 2013 .

Vincent & the Grenadines Switzerland Gabon Benin Singapore Denmark 30 31 Philippines Russian Federation 20-Aug-12 20-Aug-12 . Kitts and Nevis Togo Poland Palau Sweden Cyprus 11-Aug-11 12-Aug-11 20-Sep-11 24-Oct-11 13-Dec-11 21-Dec-11 16-Feb-12 21-Feb-12 14-Mar-12 3-May-12 29-May-12 12-Jun-12 20-Jul-12 Liberia Marshall Islands Bahamas Panama Norway Bosnia & Herzegovina Spain Croatia Bulgaria Canada St.List of Country Ratifications Country 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Date 7-Jun-06 25-Sep-07 11-Feb-08 6-Feb-09 10-Feb-09 18-Jan-10 4-Feb-10 12-Feb-10 12-Apr-10 15-Jun-10 9-Nov-10 21-Feb-11 12-May-11 13-Jun-11 15-Jun-11 23-Jun-11 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Antigua and Barbuda Latvia Luxembourg Kiribati Netherlands Australia Tuvalu St.

. The Philippines is the 30th Member to have its ratification registered and join the group of the “first 30” ILO countries to demonstrate their commitment to ensuring decent work for seafarer and a level playing field for quality shipowners.20 August 2012 Philippines ratification marks global milestone for decent work for seafarers.

1. 1.2 – Medical Certificate Reg.MLC 2006 Titles 1. Minimum requirements for seafarers to work on a ship Reg. 1.4 – Recruitment & Placement .1 – Minimum Requirements for Seafarers to work on a ship Reg. 1.3 – Training & Qualifications Reg.

4 – Entitlement to leave Reg. 2.7 – Manning Levels Reg. Conditions of employment Reg.6 – Seafarer Compensation for ship’s loss or foundering Reg.2 – Wages Reg. 2.8 – Career & skill development & opportunities for seafarer’s employment . 2. 2.3 – Hours of work & hours of rest Reg. 2.1 – Seafarers’ employment agreements Reg. 2. 2. 2.5 – Repatriation Reg.MLC 2006 Titles 2.

3. Accommodation.2 – Food and catering . Recreational Facilities. 3. Food and Catering Reg.1 – Accommodation & Recreational Facilities Reg.MLC 2006 Titles 3.

4. Welfare and Social Security Protection Reg.2 – Shipowner’s liability Reg. Medical Care. 4. 4. 4. 4.4 – Access to shore-based welfare facilities Reg.1 – Medical Care on board ship and ashore Reg.MLC 2006 Titles 4.3 – Health & Safety protection & accident prevention Reg. Health Protection.5 – Social Security .

2.1 – Flag state responsibilities Reg. 5.3 – Labour-supplying responsibilities .2 – Port state responsibilities Reg.MLC 2006 Titles 5. 5. Compliance and enforcement Reg.

(b) heating and ventilation. (e) lighting. . (d) sanitary facilities.Standard A3. (c) noise and vibration and other ambient factors.Accommodation and recreational facilities (a) the size of rooms and other accommodation spaces.1 . and (f) hospital accommodation.

Standard A4. . including prompt access to the necessary medicines.Medical care on board ship and ashore (b) ensure that seafarers are given health protection and medical care as comparable as possible to that which is generally available to workers ashore. medical equipment and facilities for diagnosis and treatment and to medical information and expertise.1 .

Standard A4. as well as of special provisions specific to work on board ship.Medical care on board ship and ashore 1. including essential dental care.1 . . Each Member shall ensure that measures providing for health protection and medical care. for seafarers working on board a ship that flies its flag are adopted which: (a) ensure the application to seafarers of any general provisions on occupational health protection and medical care relevant to their duties.

to the extent consistent with the Member's national law and practice.1 . (d) ensure that.Standard A4.Medical care on board ship and ashore (c) give seafarers the right to visit a qualified medical doctor or dentist without delay in ports of call. and . where practicable. medical care and health protection services while a seafarer is on board ship or landed in a foreign port are provided free of charge to seafarers.

.Medical care on board ship and ashore (e) are not limited to treatment of sick or injured seafarers but include measures of a preventive character such as health promotion and health education programmes.1 .Standard A4.

Standard A4. and its contents shall be kept confidential and shall only be used to facilitate the treatment of seafarers. when completed.The form. .Medical care on board ship and ashore The competent authority shall adopt a standard medical report form for use by the ships' masters and relevant onshore and on-board medical personnel.1 .

1 . persons in charge of medical care on board who are not medical doctors shall have .Medical care on board ship and ashore The Maritime OSH should also include a provision to comply with the following MLC requirement: (c) ships which do not carry a medical doctor shall be required to have either at least one seafarer on board who is in charge of medical care and administering medicine as part of their regular duties or at least one seafarer on board competent to provide medical first aid.Standard A4.

1 . inter alia.Medical care on board ship and ashore have satisfactorily completed training in medical care that meets the requirements of the International Convention on Standards of Training. nature and conditions of the voyage and the number of seafarers on board. . such factors as the duration. as amended ( STCW ).Standard A4. national laws or regulations shall specify the level of approved training required taking into account. 1978. Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers. seafarers designated to provide medical first aid shall have satisfactorily completed training in medical first aid that meets the requirements of STCW.

and (b) are inspected to ensure initial and ongoing compliance with those standards. is safe.Philippine measures to address gaps Regulation 3. .1 – Accommodation & Recreational Facilities OSH Standards to be developed by OSHC to adopt laws and regulations requiring that ships that fly the Philippine flag: (a) meet minimum standards to ensure that any accommodation for seafarers. working or living on board. or both. decent and in accordance with the relevant provisions of this Standard.


Philippine measures to address gaps The BWC and OSHC should conduct an orientation / training for the Recognized Organizations (ROs) or POLOs to ensure the implementation of the required standards for accommodation. food and catering. recreational facilities. .

.Philippine measures to address gaps Regulation 4. It should also include health promotion & health education programs.1 – Medical Care on board and ashore The Maritime OSH should include a provision that medical care and health protection should not be limited to treatment of the sick or injured seafarers.

Philippine measures to address gaps Regulation 4.1 – Medical Care on board and ashore The Maritime OSH should include adopting laws and regulations in the establishment of an on-board hospital and medical care facilities and equipment. .

Philippine measures to address gaps An Annual Medical Report Form should be developed by the BWC and OSHC which will form part of the Manual for Inspection for both domestic and ocean-going vessels. .

.Philippine measures to address gaps The Manual for Inspection should include national laws for the minimum requirements on medical equipment and personnel on board vessels.

Way Forward By 4th quarter of 2012: Finalize action plan on implementation of ILO MLC 2006 .

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