APPLICATION OF THE MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION, 2006
UNITED KINGDOM POLICY:
This page gives the current UK policy on application of the MLC, 2006. These positions have been discussed and agreed with the Tripartite Working Group which is advising the MCA on implementation of the Convention. The UK ratified the MLC on 7 August 2013 and will enter into force on 7 August 2014.
The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 is intended to ensure that all seafarers have the right to a safe and secure workplace, fair terms of employment, decent working and living conditions on ship, and rights to health protection, medical care and other social protection.
It therefore applies to every seafarer and all ships, except those expressly excluded from the scope of the Convention.
The excluded vessels are :
Guidance on the following definitions is given in MGN 471