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Advantages of MLC

  • A comprehensive set of basic maritime labour principles and rights
  • Simplification of international requirements
  • A strong enforcement regime, backed by a certification system
  • Verifiable compliance with basic minimum employment and social requirements
  • Application to all ships including those of non-ratifying Members
  • Improved working and living conditions for seafarers
  • A more secure and responsible maritime workforce
  • A more socially responsible shipping industry
  • Improved social dialogue at all levels
  • Seafarers better informed of their rights and remedies
  • Improved supervision at all levels: the ship, the company, the flag state, the port state, and the ILO
  • Global and uniform compliance and verification
  • Improved possibilities of keeping labour conditions up to date
  • Permanent review of maritime labour situation
  • Positive impact on safety at sea
  • Positive impact on the protection of the environment

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