A SEAFARERS BILL OF RIGHTS
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The document was published by the ITF, i.e. International Transport Workers' Federation to provide required guidance to the ILO MLC, 2006. The content of the publication starts with the list of abbreviations and terms. You will first read about when and why the MLC was adopted and who is covered under the provisions of this convention; moreover, this section also covers the basic and worker's rights together with the rights of the seafarers, structure of the convention and substantial equivalence.
The second section is devoted to the rights under the MLC and addresses the minimal requirements applicable to the seafarers working on board ships, conditions of employment, accommodation and recreational facilities as well as catering and food, health protection and medical care, social security and welfare, actually everything what is covered by the convention itself.
The next chapter is dealing with the compliance and enforcement including responsibilities of the Flag States, declaration of compliance, certification and their validity, maritime casualties, inspections conducted in ports and many other aspects. The last two sections of the document contain list of conventions that have been incorporated into the Maritime Labor Convention, and MLC index.
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