14 Jun '11, 2pm

(CNA|sg) S'pore ratifies ILO Maritime Labour Convention

(CNA|sg) S'pore ratifies ILO Maritime Labour Convention

SINGAPORE : Singapore has ratified the International Labour Organisation's (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention, the first Asian country to do so. Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Manpower Hawazi Daipi, who is attending the International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, said the ratification is a significant step for Singapore. He said it means a commitment to apply provisions in the Convention to Singapore-flagged ships for decent work for seafarers. He said the ratification was made with the full support of tripartite partners - the seafarer unions and the National Trades Union Congress, as well as the maritime industry and the Singapore National Employers Federation. In receiving the instrument of ratification from Singapore, Ms Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, ILO director of International Labour Standards, said the ratification sends a powerful signal to the global mar...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews...

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