15 Jun '11, 2am

Singapore as first Asian country to ratify Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

GENEVA (ILO News) – Singapore will ratify the International Labour Organisation's (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 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. This was announced by Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Manpower and Education Mr Hawazi Daipi, at the International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland earlier today. In submitting the instrument of ratification, Mr. Loh Khum Yean, Permanent Secretary of Singapore's Ministry of Manpower, stated: "Singapore is pleased to ratify the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 with the full support of our tripartite partners. This is a significant step for Singapore, as we commit to applying the Convention's provisions to Singapore-registered ships and ships that call at our ...

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