Advocacy Group in Philippines calls for ratification of the MLC

March 07, 2012

An advocacy group, the Seafarers International Action Center, has called on the Government of the Philippines to ratify the Maritime Labour Convention (2006). The group has collected over 6,000 signatures for a petition that they plan to hand to the government.

The Philippines supplies over 250,000 of the world's seafarers. Twenty three countries have now ratified the MLC - only a further seven are required before the MLC is fully ratified. It will then take a further year for the convention to be implemented.

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