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Maritime Workforce

  • The Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) is an international convention developed under the International Labour Organization (ILO). It consolidates a number of existing labour conventions, whilst incorporating the modernisation of standards relating to the working and living conditions of seafarers.

    Australia is a signatory to the MLC which entered into force internationally on 20  August 2013.

  • The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and the International Labour Organization have developed and adopted three sets of non-mandatory guidelines to ensure the rights of seafarers are respected.