PRESS RELEASE – The Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority, through its Division of Maritime Affairs (DMA) has embarked on another initiative to educate members of the Maritime sector and other Governmental departments.
This week, the DMA hosted a workshop detailing and outlining the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006. The MLC 2006was adopted by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 2013 and provides international standards for the world.
“This workshop which lasted three days was based on the learning by teaching approach, where participants are provided with theoretical and practical knowledge and also included an examination at the end.
On conclusion, participants were able to demonstrate a good level of understanding of the MLC 2006 and explain its key concepts, its implications and its practical application in the professional activity of maritime labour inspectors,” stated Mr. Christopher Alexander, Director of Maritime Affairs.
The MLC 2006 Convention underlines seafarer’s rights to suitable working conditions and also covers aspects including minimum wage, accommodation, food, catering, paid annual leave, health, safety and seeks to guide the recruitment and placement agencies for seafarers.