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International Labor Organization Adopts Sweeping New Charter for Maritime Sector

NGOWatch

February 23, 2006

The International Labor Organization adopted a comprehensive new labor standard for the world's maritime sector. The Maritime Labor Convention, which was adopted at the 94th International Labor Conference (Maritime), contains a seafarers' "bill of rights" and will apply to most commercial ships.

Read more: http://www.ilo.org/public/english/bureau/inf/pr/2006/7.htm