Peculiarities in Reviewing Labour Convention
General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku
Peterside and Deputy Governor, Edo State, Nigeria, Mr. Philip Shaibu at the
ongoing International Labour Organization (ILO)Conference in Geneva,
Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku
Peterside has stressed the importance of human factors to successful shipping,
stating that it is one of the most important elements in achieving competitive
edge and safety in the maritime industry.
while addressing participants at the Business AFRICA meeting at the
ongoing 107th session of the International Labour Organisation (ILO)
Conference in Geneva, Switzerland where consideration for the review of
Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 would be made.
industry must partner with workers to develop a strategy that will
contribute to the constant development of Human Resources in the sector said
that investment in workforce is a sure way to guarantee success of firms and
are the most critical factor that determines the success of a firm, this is
even truer in the Maritime industry that is capital intensive and where safety
is paramount so constant training and development as well as welfare
of workforce must be taken seriously“ he said.
businessmen to pay great attention to welfare of workers in order to be
able to compete favourably in the international market adding that the maritime
industry in particular could play greater role in the economic growth of
third world countries if the right investment is made in the sector.
Labour Organisation (ILO) for the review of Maritime Labour Convention (MLC)
2006 and also advised that considerations should be given to peculiarities of
the different geopolitical areas of the world in the amendments, adding however
that after 10 years, the MLC 2006 ought to be reviewed to meet the challenges
of emerging trends.
maritime law and embodies all up-to-date standards of existing international
maritime labour Conventions and Recommendations, as well as the fundamental
principles to be found in other international labour Conventions.
one year after registering 30 ratifications of countries representing over 33
per cent of the world gross tonnage of ships. As of August 2017, the convention
has been ratified by 84 states representing over 89 per cent of global