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Guide for Trainers of Maritime Labour Inspectors

A training material for trainers of maritime labour inspectors and trainers of future trainers of maritime labour inspectors has been produced by the ITC-ILO, in cooperation with the International Labour Office in Geneva. The material provides practical guidance on inspection of the requirements under the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 and has been designed to support a comprehensive training course for maritime labour inspectors under the Convention.

The training material comprises a methodological guide and nine modules. Each module includes learning objectives, presentation sessions, notes for facilitators and learning activities (like problem-solving, case studies, role-plays); suggested times and breaks, themes for group discussions, individual and group assignments, questions and final assessment.

Methodological Guide CoverMethodological Guide for Trainers of Maritime Labour Inspectors

This methodological guide has been designed to assist the trainers of maritime labour inspectors in designing, managing, monitoring and evaluating courses on the MLC, 2006 in coherence with the approach and the guidelines of the training package.


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Module A: Intro: the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 and the Maritime Context

Module A provides some background information on the MLC, 2006 and on the maritime labour context. It is intended to give labour inspectors that may not have had exposure to the maritime sector some background information about it. It is also intended to provide maritime inspectors or other personnel familiar with the maritime context with some background information about the labour context and the International Labour Organization.

Module B CoverModule B: The Articles of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

Module B provides practical guidance on the Articles of the MLC, 2006 in so far as they are relevant to the work of maritime labour inspectors. The Convention is organized into three main parts (Articles, Regulations and Code); the Articles coming first set out the broad principles and obligations. The Articles cover the following subjects: General Obligations; Definitions and Scope of Application; Fundamental Rights and Principles; Seafarers' Employment and Social Rights; Implementation and Enforcement Responsibilities; Regulations and Parts A and B of the Code; Consultation with Shipowners' and Seafarers' Organizations; Entry into Force; Denunciation; Effect of Entry into Force; Depositary Functions; Special Tripartite Committee; Amendment of this Convention; Amendments to the Code; Authoritative Languages.

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Module C: Flag State Inspection and Certification

Module C provides practical guidance on inspection and certification under Title 5 of the MLC, 2006 in so far as they are relevant to the work of a maritime labour inspector. Under Title 5 - Compliance and enforcement, the module deals with Regulation 5.1 - Flag state responsibilities, which comprises provisions in: Regulation 5.1.1. General principles; Regulation 5.1.2. Authorization of recognized organizations; Regulation 5.1.3. Maritime labour certificate and declaration of maritime labour compliance; Regulation 5.1.4. Inspection and enforcement; Regulation 5.1.5. On-board complaint procedures; Regulation 5.1.6. Marine casualties.

Module D Cover Module D: Title 1 of the MLC, 2006 – Minimum Requirements for Seafarers to Work on a Ship

Module D is designed for use by trainers of national maritime labour inspectors or officers carrying out maritime labour inspection in connection with port State control or by persons training future trainers of maritime labour inspectors. It provides practical guidance on the provisions in Title 1 of the MLC, 2006 in so far as they are relevant to the work of a maritime labour inspector. Title 1 of the Convention: Minimum Requirements for seafarers to work on a ship comprises the following provisions: Regulation 1.1. Minimum age; Regulation 1.2. Medical certificates; Regulation 1.3. Training and qualifications; Regulation 1.4. Recruitment and placement.

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Module E: Title 2 of the MLC, 2006 – Conditions of Employment

Title 2 of the MLC, 2006 sets out requirements for seafarers’ conditions of employment. It comprises the following eight Regulations and related Code provisions: 1. Seafarers’ employment agreements (Regulation 2.1.); 2. Wages (Regulation 2.2.); 3. Hours of work and hours of rest (Regulation 2.3.), 4. Entitlement to leave (Regulation 2.4.); 5. Repatriation (Regulation 2.5.); 6. Seafarer compensation for the ship’s loss or foundering (Regulation 2.6.); 7. Manning levels (Regulation 2.7.); 8. Career and skill development and opportunities for seafarers’ employment (Regulation 2.8.).

Module E includes only six of the eight Regulations and associated Code provisions, as two of them are not relevant to labour inspection on board ships.

Module F CoverModule F: Title 3 of the MLC, 2006 – Accommodation, Recreational Facilities, Food and Catering

Module F is designed for use by trainers of national maritime labour inspectors or officers carrying out maritime labour inspections in connection with port State control or by persons training future trainers of maritime labour inspectors. It provides practical guidance on the provisions in Title 3 of the MLC, 2006 setting out the requirements for accommodation, recreational facilities, food and catering. It comprises the following two Regulations and the related Code provisions: Regulation 3.1. Accommodation and recreational facilities; and Regulation 3.2. Food and Catering.

Module G CoverModule G: Title 4 of the MLC – Health Protection, Medical Care, Welfare and Social Security

Module G is designed for use by trainers of national maritime labour inspectors or officers carrying out maritime labour inspections in connection with port State control or by persons training future trainers of maritime labour inspectors. It provides practical guidance on the provisions in Title 4 of the MLC, 2006 (Regulation 4.1. Medical care on board ship and ashore; Regulation 4.2. Shipowners’ liability; Regulation 4.3. Health and safety protection and accident prevention; Regulation 4.4. Access to shore-based welfare facilities; Regulation 4.5. Social security).

Module H CoverModule H: Complaints under Title 5 of the MLC, 2006

Module H deals with the mechanisms under the MLC, 2006 for making complaints about seafarers’ working and living conditions. Specifically it deals with: Regulation 5.1.5. On-board complaint procedures; Regulation 5.1.4. (flag State) Inspection and enforcement; Regulation 5.2.2. Onshore seafarer complaint-handling procedures. The module is designed for use by trainers of national maritime labour inspectors or by officers carrying out maritime labour inspection in connection with port State control or by persons training future trainers of maritime labour inspectors. It provides practical guidance on the role of the provisions in the MLC, 2006 that deal with complaints about seafarers’ working and living conditions, in so far as they are relevant to the work of maritime labour inspectors.

Module H provides inspectors with information on important complementary aspects of the flag State inspection module and the port State control module. It also deals with the MLC, 2006 requirements for on-board complaint procedures, a requirement that must be inspected and certified on ships that need certification and is an item subject to port State control.

Module I Cover Module I: Port State Control under Title 5 of the MLC, 2006

Module I deals with the provisions in the MLC, 2006 for inspection of foreign ships coming into the port of country that has ratified the Convention. Specifically, it deals with Regulation 5.2. port State responsibilities and, specifically, with Regulation 5.2.1. Inspections in port, and the related Standard and Guideline and with their interaction with the complaint procedures in Regulation 5.2.2. discussed in Module H. The module is designed for use by trainers of national maritime labour inspectors or inspectors who may carry out inspections of foreign ships under port State control (port State control officers (PSCOs)) for compliance with the MLC, 2006 or by persons training future trainers of maritime labour inspectors or PSCOs.

 

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