Revision of the Labour Inspection (Seamen) Recommendation, 1926 (No. 28) / Revision of the Wages, Hours of Work and Manning (Sea) Convention (Revised), 1958 (No. 109), and Recommendation, 1958 (No. 109) / and Others

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Revision of the Labour Inspection (Seamen) Recommendation, 1926 (No. 28) / Revision of the Wages, Hours of Work and Manning (Sea) Convention (Revised), 1958 (No. 109), and Recommendation, 1958 (No. 109) / and Others


These reports comprise the preparatory documents for the 84th (Maritime) Session of the International Labour Conference to be held in Geneva from 8 to 22 October 1996. They set forth proposals for the revision of old instruments. All four reports are identically structured: an introduction traces the history of the instrument in question and of decisions concerning its revision; the first chapter then presents the relevant conclusions prepared by the Office for the November 1994 Tripartite Meeting on Maritime Labour Standards; the second chapter covers the proceedings of that Meeting; and, lastly, the third chapter contains the proposed texts - in English and in French - to be submitted to the Conference for adoption.

Report I, on labour inspection, contains the texts of both a proposed Convention and a proposed Recommendation. The issues examined include scope and definitions; the organization of inspection; the principle of annual inspection; the status, duties and powers of inspectors; penalties; and inspection reports. Turning to the revision of Convention No. 109, Report II considers its scope and definitions; maximum working time and hours of rest; and manning levels ensuring safety and sufficient rest. As regards Recommendation No. 109, the focus of the Report is on minimum wages. Report III, on the recruitment and placement of seafarers, addresses the issues of scope and definitions; public employment services for seafarers; and the regulation of employment agencies for seafarers. Lastly, Report IV proposes the adoption of a protocol to the Merchant Shipping (Minimum Standards) Convention, 1976 (No. …

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