The Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 is a cornerstone of modern maritime law, establishing comprehensive rights and protections for the world’s 1.5 million seafarers. At PT Sri Dewi Baruna, we respect, uphold, and advocate for the full implementation of MLC 2006. This article serves as a testament to our commitment and a guide for our seafarers to understand their rights under this significant convention.
What is the MLC 2006?
Formulated by the International Labour Organization (ILO), the MLC 2006 is often referred to as the “Seafarers’ Bill of Rights.” It consolidates and updates more than 68 international labor standards related to the maritime sector adopted over the last 80 years. The MLC 2006 sets minimum requirements for nearly every aspect of working and living conditions for seafarers including employment terms, wages, hours of work and rest, onboard living conditions, healthcare, welfare measures, and social security protection.
Our Commitment to MLC 2006
As a leading maritime recruitment and placement agency, PT Sri Dewi Baruna is at the forefront of ensuring fair treatment and decent working conditions for our seafarers. We understand that our commitment to MLC 2006 is not just about compliance; it’s about showing respect for our seafarers’ rights and dignity.
Every seafarer working with us is provided with a clear employment agreement outlining the terms of employment, rights, responsibilities, and protections as per MLC 2006. We ensure that all terms and conditions are understood by the seafarer, providing necessary assistance and clarification whenever required.
We guarantee safe and secure working conditions onboard, adhering to the highest industry standards. Our seafarers are provided with well-maintained accommodation and recreational facilities, ensuring they have a comfortable living environment while at sea. We also ensure access to medical care, welfare measures, and social security protection, recognizing their importance for the wellbeing of our seafarers and their families.
Advocacy for Seafarers’ Rights
Our commitment to the principles of MLC 2006 extends beyond our organization. We actively advocate for these standards within our networks and industry circles, encouraging other maritime companies to adopt and uphold them. We firmly believe that a widespread commitment to MLC 2006 can raise the bar for the entire industry, fostering a culture of respect and dignity for seafarers worldwide.
We stand by our seafarers and offer support in addressing any grievances or issues related to their rights under MLC 2006. We maintain an open-door policy, ensuring that every concern is heard, acknowledged, and addressed promptly and effectively.
The Way Forward
As the maritime industry evolves, so too does our commitment to upholding the principles of MLC 2006. We continually monitor our practices and processes, making improvements wherever necessary to ensure that we stay at the forefront of fair and ethical maritime labor practices.
In conclusion, PT Sri Dewi Baruna is fully committed to supporting the rights and welfare of our seafarers under the MLC 2006. We want our seafarers to know their rights, and we want our partners to understand our unwavering commitment to these rights. By working together, we can create a maritime industry where every seafarer is respected, protected, and valued.