ILO Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) – MCA Tri-partite Working Group

Circular No: NP/0243/19


Our ref: S6/11

7th November 2019

Dear Colleagues

ILO Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) – MCA Tri-partite Working Group

Further to Circular No.0202/18 of 12th October 2018, your Union will be attending the next meeting of the Tri-partite Working Group (TWG) on the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) which will be held at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) in Southampton on 25th November 2019.

The MCA has not yet produced minutes from the previous meeting of the MLC TWG held on 23rd May this year. The minutes from the MLC TWG meeting held 1st November 2018 are attached.

Any Shipping Branches seeking to propose items for the Union to raise at the next MLC TWG meeting on 25th November 2019 are advised to email them to before that date and they will be considered for discussion with the MCA, Government and employer representatives who also attend the MLC TWG.

I would be grateful if you could bring the content of this circular to the attention of all Shipping Branch members. You will be kept advised of further developments.

Yours sincerely

Mick Cash
General Secretary