Conventions concerning Wages, Hours of Work on Board Ship and Manning

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C79/C96 (revised)/C109 (revised)
Conventions concerning Wages, Hours of Work on Board Ship and Manning
Drafted 29 June 1946/18 June 1949/14 May 1958
Effective not effective
Condition
  • 9 countries from a specific group
    *5 countries with over 1 million gross register tons
    *aggregate of 15 million gross register tons
Expiration 8 August 2002
Ratifiers 0/5/11
Depositary Director-General of the International Labour Office
Languages French and English

The Convention concerning Wages, Hours of Work on Board Ship and Manning (or Wages, Hours of Work and Manning (Sea) Convention) is a convention of the International Labour Organization originally drafted in 1946 and revised conventions in 1949 and 1958, none of which entered into force.

Entry into Force[edit]

The criterion of entry into force for all three conventions required a minimum number countries acceding with a significant sea trade volume as well as requirements of the aggregate of trade volume by ratifying countries:

  1. ratification by nine countries from the group: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany (1958 convention only), Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan (1958 convention only), Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain (1958 convention only), Sweden, Soviet Union (1958 convention only), Turkey, United Kingdom, United States and Yugoslavia;
  2. ratification from at least five countries with over one million gross register tons of shipping;
  3. an aggregate tonnage by ratifying countries of more than fifteen million gross register tons.

Ratifications[edit]

An overview of number of ratifications of the conferences is shown below. Although the number of ratifications was larger for the revised conventions, the entry into force criteria were met in none of them. The conventions were closed for signature upon the entry into force of the Seafarers' Hours of Work and the Manning of Ships Convention, 1996.

year of conclusion entry
into force
ratifications
(current)
relevant countries
for entry into force
denouncements closure for signature
1946 no 0 0 0 8 August 2002
1949 no 5 0 0 8 August 2002
1958 no 11 6 4 8 August 2002

An overview of the ratifications of the conventions as of 27 May 2013 is shown below. Only the 1958 received ratifications from the list of countries of which 9 were required to ratify. Six such ratifications were received (Yugoslavia also ratified, but is depicted in the list as its successor states). Denouncements of the convention were a result of the entry into force of the Seafarers' Hours of Work and the Manning of Ships Convention, 1996 for those countries. Also ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention results -after it enters into force on 20 August 2013- in denouncement of the conventions.

Country 1946 1949 1958 comments
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 June 1993 Denounced effective 20 August 2013
Brazil 18 June 1965
Croatia 8 October 1991 Denounced effective 20 August 2013
Cuba 29 April 1952
France 8 June 1979 denounced 27 April 2004
Guatemala 2 August 1961
Iraq 15 August 1985 23 September 1986
Italy 23 June 1981
Lebanon 6 December 1993
Macedonia 17 December 1991
Mexico 11 September 1961
Norway 30 August 1966 denounced 22 October 2003
Philippines 29 December 1953 Denounced effective 20 August 2013
Portugal 9 January 1981
Serbia 24 February 2000 Denounced effective 20 August 2013
Slovenia 29 May 1992 denounced 21 July 2004
Spain 14 July 1971 denounced 7 January 2004

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Full text of the 1946, 1949, 1958 conventions at the ILO website
  • Ratification status of the 1946, 1949, 1958 conventions at the ILO website