The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC), the “Seafarers’ Bill of Rights,” will go into effect this Tuesday, 20 August 2013. This new International Labour Organization (ILO) convention consolidates and updates more than 68 international labor standards in the maritime sector. It sets minimum global standards for seafarers’ living and working conditions. This will ensure that there are globally agreed standards for seafarers and their right to decent working conditions. It will also provide clarity of regulatory approach and remove obstacles to regional trade. It ensures a level playing field for the UK and Canadian merchant fleets, among other signatories, because the Convention will require ships registered in other states to meet internationally agreed standards.
The U.S. merchant fleet? Not so much. The Senate has not ratified MLC 2006, despite endorsements by the U.S. Coast Guard and US maritime unions, so the Convention is not enforceable in the Port of San Diego. Our senators need to hear from you by email.
Thanks to a three-year grant from The Episcopal Church’s Office of Global Partnerships, EDSD is glad to welcome a new part-time Border Missioner, Troy Elder. In this role, Troy will coordinate ministry activities in the Diocese of San Diego related to US-Mexico border and migration issues. He will collaborate with diocesan staff, congregations, community ministry […]
The Diocesan Service & Justice Coalition, (formerly the Diocesan Service Coalition) began in 2011 by Sarah Shealy at Christ Church Coronado. The DSJC is a group of dedicated service/outreach and peace/social justice coordinators at parishes throughout our diocese who strive to network and share ideas and collaborate on projects to make a greater impact in […]
Jeff Pack, St. Paul’s Cathedral John Shelby Spong, the controversial, well-traveled, and now retired, Episcopal Bishop from New Jersey, once claimed his early spiritual search was simply a means to seeking security for his anxious and insecure soul. He would discover he was only partially correct, as he later wrote in his autobiography, “…I discovered […]