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.
Diocesan Migration Missioner Troy Elder writes with updates from his weeklong journey through Guatemala and southern Mexico as a guest of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles and the Anglican Diocese of Guatemala. Troy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Day 1: At Long Last, Headed South It was hard to believe this day had finally come. After nearly two […]
As the Covid pandemic continues, the members of our diocesan Public Health Task Force continue to meet and discuss ways to keep our communities safe, and pursue our mission in the name of Jesus Christ. We are grateful that our congregations have worked so hard on public health and safety issues for the nearly two […]
All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Vista welcomed Bishop Susan Brown Snook for the first Bishop’s Visitation and Church Revival of the year. Each week Bishop Susan visits a church in the diocese. This year during the Bishop’s visit, each church is celebrating with a revival, filled with liturgical depth, testimony, prayer, and celebration—perfect for welcoming […]