The ETF and Europêche launched Fishery Speak today, a new mobile app that makes communication on board easier.
The ETF and Europêche share a Q&A document about the ILO “Work in fishing” Convention 188, covering subjects such as the scope of the convention, working and rest time, and enforcement.
A recording of the social partners’ event on ILO “Work in fishing” Convention is now available to watch online.
ETF and Europêche hosted a webinar on the ILO C188, in collaboration with the ILO, the European Commission and representatives of important fishing nations such as France, the Netherlands, Denmark and the United Kingdom. High-ranked panellists widely called for the ratification and implementation of the ILO C188 and its EU equivalent, EU Directive 2017/159.
The ETF welcomes the green light of the Italian Government for the ratification of the ILO Convention 188 “Work in fishing”. The ETF, together with ITF, will continue to ask as many countries as possible to ratify the Convention 188 and properly implement it. The Convention is a fundamental international instrument to protect fishers’ working conditions and rights.
On 23 October ETF and Europêche met with the representatives of the Spanish government to discuss the ratification of international instruments concerning the work in the fishing sector. Social Partners also discussed the progress of their joint project ‘Pillars of the Sea 2’.
Sea fishing remains one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. We are working with our social partner, Europêche, to make it safer. We are developing guidelines on medical examinations and the recruitment of migrant fishers. We are also pushing EU member states to implement international agreements that will make our seas a better place to work.
ETF and Europêche will work together on a range of projects to guarantee safer and better work for fishers: guidelines for medical examinations and the recruitment of migrant fishers, an updated Fishery Speak app, and lobbying governments to follow international rules.