The Development of Maritime Legislation in China Under the Impact of MLC 2006

  • Pengfei Zhang


Ocean-going seafarers receive special attention at the ILO, the UN’s specialised agency whose main aims are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues (ILO 2013). For example, the ILO has the Joint Maritime Commission (JMC), a specialist bipartite standing body (representing shipowners and seafarers) designed particularly for workers in the shipping industry, which provides advice to the Governing Body on maritime issues, including labour standard-setting for the shipping industry (ILO 2011). The JMC represents the only statutory wage-fixing mechanism across all the sectors in the world economy (UN 2013).


Migrant Worker Filial Piety Shipping Company Flag State Maritime Industry 
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  • Pengfei Zhang
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  1. 1.Southampton Solent UniversitySouthamptonUK

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