The European Social Partners for Fisheries, Europêche and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF), call on all EU Member States to urgently ratify the ILO Convention that provides minimum standards to protect fishers in all aspects of their work. In a joint declaration signed on 14 April in The Hague, The Netherlands, the social partners also reminded the European Institutions about their responsibilities in this process.
Cork fishermen are set to take UK daily newspaper the Guardian to court for defamation over an article published last November alleging that migrant workers in Ireland were being mistreated in the fishing industry, reports TheJournal.ie
During a meeting held last week in Sofia, the European Social Partners in Fisheries, the ETF and Europêche, promoted together with the ILO the swift ratification of the ILO Work in Fishing Convention C188. The event was also attended by high-level representatives of the Bulgarian Ministries of Labour, Transport and Agriculture, who share competence over the ratification of the Convention.