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East Asia maritime action week under way

The ITF’s third East Asia maritime action week of 2013 begins today at major ports in Japan, Korea, Russia and Taiwan.


The week runs from 9 to 13 September. During it joint inspection teams will check and enforce decent pay and working conditions onboard vessels. They will also be promoting the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC) to crew members.


ITF Japan coordinator Fusao Ohori commented: “With the MLC 2006 now in force we are committed to explaining to seafarers what it means for them. We know that seafarers who are suffering difficulties are eager to know their rights and how to resolve problems using its complaint procedures.”


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For more details please contact:


In the UK, Sam Dawson. Telephone: +44 (0)20 7940 9260. Email: dawson_sam@itf.org.uk


In Japan, Fusao Ohori. Tel: +81 3 5410 8330. Mobile: +81 90 6949 5469. Email: ohori_fusao@itf.org.uk


In Korea, Hye Kyung Kim. Tel: +82 2 716 2764. Mobile +82 10 5441 1232. Email: kim_hk@itf.org.uk


In Taiwan, Tse-Ting Tu. Tel: +886 (0)75212380. Mobile: +886 (0)988513979. Email: tu_tse-ting@itf.org.uk or Sanders Chang. Tel: +886(0)2658 4514. Mobile: +886(0)955 415 705. Email: chang_sanders@itf.org.uk


In Russia, Petr Osichansky. Telephone: +7 4232 512 485. Mobile: +7(0)4232 706485. Email: osichansky_petr@itf.org.uk
 

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For more information contact ITF press officer, Sam Dawson.
Direct line: + 44 (0)20 7940 9260.
Email: dawson_sam@itf.org.uk

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