SECLG: Driving improvements in labour standards

Date: 01 March 2022

Time: 14:00 - 15:30

Location: Online

Email Karen Green to register for this event
Our next SECLG meeting will look more closely at collaborative initiatives to drive the improvement of working conditions for fishers.

Under the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), all business enterprises have a responsibility to respect human rights. The UK ratified the International Labour Organization Work in Fishing Convention (c188) in 2019. The Convention is intended to create a level playing field globally, force out sub-standard operations and provide minimum standards for decent work onboard fishing vessels.

This Seafood Ethics Common Language Group (SECLG) bite-size meeting will look more closely at collaborative initiatives to drive the improvement of working conditions for fishers who commercially fish in UK waters and/or on UK flagged vessels, as well as globally.

Event Programme

14:00
Introductions and general housekeeping
Waitrose survey on the experiences of crew on Scottish fleets
  • Sam Ludlow-Taylor
    Waitrose
  • Amy Morris
    Waitrose
Minimum conditions for social certification in the seafood supply chain
  • Andrea Albertazzi
    European Transport Workers' Federation
The role of the SEA Alliance and its participating companies
  • Andy Hickman
    SEA Alliance
The Cape Town Agreement and how its ratification helps global governance
  • Huw Thomas
    Pew Trusts
15:30
End of event

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