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II.6.240 WAGES, HOURS OF WORK AND MANNING (SEA) CONVENTION (REVISED), 1949

The Ratification of Maritime Conventions

Chapter I.6.240

CONVENTION CONCERNING WAGES, HOURS OF WORK ON BOARD SHIP AND MANNING (REVISED), 1949

ADOPTED: Done at Geneva, 8 June 1949
REFERENCE: WAGES, HOURS OF WORK AND MANNING (SEA) CONVENTION (REVISED), 1949
ENTERED INTO FORCE: Not yet in force
DEPOSITARY: ILO
SECRETARY: ILO

IMPLEMENTATION

RATIFICATION

Article XXV

The formal ratifications of this Convention shall be communicated to the Director-General of the International Labour Office for registration.

ENTRY INTO FORCE

Article XXVI

1. This Convention shall be binding only upon those Members of the International Labour Organisation whose ratifications have been registered with the Director-General.

2. It shall first come into force six months after the date at which the following conditions have been fulfilled:

  • (a) the ratifications of nine of the following Members have been registered: United States of America, Argentine Republic, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Finland, France, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Turkey, Yugoslavia;
  • (b) at least five of the Members whose ratifications have been registered have at the date of registration each not less than one million gross register tons of shipping;
  • (c) the aggregate tonnage of shipping possessed at the time of registration by the Members whose ratifications have been registered is not less than fifteen million gross register tons.

3. The provisions of the preceding paragraph are included for the purpose of facilitating and encouraging early ratification of the Convention by Member States.

4. After the Convention has first come into force, it shall come into force for any Member six months after the date on which its ratification has been registered.

DENUNCIATION

Article XXVII

1. A Member which has ratified this Convention may denounce it after the expiration of five years from the date on which the Convention comes into force, by an act communicated to the Director-General of the International Labour Office for registration. Such denunciation shall not take effect until one year after the date on which it is registered.

2. Each Member which has ratified this Convention and which does not, within the year following the expiration of the period of five years mentioned in the preceding paragraph, exercise the right of denunciation provided for in this Article, will be bound for another period of five years and, thereafter, may denounce this Convention at the expiration of each period of five years under the terms provided for in this Article.

REVISION

Article XXXI

1. Should the Conference adopt a new Convention revising this Convention in whole or in part, then, unless the new Convention otherwise provides,

  • (a) the ratification by a Member of the new revising Convention shall ipso jure involve the immediate denunciation of this Convention, notwithstanding the provisions of Article XXVII above, if and when the new revising Convention shall have come into force;
  • (b) as from the date when the new revising Convention comes into force, this Convention shall cease to be open for ratification by the Members.

2. This Convention shall in any case remain in force in its actual form and content for those Members which have ratified it but have not ratified the revising Convention.

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