Project Pillars of the Sea II

The project as a whole, is a continuation of the Pillars of the Sea project, and in partially implementing the work programme of the Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for Sea Fishing in order to significantly make progress in various key areas of interest for Social Partners. The main issues covered by the project are mainly dealing with how to improve health, working conditions and safety at sea of our fishermen.

In this context, the European Social Partners have produced one study and one phone application with the aim to contribute to ameliorate EU legislation regarding training, safety, accommodation, business efficiency and free movement of workers which will ultimately offer to our fishermen a healthier working environment, better skills and decent work.

Pillar 1 (ongoing): Constitutes the aim to develop guidelines for the vessel owners on the decent recruitment of migrant fishers. There is an issue of the international recruitment and placement of migrant fishers, as cases of abusive and fraudulent practices are still reality in the sector. There is therefore need for practical guidelines for the vessels owners on how to ensure that the private employment agencies that they engage comply with human rights and international and EU labour regulations.

Pillar 2: Contains the development of guidelines that are aimed to give guidance to persons authorised by competent authorities to conduct medical examinations and to issue medical certificates. The guidelines’ structure is based on the joint ILO/IMO guidelines on medical examination, but with health standards and fitness criteria adjusted to the specificities of fishers’ work.

EU Guidelines on the medical examinations of fishers

EU Guidelines on the medical examinations of fishers

Lignes directrices relatives aux examens médicaux des pêcheurs

Lignes directrices relatives aux examens médicaux des pêcheurs

Directrices para la realización de los reconocimientos médicos de los pescadores

Directrices para la realización de los reconocimientos médicos de los pescadores

Pillar 3: Consist of a an update of the 'Fishery Speak' app which was created by the Social Partners as part of a previous project. It is an interactive glossary, aimed at improving on board safety as well as navigation security. It provides an overview of the main phrases used on board in relation to safety procedures. The improved version increased the user friendliness and made the safety glossary available in Italian, Russian, and Arabic apart from the original English, French, Spanish, Polish, and Dutch.

 

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