IMO shares the following recommendations from the Joint Action Group with the aim to mitigate impacts of health recommendations on transport keyworkers.
Designating transport workers, including seafarers, as keyworkers and ensuring such workers’ needs and challenges are voiced during a pandemic are among the recently published recommendations from a joint United Nations and industry sector action group.
The Joint Action Group was established in December 2021 to review the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world’s transport workers and the global supply chain. The Group included IMO, the International Labour Organization (ILO), the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the International Chamber of shipping (ICS) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), and air and road entities.
The recommendations of the Joint Action Group to review the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world’s transport workers and the global supply chain (JAG-TSC) aim to minimize adverse impacts on transport workers, their families and global trade and supply chains, while at the same time ensuring that public health needs are fully safeguarded and local communities are protected.
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim signed the recommendations document on 27 January 2022, along with the Heads of the other involved UN entities.
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