Change International gains MLC approval
Change International has announced that it has received a Declaration of Conformity to the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC).
The company, a global division of Change Recruitment Group, is the first independent UK recruitment company to achieve the quality status awarded by the convention, having been audited by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
The MLC, which came into force on 20 August 2013, has led to greater employment protection for the majority of the world’s seafarers.
Business manager - marine, Stuart Mitchell, commented, “This is a massive change in employment rights for seafarers around the world and both employers and job-seekers will now look to use recruiters who are MLC audited. We are delighted to be the first in the UK to achieve this standard.”