R7 Recommendation concerning the Limitation of Hours of Work in the Fishing Industry

Genoa, 30 giugno 1920

The General Conference of the International Labour Organisation,

Having been convened at Genoa by the Governing Body of the International Labour Office on the 15 June 1920, and
Having decided upon the adoption of certain proposals with regard to the application to seamen of the Convention drafted at Washington, last November, limiting the hours of work in all industrial undertakings, including transport by sea and, under conditions to be determined, transport by inland waterways, to eight hours in the day and forty-eight in the week; consequential effects as regards manning and the regulations relating to accommodation and health on board ship, which is the first item in the agenda for the Genoa meeting of the Conference, and
Having determined that these proposals shall take the form of a Recommendation,
adopts the following Recommendation, which may be cited as the Hours of Work (Fishing) Recommendation, 1920, to be submitted to the Members of the International Labour Organisation for consideration with a view to effect being given to it by national legislation or otherwise, in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of the International Labour Organisation:
In view of the declaration in the Constitution of the International Labour Organisation that all industrial communities should endeavour to adopt, so far as their special circumstances will permit, an eight hours' day or a forty-eight hours' week as the standard to be aimed at where it has not already been attained, the International Labour Conference recommends that each Member of the International Labour Organisation enact legislation limiting in this direction the hours of work of all workers employed in the fishing industry, with such special provisions as may be necessary to meet the conditions peculiar to the fishing industry in each country; and that in framing such legislation each Government consult with the organisations of employers and the organisations of workers concerned.

Fonte: ILO