21. The above observations show that before considering the recommendations on a case-by-case basis, the Group should endeavour to define general criteria for their revision. The approaches of the Organization and the Office vary considerably and the uncertainties raised are largely due to the lack of fundamental provisions in this area. In order to make coherent recommendations to the Management Board, the Group could first clarify any ambiguity in this area in order to make its review as effective as possible. 20. Nevertheless, in 1979, on the recommendation of the Ventejol Working Party, the Administrative Council instructed the Office to repeal certain Recommendations by no longer publishing them in the reissue of all international Conventions and Recommendations. In its decision, the Administrative Council “gave the Agency the discretion to omit certain Category 3 recommendations where they have been replaced or replaced by a recent agreement or recommendation or were purely transitional”. (12) Although the 1979 Ventejol Working Party did not itself draw any conclusions, it acknowledged that some recommendations had been `replaced or replaced` and that others had become obsolete because of their transitional nature. On this basis, the Office omitted a considerable number of recommendations, a total of 64, from the new edition of the compilation. The omitted recommendations include both recommendations replaced by the Conference and obsolete recommendations.
However, the list of omitted recommendations appears to be relatively imprecise, as it does not entirely coincide with the list in the latest edition of the Compilation of Maritime Labour Conventions and Recommendations. (13) (2) Need for revision: the 1974 study considered this instrument to remain interesting. (49) The Ventejol working parties of 1979 and 1987 classified this recommendation as a priority instrument to be supported. This Recommendation contains fundamental principles for collective agreements. It still seems to play a useful role. 46. The Group is invited to examine the above-mentioned proposals and to present its recommendations to the Committee on Legal Affairs and International Labour Standards. .