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Internationally recognised workers' rights

Internationally  recognised workers' rights, otherwise known as core labour standards, are inalienable rights, which all workers should enjoy by virtue of being human beings. The International Labour Organisation defines core labour standards as including such basic tenets as the freedom to join an independent trade union and to equal remuneration regardless of sex. More than 140 countries meeting at the ILO in 1998 re-affirmed their commitment to the core labour standards -

  • Freedom from forced labour
  • Freedom from child labour
  • Freedom from discrimination at work
  • Freedom to form and join a union and to bargain collectively

For further information, visit the International Labour Organisation