workers rights

Guterres hails historic Convention banning violence and harassment at work

A landmark international agreement banning violence and harassment in the workplace has been applauded by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, after it was adopted on Friday at the International Labour Organization’s Centenary Conference in Geneva.

News In Brief 12 September 2018

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  • Exposing workers to toxic substances a “vicious form of exploitation”: UN expert
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Garment workers must have “freedom of association” to boost competitiveness

Workers in the global garment industry are often deprived of “freedom of association”, which is key to boosting competitiveness in the industry.

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