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It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today.

Barack Obama


Labour rights is a very broad issue; however, it can be boiled down to the protection and respect of human life in the workplace and the right to work itself. Some components of labour rights are the rights to job safety, collective bargaining, and equal pay for equal work.

Labour rights vary by country, however the International Labour Organization (ILO) provides universal standards and guidelines. The ILO, a part of the UN, aims to provide guidance and standards for labour practices around the world.

One labour issue that the ILO is making progress on is child labour. According to UNICEF (http://www.unicef.org/protection/index_childlabour.html) an estimated 246 million children are working, and nearly three quarters of those children are working in... (more)


 
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