World history of labor rights
and labor standards
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The political circumstances of the world's
The social democratic linkeage of a
social clause with trade
Contradictions of the ILO conventions
- Oxfam challenges the World Bank's policies on
labour market deregulation
- Oxfam UK/I, SAPs NEWS, 1 April 1996. an Oxfam UKI
policy advisor and Chilean NGO activist researcher met with
World Bank officials to challenge the Bank's labour intensive
export led growth strategy. Presenting indepth research on
Chile's flexible labour market they argued that labour market
deregulation should not should not be considered a magic recipe
for job creation.
- Labor Rights Campaigns Gear Up for Holidays:
leafleting actions planned
- Campaign for Labor Rights, Labour News, 4 December 1996.
Example of various international labor rights campaigns.
- Labour Rights as Human Rights: Implications of
the International Consensus
- By Roy J. Adams, 4 January 1999. A paper that places labor rights
into the context of human rights. Included in the original U.N.
code or rights was an affirmation that Freedom of Association is
a fundamental human right, which includes collective bargaining.
All ILO member states have an obligation to respect, to promote
and to realize them. If collective bargaining is a human right,
then the most common of industrial relations practices in North
America are morally wrong.
- Social charter for Faber-Castell
- IG Metall press release, 7 March 2000. Example of privately
negotiated labor rights. Metall has signed an agreement with
the German multinational which guarantees minimum social
standards. The standards follow proposed by the ILO.
- Millennium Project
- By the International Centre for Trade Union Rights (ICTUR), 13
July 2000. ICTUR, together with the Institute of Employment
Rights, a UK labour law think tank, will set out fundamental
basic trade union rights and then campaign for their incorporation
into international instruments and domestic law by national