The working-class history of the
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Forum Discusses Child Prostitution In Ethiopia
Panafrican News Agency, 30 March 2000. The commercial sexual exploitation of children and youths is one of the worst forms of child labour in Ethiopia. The government has to agree to the ILO’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour in Ethiopia by releasing major funds to combat poverty in the country, the major cause of child labour.
Ring Road Workers Reach Agreement
The Daily Monitor, 1 February 2001. Workers of the Addis Ababa Ring Road project who have been at loggerheads with their Chinese employers have finally reached an agreement to form a labour union. The workers had also complained of abuse and sexual harassment.
Foreign Ministry Voices Concern Over Migrant Workers
By Dagnachew Teklu, The Daily Monitor (Addis Ababa), 25 February 2001. A committee established under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to monitor trafficking of women (illegal migrant workers) calls for measures to curb it. Despite the Private Employment Agency Proclamation, there are still illegal agents who are sending young citizens to the Middle East who are subject to abuse.
For Industrial Peace Let’s Adhere To The Law
Addis Tribune (Addis Ababa), 23 March 2001. Labour disputes in construction sector have assumed new proportions as workers in several construction companies went on strike, one after another, in recent months. The strikers cite maltreatment, denial of right to association, inappropriate expulsion of trade union leaders, and failure to provide employees with some necessary services.