New PDF release: ABC of Women Workers Rights’ and Gender Equality

By ILO International Labour Office

ISBN-10: 9221196224

ISBN-13: 9789221196228

With a purpose to advertise equality among men and women on this planet of labor, foreign exertions criteria and nationwide laws were followed on a variety of comparable matters. notwithstanding, staff are usually ignorant of their rights derived from those criteria —a proven fact that has been more and more pointed out as an enormous concern to their potent use. This revised and elevated version makes a speciality of states' or employers' tasks and employees' rights, when it comes to gender equality on this planet of labor. The publication comprises vital details correct to ladies staff on themes together with sexual harassment, ladies in improvement, and the glass ceiling. different significant advancements for either male and female employees are incorporated lower than gender mainstreaming and different gender matters, basic rules and rights at paintings, globalization, export processing zones, part-time paintings, and staff with family members duties. With an easy-to-follow layout, this advisor is a necessary device for elevating information and criminal literacy on severe paintings and gender equality concerns.

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C Making facilities available to enable workers to discharge their responsibilities in all areas of their lives is an important aspect of the promotion of equality of treatment between male and female workers with family responsibilities, and between such workers and other workers. All workers, irrespective of their sex, should have the possibility of combining paid employment with their responsibilities for children and other family members. Sufficient and adequate childcare and family services and facilities, including facilities for breastfeeding mothers, should be provided so that workers with family responsibilities can exercise their right to free choice of employment.

30, 41). However, several governments, employers and trade unions have adopted a cautious approach to the issue by developing agreements on transfers away from computer work during pregnancy. The principal measures recommended for protecting the health of computer users are: • regular breaks or changes in activity when working on-screen (the exact time limits are not specified and a variety of breaks are recommended in practice); • medical examinations (ophthalmic, neurological and orthopaedic) before the assignment; such examinations should be repeated regularly, at least once a year.

165: Workers with Family Responsibilities, 1981 ➜ See also Facilities and equipment; Family responsibilities, workers with; Illness in the family, leave for; Parental leave; Work–family balance 35 ABC of women workers’ rights and gender equality Child labour Child labour as a form of labour to be eliminated does not signify all forms of employment or work done by children under the age of 18 years. It means work that is detrimental to a child’s health, education, welfare or development. The general criteria for defining child labour are the age of the child and the nature of the work.

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