TUs launch signature campaign

Published: 13th June 2012 11:34 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th June 2012 11:34 AM   |  A+A-

In a bid to eradicate child labour, Tamil Nadu Trade Unions joint action forum has launched a signature campaign seeking the support of State MPs to push for the ratification of key child labour conventions in Parliament.

Addressing a press conference to mark World Day against Child Labour, union members of BMS, AITUC, CITU, HMS, LPF and INTUC stressed on the need to ratify International Labour Organisation convention 182, Convention 87, Convention 98 and Convention 138. Interestingly, stress was given to ratification of Convention 138, which requires the State to specify, in law, a minimum age for admission to employment not less than the age of finishing compulsory education which is 15 years, and Convention 182, which calls for effective measures to secure the prohibition of worst forms of child labour. 

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