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ILC announces list of countries to come under scrutiny

29 May, 2018The International Labour Conference (ILC) today announced the list of 24 countries that will come under the scrutiny of the Committee on the Application of Standards for alleged violations of international labour Conventions. 

Included in the list are countries where IndustriALL Global Union trade union affiliates are directly affected. These include Algeria, Belarus, Brazil, Haiti, Mexico, Nigeria and the Ukraine. 

The Committee on the Application Standards (CAS), which is made up of representatives of government, employer and worker delegates, checks how International Labour Organisation (ILO) standards ratified by member states are being applied.

Following the publication of the shortlist, governments are invited to respond and provide information on the case in question, which will be addressed in the plenary of the Conference.

In Algeria and Mexico, the CAS will examine cases on violations of the fundamental ILO Convention 87 on Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise. 

Belarus will be scrutinized under Forced Labour Convention 29, while Brazil and Nigeria, will come under examination for breaching ILO Convention 98 on the Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention. 

In Haiti, the CAS will address violations of multiple Conventions on hours of work and weekly rest (Numbers 91, 14, 30, 106), and the Ukrainian government will be invited to supply information on violations of labour inspection Conventions 81 and 129.

See the full shortlist of cases to be examined by the CAS here.

For more information on the cases, read the report of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations