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Peru ratifies ILO Convention 190

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23 February, 2022Peru has become the fourth country in Latin America to ratify ILO Convention 190, after with Uruguay, Argentina and Ecuador, and the eleventh in the world. 

Trade unions in Peru played an important role in promoting the ratification of ILO Convention 190 on violence and harassment in the world of work.

Peru's National Federation of Textile Workers (FNTTP) and Federation of Workers in the Manufacturing and Allied Industries (FETRIMAP), both affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union, were  involved in the campaign for the ratification.

FNTTP secretary for the defence of labour rights, Gerardo Olórtegui, says:

"In Peru, workplace harassment is not only gender-related but also union-related. Harassment of unionised workers is manifested in the form of excessive workloads, strict control of their workplace through video surveillance, differential treatment when it comes to pay, with union members struggling with the legal collective bargaining procedure that can take months or years whilst employers readily grant generous incentives to non-unionised workers."

Violence and harassment in the world of work are an everyday reality for many workers and represent an obstacle to gender equality and decent work. IndustriALL Global Union has launched a campaign to combat gender-based violence and shape a world of work based on dignity and respect for all.