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July 9, 2019

A historic step towards greater protections for workers around the world

Canadian Labour Congress

On June 21, 2019, Canada’s unions joined workers everywhere in celebrating the historic adoption of a new International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention and Recommendation addressing violence and harassment in the world of work.

After over a year of negotiations with governments, employers, and workers, the Centenary International Labour Conference adopted the new framework at its convention in Geneva.

The ILO Convention and Recommendation set out clear policies, grounded in social dialogue and requiring an integrated, gender-responsive approach to the prevention and elimination of violence and harassment in the world of work. The Convention is legally binding, while the Recommendation provides advice.

Read more about this victory from the Canadian Labour Congress.

Take action to ask our federal government to adopt the ILO Convention and Recommendation concerning the Elimination of Violence and Harassment in the World of Work.

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