Labour rights intrinsic to human rights

2011-03-21 10:36

The creation and implementation of basic labour laws and standards were essential for the protection of human rights, the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) said today.

“We need to promote opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work, in conditions of freedom, equity, security and dignity,” spokesperson Dennis George said.

“Organised labour cannot afford to become complacent or self-congratulatory.”

The only way to improve the rights, security and opportunities of workers was through clear and fair labour legislation, George said.

“On the eve of Human Rights Day, we as Fedusa celebrate our past achievements and take cognisance of what we as a federation can do better in the future,” George said.

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