C190 and R206: tools for reshaping the world of work - IUF/Global

June 21, 2020 is the first anniversary of the International Labour Conference’s adoption of Convention 190 (C190) and Recommendation 206 (R206) on violence and harassment in the world of work. While countries such as Uruguay, Argentina and Fiji have announced their ratification of C190, who could have imagined that this commemoration would take place in a context so inauspicious for a joyful celebration? The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on IUF workers and their families. Some governments are taking advantage of the situation to restrict trade union rights and civil liberties. Meanwhile, IUF affiliates are fighting to protect workers’ health and safety and save their jobs.

C190 and R206 have never been more relevant.

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