New PDF release: ABC of Women Workers Rights’ and Gender Equality

By ILO International Labour Office

ISBN-10: 9221196224

ISBN-13: 9789221196228

That allows you to advertise equality among men and women on the planet of labor, foreign exertions criteria and nationwide laws were followed on quite a lot of comparable concerns. in spite of the fact that, staff are frequently blind to their rights derived from those criteria —a indisputable fact that has been more and more pointed out as a huge hindrance to their powerful use. This revised and increased version makes a speciality of states' or employers' tasks and employees' rights, with regards to gender equality on the planet of labor. The e-book accommodates vital details proper to ladies staff on issues together with sexual harassment, girls in improvement, and the glass ceiling. different significant advancements for either male and female staff are integrated less than gender mainstreaming and different gender concerns, basic rules and rights at paintings, globalization, export processing zones, part-time paintings, and staff with relations duties. With an easy-to-follow layout, this consultant is a necessary instrument for elevating expertise and felony literacy on serious paintings and gender equality concerns.

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Some indirect effects appear to be related to stress. Recent World Health Organization (WHO) research has found that non-ionizing radiation is not linked to increased risks for people working at computer screens, and that low-emission computer screens are not linked to increased risk of miscarriage (Paul, 2004, pp. 30, 41). However, several governments, employers and trade unions have adopted a cautious approach to the issue by developing agreements on transfers away from computer work during pregnancy.

As regards career breaks related to maternity, Convention No 183 provides for employment security, prohibiting dismissal during pregnancy, maternity leave and a period of time after return to work, and gives the right to reinstatement in the same job or an equivalent one with the same pay (Art. 8). Article 7 of Convention No. 156 also addresses this issue, stating: All measures compatible with national conditions and possibilities, including measures in the field of vocational guidance and training, shall be taken to enable workers with family responsibilities to become and remain integrated in the labour force, as well as to re-enter the labour force after an absence due to those responsibilities.

Women’s massive incorporation into atypical work in the globalized economy has both positive and negative aspects. On the one hand, it has improved the social and economic status of a great many women through waged employment and has made it easier for them to combine work outside the home with housework and family responsibilities. On the other hand, the kinds of work available are often low-status, low-paid and with poor working conditions; the lack of regulation of atypical work militates against job security and social protection.

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