Monday, September 5, 2011

Honoring labor (& leisure)

On this day set aside in the United States to honor labor (prior posts here, here, here, and here), IntLawGrrls reprints worker-protection guarantees set out more than 6 decades ago in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
First, there's Article 23, which states:

(1) Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.
(2) Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work.
(3) Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection.
(4) Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.

And then Article 24, the favorite of many a worker around the world:

Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.

Heartfelt wishes for a restful and leisurely Labor Day.

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