Monday, June 12, 2006

Call for child labour policy

Phoolo Danny-Maharaj South Bureau

Monday, June 12th 2006

THE All Trinidad Sugar and General Workers Trade Union (ATSGWTU) is calling on Government to elaborate on a  clear and effective policy for the eradication and prevention of child labour in Trinidad and Tobago.

World Day Against Child Labour is celebrated today.

Union president Rudranath Indarsingh is further demanding that Government define immediate action toward the urgent elimination of the worst forms of child labour, according to the ILO Conventions 138 and 182.

He said Government, through the Ministries of Social Development and National Security, must ensure that the children of the country are protected and not be forced into activities such as human trafficking, prostitution, pornography, or illegal activities.

Reflecting on the recent criminal abuse that caused the death of Sean Luke and Amy Emily Anamanthudo.
Indarsingh said Government policies must be appreciated and supported by all the social actors, such as workers,  employers and non-governmental organisations.