End child Labour and improve health of young workers
June 7, 2018 1:05 am
World Day against Child Labour this year will shine the spotlight on the need to end child Labour and improve the safety and health of young workers.
According to ILO Statistics, young workers between the ages of 15 to 24 suffer up to a 40 percent higher rate of non-fatal occupational injuries.
In addition to injuries, the workplace hazards they face often put their health and lives at risk.
Director ILO Donglin Li says basic OHS information should be integrated into school curricula, technical training and educational programmes.
Speaking at the World Day against Child Labour celebration in Labasa this morning, Li says all workers have the right to stay safe and healthy at work.
The World Day against Child Labour is celebrated globally on June 12th.