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21 Sep 2015 14:00 EDT

ILAB's Office of Trade and Labor Affairs accepts Peru labor submission for review

ILAB's Office of Trade and Labor Affairs has accepted for review a submission from the International Labor Rights Forum, Peru Equidad, and seven Peruvian workers’ organizations under the Labor Chapter of the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (PTPA). The submission alleges that, by permitting the unlimited consecutive renewal of short-term contracts under the Law Promoting Non-Traditional Exports (Law No. 22342) and Article 80 of the Law of Productivity and Labor Competitiveness (Law No. 728, Supreme Decree No. 003-97-TR), the Government of Peru has failed to meet its PTPA commitment to adopt and maintain in its statutes and regulations, and practices thereunder, the right of freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining. Learn More »

14 Sep 2015 14:00 EDT

Catholic Relief Services awarded $13M to provide job training to at-risk youth in El Salvador and Honduras

Catholic Relief Services will implement a project to help at-risk youth in El Salvador and Honduras develop market-relevant skills and secure good employment. Learn More »

01 Sep 2015 9:30 EDT

IPA Awarded $850,000 to Evaluate Child Labor Programming in the Philippines

ILAB has announced that Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) has been awarded $850,000 to rigorously evaluate the effects of a program implemented by the government of the Philippines to help child laborers and their families over the next three years. IPA will used a Randomized Control Trial to scientifically measure the impact of the Philippines’ Department of Labor and Employment's Kabuhayan Para sa Magulang ng Batang Manggagawa (KASAMA) Program, which assists families of child laborers. Learn More »

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