AUSTRALIA RATIFIES ILO CONVENTION 190

Last week Australia was among the first group of countries in the world to ratify the ILO (International Labour Organisation) Convention No. 190 (Violence and Harassment).

The landmark Convention recognises every worker’s right to be free from all forms of violence and harassment at work, including gender-based violence and harassment, and provides a comprehensive framework for Governments, workers and employers to prevent, address and reduce the risks.

Australian unions played a key role in the negotiations for the Convention at the ILO Conference in 2018 and 2019 and have campaigned for its ratification since.

Read more about what ratification means for workers.

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