ILO International Labour Organization [to 25 July 2015]
Liberia’s new labour law commits to decent work
Liberia has made history by adopting a new labour law, as it is the only one in the world that directly refers to the ILO’s Decent Work Agenda in its title.
Comment | 24 July 2015
By Aeneas Chapinga Chuma, ILO Regional Director for Africa
MONROVIA (ILO News) – On 25 June, Liberian President Sirleaf signed into law the Decent Work Bill, the country’s first labour law since the 1950s.
The act marks the second time that the African country becomes a forerunner in promoting ILO standards. In June 2006, Liberia became the first country in the world to ratify the ILO’s Maritime Labour Convention . Now it has adopted the first labour law in the world that refers to the ILO’s Decent Work Agenda directly in its title…