lunes, 15 de septiembre de 2014 – 15 de septiembre de 2014 – EEUU- Washington

Tobacco Growers’ Reform On Child Labor An “Important Step”
WASHINGTON — Rights advocates are tentatively cheering new pledges from a major association of U.S. tobacco growers not to employ children under 16 years old, in response to longstanding concerns over the particularly harmful effects of this work on the health of young people.

In July, the Council for Burley Tobacco passed a resolution stating that it does “not condone the hiring of anyone under the age of 16 for work in tobacco anywhere in the world.” The council represents around 5,000 tobacco growers in Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, and Ohio.

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