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Social Accountability Setembro 24, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — looking4good @ 9:59 pm

The SA 8000 standard stipulates the following nine requirements:
· Minimum age:
Child labour, defined by the ILO as work carried out by children aged 15 years and younger (14 years in some exempted areas) is not permitted. Where practiced, child labour must be progressively eliminated in a constructive way so as not to make the child’s economic situation worse.
· Forced labour:

Prohibited. Workers cannot be required to surrender identity papers, or pay “deposits” in order to gain employment.
· Occupational health and safety:
Companies must meet basic standards for a safe and healthy working environment.· Freedom of association and the right to organise : Protects the rights of workers to form and join trade unions or other organised groups where unions are prohibited by law.
· . Discrimination :
Prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, caste, nationality, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, union membership or political affiliation.
· Disciplinary practices:
prohibits corporal punishment, mental or physical coercion and verbal abuse of workers.
· Hours of work :
A regular working week is defined as that set out by local 1aw or 48 hours, whichever is shorter. Overtime is not to exceed 12 hours per week, even when the regular working week is less than 48 hours.
· Wages:
Must meet all minimum legal standards and provide sufficient income for basic needs.

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Filed under: Uncategorized — looking4good @ 8:12 pm

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Filed under: Uncategorized — looking4good @ 8:12 pm

…Até já estou a começar a gostar do Ricardo!
 

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Filed under: Uncategorized — looking4good @ 8:12 pm

…Até já estou a começar a gostar do Ricardo!