Employment Rights Campaign
As part of our campaign and advocacy work in economic justice, we are also promoting an employment rights campaign and framework. Employers, government, businesses and social enterprises are being challenged to agree to provide laws and directives that protect the rights of employees. Providing a minimum framework for governments, businesses and other employers to sign up to. Employment standards in some African countries verge on none existent. Resulting in mass exploitation of vulnerable members of the population ultimately bad working conditions for the poorer and uneducated.
We have a Citizens of Humanity Charter Scheme which businesses, governments and other employers can sign up to, the charter mark it will symbolise application of a minimum standards framework. This idea has stemmed from the PAER research paper written by our founder Jill Thrussell which she initially wrote a few years ago, PAER identified that a lot of the unacceptable exploitation being orchestrated through businesses and governments in African countries arises as a result of lack of rights of employees. It also identified that if employers gave employees more rights, like minimum wage and reasonable working hours there would be more jobs available to the unemployed, as some people work the equivalent hours of two jobs, whilst only being paid for one and therefore there will be less unemployment.