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        human rights conventions (non-fundamental)</font></H2>
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          <p align="center"><FONT COLOR="#2C3568"><EM> In addition to each of 
            the eight Fundamental ILO Conventions, the Governing Body has called 
            a number of other international labour standards basic human rights 
            standards</EM></FONT> <br>
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    <td> <a href="C141_RuralWorkersOrganizations_1975.htm">The Rural Workers' 
      Organizations Convention, 1975 (No. 141)</a></td>
    <td> Obliges ratifying States to guarantee the principles of freedom of association 
      to rural workers and their organizations. The State must also have as an 
      objective of national policy concerning rural development the establishment 
      and growth, on a voluntary basis, of strong and independent organizations 
      of rural workers as an effective means of ensuring their participation in 
      economic and social development. Measures must be taken to that end. The 
      Convention is supplemented by Recommendation No. 149.</td>
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    <td><a href="C151_LabourRelations_PubService_1978.htm">The Labour Relations 
      (Public Service) Convention, 1978 (No. 151)</a></td>
    <td>Applies to all persons employed by pubic authorities; application to high-level 
      employees whose functions are policy-making or managerial or which duties 
      are of a highly confidential nature is determined by national law. Ratifying 
      States are to protect the right of public employees to organise, afford 
      facilities to public employees' organizations, encourage and promote the 
      development and use of negotiating mechanisms for terms and conditions of 
      public employees, afford dispute resolution mechanisms and civil and political 
      liberties to public employees. The Convention is supplemented by Recommendation 
      No. 159.</td>
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      <p><a href="C135_WorkersRepresentatives_1971.htm">The Workers' Representatives 
        Convention, 1971 (No. 135)</a>
    <td> Requires ratifying States to take effective measures to protect workers' 
      representatives from acts prejudicial to them based on their status or activities 
      as a workers' representative. Workers' representatives must also be provided 
      with facilities (not impairing the efficient operation of the undertaking 
      concerned) which enable them to carry out their functions promptly and efficiently. 
      The Convention is supplemented by Recommendation No. 143.</td>
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    <td><a href="C156_FamilyResponsibility_1981.htm">The Workers with Family Responsibilities 
      Convention, 1981 (No. 156)</a></td>
    <td>Applies to men and women workers with responsibilities for members of 
      their immediate family where those responsibilities restrict their possibilities 
      of preparing for, entering, participating in or advancing in economic activities. 
      Ratifying States are to promote equality of opportunity and treatment for 
      workers with family responsibilities, and make the same an element of national 
      policy. Family responsibilities are not to be a valid reason for termination 
      of employment. Details of international labour standards of appropriate 
      measures are outlined in the instrument. The Convention is supplemented 
      by Recommendation No. 165.</td>
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