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R16 Recommendation concerning Living-in Conditions of Agricultural Workers




Geneva, 15 novembre 1921


The General Conference of the International Labour Organisation,

Having been convened at Geneva by the Governing Body of the International Labour Office, and having met in its Third Session on 25 October 1921, and
Having decided upon the adoption of certain proposals with regard to the living-in conditions of agricultural workers, which is included in the fourth item of the agenda of the Session, and
Having decided that these proposals shall take the form of a Recommendation,
adopts the following Recommendation, which may be cited as the Living-in Conditions (Agriculture) Recommendation, 1921, to be submitted to the Members of the International Labour Organisation for consideration with a view to effect being given to it by national legislation or otherwise, in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of the International Labour Organisation:
The General Conference of the International Labour Organisation recommends:

I

That each Member of the International Labour Organisation, which has not already done so, take statutory or other measures to regulate the living-in conditions of agricultural workers with due regard to the special climatic or other conditions affecting agricultural work in its country, and after consulation with the employers' and workers' organisations concerned, if such organisations exist.

II

That such measures shall apply to all accommodation provided by employers for housing their workers either individually, or in groups, or with their families, whether the accommodation is provided in the houses of such employers or in buildings placed by them at the workers' disposal.

III

That such measures shall contain the following provisions:
(a) unless climatic conditions render heating superfluous, the accommodation intended for workers' families, groups of workers, or individual workers, should contain rooms which can be heated;
(b) accommodation intended for groups of workers shall provide a separate bed for each worker, shall afford facilities for ensuring personal cleanliness, and shall provide for the separation of the sexes; in the case of families, adequate provision shall be made for the children;
(c) stables, cowhouses and open sheds should not be used for sleeping quarters.

IV

That each Member of the International Labour Organisation take steps to ensure the observance of such measures.


The General Conference of the International Labour Organization, Having been convened in Geneva by the Governing Body of the International Labour Office, and having met in its 92nd Session on 1 June 2004, and Following consideration of the proposal for the withdrawal of several international labour Recommendations, which is the seventh item on the agenda of this session, decides this sixteenth day of June of the year two thousand and four to withdraw the Living-in Conditions (Agriculture) Recommendation, 1921 (No. 16). The Director-General of the International Labour Office shall notify all Members of the International Labour Organization as well as the Secretary-General of the United Nations of this decision to withdraw the instrument. The English and French versions of the text of this decision are equally authoritative.


La raccomandazione รจ stata ritirata il 1 giugno 2004

Fonte: ILO