R52 Recommendation concerning the Minimum Age for Admission of Children to Industrial Employment in Family Undertakings

Geneva, 22 giugno 1937

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 Twenty-third Session on 3 June 1937, and
Having decided upon the adoption of certain proposals with regard to the partial revision of the Convention fixing the minimum age for admission of children to industrial employment, which is the sixth item on the agenda of the Session, and
Having adopted a Convention revising the said Convention and having decided to supplement the revised Convention by a Recommendation,
adopts this twenty-second day of June of the year one thousand nine hundred thirty-seven, the following Recommendation, which may be cited as the Minimum Age (Family Undertakings) Recommendation, 1937:
Whereas the Minimum Age (Industry) Convention (Revised), 1937, while restricting the scope of the exception for family undertakings contained in the 1919 Convention, still permits such undertakings to be excluded from its scope except in the case of employments which, by their nature or the circumstances in which they are carried on, are dangerous to the life, health or morals of the persons employed therein; and
Whereas it is reasonable to hope that it will be possible to suppress this exception completely in the not distant future;
The Conference recommends that the Members of the Organisation should make every effort to apply their legislation relating to the minimum age of admission to all industrial undertakings, including family undertakings.

Fonte: ILO