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R96 Recommendation concerning the Minimum Age of Admission to Work Underground in Coal Mines




Geneva, 19 giugno 1953


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 Thirty-sixth Session on 4 June 1953, and
Having decided upon the adoption of certain proposals with regard to the minimum age of admission to work underground in coal mines, which is the sixth item on the agenda of the session, and
Having determined that these proposals shall take the form of a Recommendation,
adopts this nineteenth day of June of the year one thousand nine hundred and fifty-three, the following Recommendation, which may be cited as the Minimum Age (Coal Mines) Recommendation, 1953:
The Conference recommends that each Member should apply the following provisions as rapidly as national conditions allow and report to the International Labour Office as requested by the Governing Body concerning the measures taken to give effect thereto.
1. Young persons under 16 years of age should not be employed underground in coal mines.
2. Young persons who have attained the age of 16 years but are under 18 years of age should not be employed underground in coal mines except--
(a) for purposes of apprenticeship or other systematic vocational training provided under adequate supervision by competent persons with technical and practical experience of the work; or
(b) under conditions determined by the competent authority, after consultation with the employers' and workers' organisations concerned, relating to the places of work and occupations permitted and the measures of systematic medical and safety supervision to be applied.


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 Minimum Age (Coal Mines) Recommendation, 1953 (No. 96). 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.


Note: La Raccomandazione è stata ritirata il 1° giugno 2004

Fonte: ILO