Uruguay and Philippines: C189 Enters into Force on September 5
On the coming September 5, the C189 will enter into force for Uruguay and the Philippines. As the first two countries ratify the C189, they will have to submit a first detailed report to the ILO by the September 1, 2014, based on an ILO form.
Country wishing to have exclusion, must include it in the first report. As Luc Demaret of the ILO-ACTRAV said, "We hope no country will do so!" Please note also that trade unions and employers’ organisations must be consulted prior to any decision on exclusion, as provided by the Convention (Article 2.2).
In countries that have ratified C144 trade union must be consulted on matters arising out of matters related to reports on ratified conventions. So far all countries having ratified C189, with the exception of Bolivia and Paraguay, are also parties to C144.
In any case, Governments have an obligation (Article 23 of ILO Constitution) to share reports on ratified conventions with social partners and the latters have the rights to submit their own observations to the ILO.
Important to note that trade unions may have recourse to Article 24 of the ILO Constitution and make representations in case they consider that the C189 is not being applied properly. After the first report, ratifying countries will have to submit reports every 5 years.
For other ratifying countries, the convention will enter into force one year after the actual date of ratification.
For instance, for Germany, the Convention will enter into force in June 2014 and they will have to submit the first report by September 1, 2015.
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