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World Labor Body Condemns Racial, Religious Discrimination

A resolution condemning discrimination against workers because of race and religion was adopted today by the International Labor Conference on motion of Leon Jouhaux, french workers’ delegate.

The resolution follows:

“The Conference, noting that in certain states measures have been taken, based on race and religion, which establish inequalities of treatment among the workers of the same country, especially with regard to conditions in other countries.

“Points out that such measures are in contradiction with the general principles laid down in Section 11 (Article 41) of the Constitution of the International labor Organization, and more particularly with point 8 of article 41, which states that ‘the standard set by law in each country with respect to the conditions of labor should have due regard to the equitable economic treatment of all workers lawfully resident therein.’

“Invites all members of the international labor organization to apply the principle of equality of treatment to all workers resident in their territory, and to renounce all measures of exception which might in particular establish discrimination against workers belonging to certain races and religions with regard to their admission to public or private posts.”

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