International Parley Gets Draft of Pact to Outlaw Job Discrimination

Maurice Orbach, British MP and representative of the British trade union movement to the current International Labor Organization meeting here, proposed today a draft of a stiff anti-discrimination convention. Mr. Orbach, a member of the executive of the British section of the World Jewish Congress, suggested that the convention:

Outlaw discrimination in the field of employment; apply equally to government, employers and employment agencies; give people who suffer from discrimination the right to legal redress; and, where such legal action is barred to workers in their own countries it shall be made available through right of petition to a special international body set up by the ILO.

The ILO session accorded the World Jewish Congress a special position today by inviting it to serve in the capacity of technical expert to assist the committee on discrimination. The invitation was extended in view of the WJC contributions on the preparation of ILO reports and documentation on discrimination in employment. The Congress drew on the experience of its affiliates in nearly 20 countries.

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