Number of Registered Child Workers Exceeds 400,000
Minister of Labor and Security Mehmet Müezzinoğlu has declared that the number of candidate rookies, rookies and intern students employed under 17 has reached 401,464 as of November 2015.
Responding to parliamentary inquiry of Republican People’s Party (CHP) Niğde MP Ömer Fethi Gürer, Müezzinoğlu explained what they have done to prevent child labor in nut agriculture.
“In partnership with the International Labor Organization (ILO), ‘Project of Preventing Child Work in Nut Agriculture’ has been run since 2012.
“As part of the project, local capacity has been increased on a large scale, education support and summer school services for children were provided and studies to raise awareness in the families were carried out”.
Noting that the responses to the questions were inadequate, CHP Niğde MP Ömer Fethi Gürer stated unregistered child labor is a major issue and that further inspections to prevent occupational homicides are needed. (YY/TK)
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