Global Code of Ethics for Tourism
Sir Ryan Paligsa
Samonte, Celine Ivygail
Article 9: Rights of the workers and entrepreneurs in the tourism industry
Tourism workers and entrepreneurs includes those people who works in the tourism directly or indirectly like tour guides, travel agents, hotel staffs, vendors and the like.
The fundamental rights of salaried and self-employed workers in the tourism industry and related activities, should be guaranteed under the supervision of the national and local administrations, both of their States of origin and of the host countries with particular care, given the specific constraints linked in particular to the seasonality of their activity, the global dimension of their industry and the flexibility often required of them by the nature of their work; Rights of employees
Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favorable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment. 2.
Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work. 3.
Everyone who works has the right to just and favorable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection. 4.
Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests. 5.
Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.
Salaried and self-employed workers in the tourism industry and related activities have the right and the duty to acquire appropriate initial and continuous training; they should be given adequate social protection; job insecurity should be limited so far as possible; and a specific status, with particular regard to their social welfare, should be offered...
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