Suva (ILO News): Following several years of cooperation between Solomon Islands and the ILO, the Government of Solomon Islands has decided to ratify six fundamental Conventions the registration of which was made on 13 April 2012 in ILO headquarters.
These instruments are as follows: (i) C087 - Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87); (ii) C098 - Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 (No. 98); (iii) C100 - Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 (No. 100) ; (iv) C105 - Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957 (No. 105); (v) C111 - Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111), and; (vi) C182 - Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182).
The Government has communicated at the same time the Instrument of Ratification of C138 - Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138) to the Office, and shall send the Declaration on the applicable national minimum age appended to this document. When this ratification will be registered, Solomon Islands will complete ratification of the ILO fundamental Conventions.
Apart from these ratifications, the Government of Solomon Islands sent all its reports on the application of ratified Conventions and under the Declaration’s annual follow-up during the mission of Mr. Momar N’DIAYE, ILO/DECLARATION, in September 2011. Employers’ and workers’ organisations participated actively in this reporting exercise and supported ratification of several ILO Conventions, including all the fundamental ones.