Pillar 1: The State Duty to Protect Human Rights

Strand 1: Training in the Field of Business and Human Rights

Action Point 1.3 (pages 30-31)

The Ministry of Labour will:

  • Train workers about their rights and the Guiding Principles through the introduction of subjects related with business and human rights in the study programmes of the Trade Union School, with emphasis, inter alia, on labour rights and child labour.
  • Train businesses (guilds, confederations, associations and SMEs), unions and civil servants on business and human rights, emphasising labour rights.
  • Inform users about this Action Plan through a banner uploaded in the ministry’s website portal -aimed at providing additional information on this topic, and showing the measures that the ministry is carrying out in the relevant field.

Strand 3: Inclusion and Non-Discrimination

Action Point 3.2 (page 36)

The Ministry of Social Development will:

Organise, through the Indigenous Affairs Coordination Unit, a Coordination Board including the participation of indigenous peoples and relevant organisations with the purpose of proposing non-discrimination and inclusion measures in the labour market. This Board will take into consideration the international standards set out in Covenant 169, as well as the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and the recommendations gathered from the citizens’ dialogues held within the framework of the National Action Plan about the subject.

Strand 4: Transparency and Participation

Action Point 4.7 (page 41)

The Ministry of Labour will strengthen participation mechanisms, applying a preventive focus, processes and consultation and dialogue mechanisms through the Labour Higher Council.

Strand 6: Strengthening Coherence between Public Policies

Action Point 6.5 (pages 46-47)

The Under-Secretariat of Social Security of the Ministry of Labour will coordinate national, regional and tripartite efforts concerning the National Programme for Health and Safety in the Workplace. This Programme seeks to promote the development of a national culture of prevention in health and safety issues; contribute to the protection of workers through the elimination of work-related dangers and risks, or to their reduction to a minimum level, with the purpose of preventing injuries, diseases and deaths caused by work and promote health and safety in the workplace. Implementation will be based on ILO Convention No. 187 about the Framework for Health and Safety in the Workplace and the Programme of Government of the President of the Republic, through a regional and nations process consultation to representatives of the employers, workers, government entities and bodies responsible for enforcing Law No. 16,744.

Strand 8: Legislation, Policies and Incentives

Action Point 8.3. (page 49)

The Ministry of Labour and the Ministry of Social Development will continue promoting labour inclusion through the creation of the regulation supporting the Labour Inclusion Law, thus fostering inclusion from a human rights perspective.