On The Revised European Social Charter

Original Language Title: Par Pārskatīto Eiropas Sociālo hartu

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The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: on the revised European Social Charter article 1. 3 May 1996 revised European Social Charter (hereinafter the Charter) this law is accepted and approved. 2. article. According to the preamble of the Charter, and section III (A) of the Republic of Latvia undertakes to consider binding themselves to the Charter I, III, IV, V and VI, as well as the provisions of title II of the Charter the following articles: article 1 – the right to work; Article 2 – right to just conditions of work; Article 3 – right to safe and healthy working conditions; 4. Article 2, 3, 4 and 5 – right to fair remuneration; Article 5 – the right to hang out; Article 6: the right to conclude collective agreements; Article 7 – right of children and young people to protection; Article 8 – working women the right to maternity protection; Article 9 — right to arodorientācij; Article 10 – right to vocational training; Article 11 – right to protection of health; Article 12, paragraph 1 and 2, the right to social security; Article 13 – right to social and medical assistance; Article 14: the right to use the services of social welfare services; Article 15 — disabled and retarded the right to independence, inclusion and participation in public life; Article 16 – right of the family to social, legal and economic protection; Article 17 – right of children and young people to social, legal and economic protection; Article 18, paragraph 1 and 4 — right to paid employment in the territory of the other Contracting Parties; 19. Article 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 — migrant workers and their families the right to protection and assistance; Article 20 – right to equal rights and equal treatment in matters of employment and occupation without discrimination on the grounds of sex; Article 21: the right to information and consultation; Article 22: the right to participate in the working conditions and working environment in the determination and improvement; Article 24 – right to protection in cases of termination of obligations; Article 25-the right of workers to the protection of the rights of their employer's insolvency; Article 26 – right to dignity at work; Article 27 – right of workers with family commitments to equal opportunities and equal treatment; Article 28: workers ' representatives the right to protection in the undertaking and the work of those dependent functions; Article 29 – right to information and consultation on collective redundancies; Article 30 – right to protection against shortages and social inequality; Article 31, paragraph 1, of the right of residence. 3. article. The Ministry of welfare to coordinate the fulfilment of the obligations provided for in the Charter. 4. article. The Charter shall enter into force on its section VI Article K 3 and for the period specified in the order, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall notify the official Edition of the "journal". 5. article. The law shall enter into force on the day following its promulgation. With the law put the Charter in English, and its translation into Latvian language. The Parliament adopted the law of 14 February 2013. The President a. Smith 2013 in Riga on February 26 EUROPEAN SOCIAL CHARTER (REVISED), Strasbourg, 3. V. 1996 preamble the Governments signatory of the heret, being members of the Council of Europe, Considering that the aim of the Council of Europe is the achievement of greater unity between its members for the purpose of safeguarding and realising the ideals and principles which are their common heritage and of facilitating their economic and social progress , in particular by the maintenance and further realisation of human rights and fundamental freedom; Considering that in the European Convention for the Protection of Human rights and Fundamental Freedom of 4 November signed at Rome on 1950, and the Protocol for the member, theret States of the Council of Europe agreed to secure to their population in the civil and political rights and freedom is therein specified; Considering that in the European Social Charter opened for signature in Turin on 18 October 1961 and the Protocol, the member theret States of the Council of Europe agreed to secure to their population in the social rights specified therein in order to improve their standard of living and their social well-being; Recalling that the Ministerial Conference on Human Rights held in Rome on 5 November 1990 stressed the need, on the one hand, to preserve the indivisibl of the nature of all human rights, be they civil, political, economic, social or cultural and, on the other hand, to give the European Social Charter fresh impetus; Resolved, as was decided during the Ministerial Conference held in Turin on 21 and 22 October 1991, the update and the substantive contents of the adap of the Charter in order to take account in particular of the fundamental social changes which have occurred since the text was adopted; Recognising the advantage of embodying in a Revised Charter, designed progressively to take the place of the European Social Charter, the rights guaranteed by the Charter as amended, the rights guaranteed by the Additional Protocol of 1988 and to add new rights, have agreed as follows: part I the parties accept as the aim of their policy, to be pursued by all appropriate means both national and international in character , the attainmen of conditions in which the following rights and principles may be effectively realised: 1 everyone shall have the opportunity to earn his living in an occupation freely entered upon. 2. All workers have the right to just conditions of work. 3. All workers have the right to safe and healthy working conditions. 4. All workers have the right to a fair remuneration sufficient for a decent standard of living for themselves and their families. 5. All workers and employers have the right to freedom of association in national or international organisations for the protection of their economic and social interests. 6. All workers and employers have the right to bargain collectively. 7. Children and young persons have the right to a special protection against the physical and moral hazard to which they are exposed. 8. Self-employed women, in case of maternity, have the right to a special protection. 9. Everyone has the right to appropriate facilities for vocational guidance with a view to helping him choose an occupation suited to his personal aptitude and interests. 10. Everyone has the right to appropriate facilities for vocational training. 11. Everyone has the right to benefit from any measure of enabling him to enjoy the highest possible standard of health attainabl. 12. All workers and their dependent will have the right to social security. 13. Anyone without adequat resources has the right to social and medical assistance. 14. Everyone has the right to benefit from social welfare services. 15. Disabled persons have the right to independence, social integration and participation in the life of the community. 16. The family as a fundamental unit of society has the right to appropriate social, legal and economic protection to ensur it full development. 17. Children and young persons have the right to appropriate social, legal and economic protection. 18. The nationals of any one of the parties have the right to engage in any gainful occupation in the territory of any one of the others on a footing of equality with the nationals of the latter, subject to restriction based on economics or social reason cogens. 19. Migrant workers who are nationals of a Party and their families have the right to protection and assistance in the territory of any other Party. 20. All workers have the right to equal opportunities and equal treatment in matters of employment and occupation without discrimination on the grounds of sex. 21. Workers have the right to be informed and to be consulted within the undertaking. 22. Workers have the right to take part in the determination and improvement of the working conditions and working environment in the undertaking. 23. Every elderly person has the right to social protection. 24. All workers have the right to protection in cases of termination of employment. 25. All workers have the right to protection of their claims in the event of the IRA of their employer. 26. All workers have the right to dignity at work. 27. All persons with family responsibilities and who are engaged or wish to engage in employment have a right to do so without being subject to discrimination and as far as possible without conflict between their employment and family responsibilities. 28. Workers ' representatives in the undertaking have the right to protection against acts question 2(a) to them and should be afforded appropriate facilities to carry out their functions. 29. All workers have the right to be informed and consulted in collective redundancy procedures. 30. Everyone has the right to protection against poverty and social exclusion. 31. Everyone has the right to housing. Part II the parties, as provided for in the undertak part II, they consider themselves bound by the obligations laid down in the following articles and paragraphs. Article 1 – the right to work With a view to ensuring the effective exercise of the right to work, the parties: 1. the undertak accept as one of their primary aims and responsibilities the achievement and maintenance of as high and stable a level of employment as possible, with a view to the attainmen of full employment; 2. to protect effectively the right of the worker to earn his living in an occupation freely entered upon; 3. to establish or maintain free employment services for all workers; 4. to provide or promote appropriate vocational guidance, training and rehabilitation. Article 2 – the right to just conditions of work With a view to ensuring the effective exercise of the right to just conditions of work, the parties undertak: 1. provide for reasonable daily and weekly working hours, the working week to be progressively reduced to the exten the that the increase of productivity and other relevant factors permit; 2. to provide for public holidays with pay; 3. to provide for a minimum of four weeks ' annual holiday with pay; 4. the risks in inherently eliminat dangerous or unhealthy occupation, and where it has not yet been possible to eliminat or reduce sufficiently these risks, to provide for either a reduction of working hours or additional paid holidays for workers engaged in such occupation; 5. a weekly rest period ensur which shall, as far as possible, with the day recognised coincid by tradition or custom in the country or region concerned as a day of rest; 6. to ensur that workers are informed in written form, as soon as possible, and in any event not later than two months after the date of commencing their employment, of the essential aspects of the contract or employment relationship; 7. to ensur that workers performing night work benefit from the measure of which take account of the special nature of the work. Article 3 – the right to safe and healthy working conditions With a view to ensuring the effective exercise of the right to safe and healthy working conditions, the parties, in consultation with the undertak employers ' and workers ' organisations: 1., formulat implementations that it periodically review and a national policy on occupational safety coheren, occupational health and the working environment. The primary aim of this policy shall be to improve occupational safety and health and to prevent accidents and injury to health arising out of, linked with or occurring in the course of work, particularly by minimising the causes of hazard of inheren in the working environment; 2. to issue safety and health regulations; 3. to provide for the enforcement of such regulations by measure of supervision; 4. to promote the progressive development of occupational health services for all workers with essentially preventive and advisory functions. Article 4 – the right to a fair remuneration With a view to ensuring the effective exercise of the right to a fair remuneration, the parties: 1. the undertak recognis the right of workers to a remuneration such as will give them and their families a decent standard of living; 2. the right of recognis workers to an increased rate of remuneration for work, overtim subject to exception in particular cases; 3. the right of recognis men and women workers to equal pay for work of equal value; 4. to the right of "recognis all workers to a reasonable period of notice for termination of employment; 5. the permit marbles from WAGs only under conditions and to the exten the prescribed by national laws or regulations or fixed by collective agreements or arbitration awards. The exercise of these rights shall be achieved by freely concluded collective agreements, by statutory wage-fixing machinery, or by other means appropriate to national conditions. Article 5 – the right to organise With a view to ensuring or promoting the freedom of workers and employers to form local, national or international organisations for the protection of their economic and social interests and to join those organisations, the parties that national law IR undertak not be such as to impair, nor shall it be so applied as to impair This freedom. The exten to which the guarantee of access provided for in this article shall apply to the police shall be determined by national laws or regulations. The principals of each of the applications to the members of the armed forces of these guarantee and the exten to which they shall apply to persons in this category shall equally be determined by national laws or regulations. Article 6 – the right to bargain collectively With a view to ensuring the effective exercise of the right to bargain collectively, the parties undertak: 1. promote joint consultation between workers and employers; 2. to promote, where appropriate, machinery not cessary and for voluntary negotiation between employers or employers ' organisations and workers ' organisations, with a view to the regulation of terms and conditions of employment by means of collective agreements; 3. to promote the establishment and use of appropriate machinery for Acas and voluntary arbitration for the settlement of the labour dispute;
and: 4 recognis. the right of workers and employers to collective action in cases of conflicts of interest, including the right to strike, subject to obligations that might be «arise out of collective agreements previously entered into. Article 7 – the right of children and young persons to protection With a view to ensuring the effective exercise of the right of children and young persons to protection, the parties undertak: 1. provide that the minimum age of admission to employment shall be 15 years, subject to exception for children employed in prescribed light work without harm to their health , moral or education; 2. to provide that the minimum age of admission to employment shall be 18 years with respect to prescribed occupation is regarded as dangerous or unhealthy; 3. to provide that persons who are still subject to compulsory education shall not be employed in such work as would depriv them of the full benefit of their education; 4. to provide that the working hours of persons under 18 years of age shall be limited in accordanc with the needs of their development, and particularly with their need for vocational training; 5. the right of recognis young workers and a fair wage the apprentic or other appropriate allowance; 6. to provide that the time by young persons in spen vocational training during the normal working hours with the consent of the employer shall be treated as forming part of the working day; 7. to provide that employed persons of under 18 years of age shall be entitled to a minimum of four weeks ' annual holiday with pay; 8. to provide that persons under 18 years of age shall not be employed in night work with the exception of certain occupation provided for by national laws or regulations; 9. to provide that persons under 18 years of age employed in occupation of prescribed by national laws or regulations shall be subject to regular medical control; 10. the special protection against ensur physical and moral dangers to which children and young persons, and particularly with the exposed against those resulting directly or indirectly from their work. Article 8 – the right of employed women to protection of maternity With a view to ensuring the effective exercise of the right of employed women to the protection of maternity, the parties undertak: 1. provide either by paid leave, by social security benefits adequat or by benefits from public funds for employed women to take leave before and after childbirth up to a total of at least fourteen weeks; 2. to consider it as unlawful for an employer to give a woman notice of dismissal during the period from the time she to her employer that the notifu she is pregnant until the end of her maternity leave, or to give her notice of dismissal at such a time that the notice would in such a period expires during; 3. to provide that mothers who are nursing their shall be entitled to Infante sufficient time off for this purpose; 4. it regulat the employment in night work of pregnant women, women who have recently given birth and women nursing their Infante; 5. the employment of prohibi pregnant women, women who have recently given birth or who are nursing their Infante in underground mining and all other work which is unsuitabl by reason of its dangerous, unhealthy or in nature and that trail arduo appropriate measure to protect the employment rights of these women. Article 9 – the right to vocational guidance With a view to ensuring the effective exercise of the right to vocational guidance, the parties to provide or undertak promote, not sharp, a service which cessary will assist all persons, including the handicapped, to solve problems related to occupational choice and progress, with due regard to the individual's characteristics and their relations to occupational opportunity : this assistance should be available free of charge, both to young persons, including schoolchildren, and to adults. Article 10 – right to vocational training the With a view to ensuring the effective exercise of the right to vocational training, the parties undertak: 1. provide or promote, as the cessary, not technical and vocational training of all persons, including the handicapped, in consultation with employers ' and workers ' organisations, and to grant facilities for access to higher technical and university education , based solely on individual aptitude; 2. to provide or promote a system of apprenticeship and other systematic arrangements for training young boys and girls in their various employments; 3. to provide or promote, as: (a) cessary not adequat and readily available training facilities for adult workers; (b) special facilities for the retraining of adult workers needed as a result of technological development or new trends in employment; 4. to provide or promote, as no special measure for cessary, the retraining and reintegration of the long-term unemployed; 5. to encourag the full utilisation of the facilities provided by appropriate measure-such as: (a) reducing or abolishing any fees or charges; (b) granting financial assistance in appropriate cases; (c) including in the normal working hours time spen on supplementary training taken by the worker, at the request of his employer, during employment; (d) ensuring, through supervision, in consultation with the adequat the employers ' and workers ' organisations, the efficiency of apprenticeship and other training arrangements for young workers, and the protection of young adequat workers generally. Article 11 – the right to protection of health With a view to ensuring the effective exercise of the right to protection of health, the parties, either directly or undertak in co-operation with public or private organisations, to take appropriate measure of designed inter alia: 1. to remove as far as possible the causes of ill-health; 2. to provide advisory and educational facilities for the promotion of health and the encouragement of individual responsibility in matters of health; 3. to prevent as far as possible, the endemic diseases 1987 and others, as well as accidents. Article 12 – the right to social security With a view to ensuring the effective exercise of the right to social security, the parties: 1. the undertak establish or maintain a system of social security; 2. to maintain the social security system at a satisfactory level at least equal to that for the cessary ratification not of the European code of Social Security; 3. to endeavour to raise progressively the system of social security to a higher level; 4. to take steps, by the conclusion of appropriate bilateral and multilaterals agreements or by other means, and subject to the conditions laid down in such agreements, in order to: (a) equal ensur treatment with their own nationals of the nationals of other parties in respect of social security rights, including the retention of benefits arising out of social security legislation , whatever the movement of protected persons may undertak between the territories of the parties; (b) the granting, maintenance and resumption of social security rights by such means as the accumulation of insurance or employment periods completed under the legislation of each of the parties. Article 13 – the right to social and medical assistance With a view to ensuring the effective exercise of the right to social and medical assistance, the parties: 1. the undertak ensur that any person who is without adequat resources and who is unable to secure such resources either by his own efforts or from other sources, in particular by benefits under a social security scheme , be granted an adequat assistance, and, in the case of sicknes, the care is not cessitated by his condition; 2. that person will ensur receiving such assistance shall not, for that reason, suffer from a diminution of their political or social rights; 3. to provide that everyone may receive by appropriate public or private services such advice and personal help as may be required to prevent, to remove, or to alleviat personal or family want; 4. to apply the provision referred to in the paragraph 1, 2 and 3 of this article on an equal footing with their nationals to nationals of other parties lawfully within their territories, in accordanc with their obligation under the European Convention on Social and Medical assistance, signed at Paris on 11 December 1953. Article 14 – the right to benefit from social welfare services With a view to ensuring the effective exercise of the right to benefit from social welfare services the parties: 1. the undertak promote or provide services which, by using methods of social work, would contribute to the welfare and development of both individual and groups in the community, and to their adjustment to the social environment; 2. the participation of encourag individual and voluntary or other organisations in the establishment and maintenance of such services. Article 15 – the right of persons with disabilit to independence, social integration and participation in the life of the community With a view to ensuring to persons with disabilit, irrespectiv of age and the nature and origin of their disabilit, the effective exercise of the right to independence, social integration and participation in the life of the community, the parties undertak- , in particular: 1. to take the measure to provide persons cessary with disabilit stay with guidance, education and vocational training in the framework of general schemes wherever possible or, where this is not possible, through specialised bodies, public or private; 2. to promote their access to employment through all measure of employers of tending to encourag to hire and keep in employment persons with disabilit in the ordinary working environment and to adjust the working conditions to the needs of the disabled or, where this is not possible by reason of the disability, by arranging for or creating sheltered employment according to the level of disability. In certain cases, such measure may require the recourses to specialised placement and support services; 3. to promote their full social integration and participation in the life of the community in particular through measure, including technical AIDS, aiming to overcom barriers of their communications and mobility and enabling access to transport, housing, cultural activities and leisure. Article 16 – the right of the family to social, legal and economic protection With a view to ensuring the cessary conditions for the full development of the family, which is a fundamental unit of society, the parties to promote the undertak economic, legal and social protection of family life by such means as social and family benefits, fiscal arrangements, provision of family housing , benefits for the newly married and other appropriate means. Article 17 – the right of children and young persons to social, legal and economic protection With a view to ensuring the effective exercise of the right of children and young persons to grow up in an environment which encourag the full development of their personality and of their physical and mental capacities, the parties, either directly or undertak in co-operation with public and private organisations , to take all appropriate and does not measure the cessary designed: 1. (a) to ensur that children and young persons, taking account of the rights and duties of their parents, have the care, the assistance, the education and the training they need, in particular by providing for the establishment or maintenance of institutions and services sufficient and adequat for this purpose; (b) to protect children and young persons against gligenc, not violence or exploitation; (c) to provide protection and special aid from the State for children and young people deprived of their family OK or definitively's support; 2. to provide the children and young persons a free primary and secondary education as well as their regular attendance at school encourag. Article 18 – the right to engage in a gainful occupation in the territory of other parties With a view to ensuring the effective exercise of the right to engage in a gainful occupation in the territory of any other Party, the parties: 1. the undertak apply existing regulations in a spirit of liberality; 2. to simplify and to reduce existing formalit or abolish chancery du and others of charges payable by foreign workers or their employers; 3. it individually or collectively, liberalis, regulations for the employment of each foreign worker; and: 4 recognis. the right of their nationals to leave the country to engage in a gainful occupation in the territories of the other parties. Article 19 – the right of migrant workers and their families to protection and assistance With a view to ensuring the effective exercise of the right of migrant workers and their families to protection and assistance in the territory of any other Party, the parties: 1. it maintains undertak or it satisfy themselves that there are maintained adequat and free services to assist such workers , particularly in obtaining accurate information, and to take all appropriate steps, so far as national laws and regulations permit, against misleading propaganda relating to emigration and immigration; 2. to measure the adop appropriate within their own jurisdiction to facilitat the departure, journey and reception of such workers and their families, and to provide, within their own jurisdiction, appropriate services for health, medical attention and good hygienic conditions during the journey; 3. to promote co-operation, as appropriate, between social services, public and private, in emigration and immigration countries; 4. to secure for such workers lawfully within their territories, insofar as such matters are regulated by law or regulations or are subject to the control of administrative authorities, treatment not less than that of their favourabl own nationals in respect of the following matters: (a) the remuneration and other employment and working conditions; (b) membership of trade unions and enjoymen of the benefits of collective bargaining; (c) accommodation; 5. to secure for such workers lawfully within their territories treatment not less than that of their favourabl own nationals with regard to employment taxes, due or contributions payable in respect of employed persons; 6. as far as the facilitat possible the reunion of the family of a foreign worker permitted to establish himself in the territory; 7. to secure for such workers lawfully within their territories treatment not less than that of their favourabl own nationals in respect of legal proceedings relating to matters referred to in this article; 8. to secure that such workers lawfully residing within their territories are not expelled unless they endanger national security or offend is against public interest or morality; 9. the permit within legal limits, the transfer of such parts of the earnings and savings of such workers as they may desire; 10. to extend the protection and assistance provided for in this article to self-employed migrants insofar as such a measure apply; 11. to promote the teaching and facilitat of the national language of the receiving State or, if there are several, one of these languages, to migrant workers and members of their families; 12. to promote and, as far as facilitat practicabl, the teaching of the migrant worker's mother tongue to the children of the migrant worker. Article 20 – right to equal the opportunities and equal treatment in matters of employment and occupation without discrimination on the grounds of sex With a view to ensuring the effective exercise of the right to equal opportunities and equal treatment in matters of employment and occupation without discrimination on the grounds of sex, the parties to the undertak recognis that right and to take appropriate measure to promote its ensur or applications in the following fields : (a) access to employment, protection against dismissal and occupational reintegration; (b) vocational guidance, training, retraining and rehabilitation; (c) the terms of employment and working conditions, including remuneration; (d) career development, including promotion. Article 21-the right to information and consultation With a view to ensuring the effective exercise of the right of workers to be informed and consulted within the undertaking, the parties or their adop encourag undertak a measure enabling the workers or their representatives, in accordanc with national legislation and practice: (a) to be informed regularly or at the appropriate time and in a comprehensibl way about the economic and financial situation of the undertaking employing them , on the understanding that the disclosure of certain information which could be question 2(a) to the undertaking may be refused or subject to confidentiality; and (b) to be consulted in good time on proposed decisions which could substantially be affec the interests of workers, particularly on those decisions which could have in an important impact on the employment situation in the undertaking. Article 22-the right to take part in the determination and improvement of the working conditions and working environment With a view to ensuring the effective exercise of the right of workers to take part in the determination and improvement of the working conditions and working environment in the undertaking, the parties or their adop encourag undertak a measure enabling the workers or their representatives , in accordanc with national legislation and practice, to contribute: (a) to the determination and the improvement of the working conditions, work organisation and working environment; (b) the protection of health and safety within the undertaking; (c) to the organisation of social and socio-cultural services and facilities within the undertaking; (d) the supervision of the observanc of regulations on these matters. Article 23 – the right of elderly persons to social protection With a view to ensuring the effective exercise of the right of elderly persons to social protection, the parties or their adop encourag undertak, either directly or in co-operation with public or private organisations, appropriate measure designed in particular for:-to enable elderly persons to remain full members of society for as long as possible , by means of: (a) the adequat resources enabling them to lead a decent life and play an active part in public, social and cultural life; (b) provision of information about services and facilities available for elderly persons and their opportunities to make use of them; -to enable elderly persons to choose their life style and their freely-lead independent lives in their familiar surrounding for long as they wish and as with able, by means of: (a) provision of housing suited to their needs and their State of health or of adequat support for adapting their housing; (b) the health care and the services was cessitated by their State; -elderly persons living their guarantee in institutions appropriate support, while respecting their privacy, and participation in decisions concerning living conditions in the in the institutions. Article 24-the right to protection in cases of termination of employment With a view to ensuring the effective exercise of the right of workers to protection in cases of termination of employment, the parties to the undertak recognis: (a) the right of all workers not to have their employment terminated without valid reasons for such termination connected with their capacity or conduct or based on the operational requirements of the undertaking , establishment or service; (b) the right of workers whose employment is terminated without a valid reason it is compensation or other appropriate adequat relief. To this end the parties undertak to ensur that a worker who consider that his employment has been terminated without a valid reason shall have the right to appeal to an impartial body. Article 25-the right of workers to the protection of their claims in the event of the IRA of their employer With a view to ensuring the effective exercise of the right of workers to the protection of their claims in the event of the IRA of their employer, the parties provide to the undertak a workers ' claims arising from contracts of employment or employment relationships be guaranteed by a guarantee institution or by any other effective form of protection. Article 26 – right to dignity at the work With a view to ensuring the effective exercise of the right of all workers to protection of their dignity at work, the parties, in consultation with the undertak employers ' and workers ' organisations: 1. to promote awareness, information and prevention of sexual harassmen in the workplace or in relations to work and to take all appropriate measure to protect workers from such conduct; 2. to promote awareness, information and prevention of recurren a reprehensibl or distinctly negative and offensiv actions directed against individual workers in the workplace or in relations to work and to take all appropriate measure to protect workers from such conduct. Article 27-the right of workers with family responsibilities to equal opportunities and equal treatment With a view to ensuring the exercise of the right to equality of opportunity and treatment for men and women workers with family responsibilities and between such workers and other workers, the parties: 1. the undertak take appropriate measure to: (a) to enable workers with family responsibilities to enter and remain in employment , as well as to re-enter employment after an absence due to those responsibilities, including the measure in the field of vocational guidance and training; (b) to take account of their needs in terms of conditions of employment and social security; (c) to develop or promote services, public or private, in particular child daycare services and other childcare arrangements; 2. to provide a possibility for either parent to obtain, during a period after maternity leave, parental leave to take care of a child, the duration and conditions of which should be determined by national legislation, collective agreements or practice; 3. to ensur that family responsibilities shall not, as such, constitut a valid reason for termination of employment. Article 28-the right of workers ' representatives to protection in the undertaking and facilities to be accorded to them With a view to ensuring the effective exercise of the right of workers ' representatives to carry out their functions, the parties undertak to ensur that in the undertaking: (a) they enjoy effective protection against acts, including the dismissal question 2(a) that, based on their status or activities as workers ' representatives within the undertaking; (b) afforded such ut300r2u facilities as may be appropriate in order to enable them to carry out their functions promptly and efficiently, account being taken of the industrial relations system of the country and the needs, size and capabilities of the undertaking concerned. Article 29-the right to information and consultation in collective redundancy procedures With a view to ensuring the effective exercise of the right of workers to be informed and consulted in collective redundancy situation of, the parties to the undertak ensur that employers shall inform and consult workers ' representatives, in good time prior to such collective redundancies, on ways and means of «avoiding collective redundancy or to limiting their occurrence and mitigating their consequences , for example by the accompanying social recourses measure aimed, in particular, of at aid for the redeployment or retraining of the workers concerned. Article 30-the right to protection against poverty and social exclusion With a view to ensuring the effective exercise of the right to protection against poverty and social exclusion, the parties: (a) the undertak take a measure within the framework of an overall and co-ordinated approach to promote the effective access of persons who live or risk living in a situation of social exclusion or poverty , as well as their families, to, in particular, employment, housing, training, education, culture and social and medical assistance; (b) to review these measure with a view to their adaptation of if not cessary. Article 31 – the right to housing With a view to ensuring the effective exercise of the right to housing, the parties to take the measure of the undertak designed: 1. to promote access to housing of an adequat standard; 2. to prevent and reduce the with a view to their homelessnes its gradual elimination; 3. to make the price of housing accessible to those without adequat resources. For the article A-III Undertaking 1. Subject to the provision of article B below, each of the parties: (a) the undertak consider part I of this Charter as a declaration of the aims which it will by all means appropriate pursu, as stated in the introductory paragraph of that part; (b) to consider itself bound by at least six of the following nine articles of part II of this Charter: articles 1, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 16, 19 and 20; (c) to consider itself bound by an additional number of articles or numbered paragraphs of part II of the Charter which it may select, provided that the total number of articles or numbered paragraphs by which it is bound is not less than sixteen articles or Sixty-three numbered paragraphs. 2. The articles or paragraphs selected in accordanc with sub-paragraphs (b) and (c) of paragraph 1 of this article shall be notified to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe at the time when the instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval is deposited. 3. Any Party may, at a later date, declare by notification addressed to the Secretary General that it will consider itself bound by any articles or any numbered paragraphs of part II of the Charter which it has not already accepted under the terms of paragraph 1 of this article. Such an undertaking shall be deemed to be subsequently given an integral part of the ratification, acceptance or approval and shall have the same effect as from the first day of the month following the expiration of a period of one month after the date of the notification. 4. Each Party shall maintain a system of labour inspection appropriate to national conditions. Article B-links with the European Social Charter and the 1988 Additional Protocol 1 of the European Social Contracting Party to Charter or Party to the Additional Protocol of 5 May 1988 may ratify.â, accept or approve this Charter without considering itself bound by the provision of at least òàæó to the provision of the European Social Charter and, where appropriate, of the Additional Protocol , which it was bound. 2. Acceptance of the obligations of any provision of this Charter shall, from the date of entry into force of those obligations for the Party concerned, result in the òàæó provision of the European Social Charter and, where appropriate, of its Additional Protocol of 1988 ceasing to apply to the Party concerned in the event of that Party being bound by the first of those instruments or by both instruments. On article IV (C) – Supervision of the implementation of the undertaking is led in this Charter the implementation of the legal obligation of the led in this Charter shall be submitted to the same supervision as the European Social Charter. Article D-collective complaints 1. The provision of the Additional Protocol to the European Social Charter providing for a system of collective complaints shall apply to the undertaking is given in this Charter for the States which have ratified the said Protocol. 2. Any State which is not bound by the Additional Protocol to the European Social Charter providing for a system of collective complaints may when depositing its instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval of this Charter or at any time thereafter, declare by notification addressed to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, that it will accept the supervision of its obligations under this Charter following the procedure provided for in the said Protocol. Part V article E – Non-discrimination in the enjoymen of the rights set forth in this Charter shall be secured without discrimination on any ground such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national extraction or social origin, health, association with a national minority, birth or other status. Article F-derogations in time of war or public emergency 1. In time of war or other public emergency threatening the life of the nation any Party may take the measure of the derogating from its obligations under this Charter to the exten the strictly required by the situation, the basis of the exigenc provided that such measure are not inconsistent with its other obligations under the with international law. 2. Any Party which has availed itself of this right of derogation shall, within a reasonable lapse of time, keep the Secretary General of the Council of Europe fully informed of the measure taken and of the reasons therefore of the. It shall notify the Secretary General of the likewis when such measure of have ceased to operate and the provision of the Charter which it has accepted are again being fully executed. Article G-Restriction 1. The rights and principles set forth in part I when effectively realised, and their effective exercise as provided for in part II, shall not be subject to any restriction or limitations not specified in those parts, except such as shall be prescribed by law and with not a democratic society for the cessary in protection of the rights and freedom of others or for the protection of public interest , national security, public health, or moral. 2. The restriction of the permitted under this Charter to the rights and obligations set forth herein shall not be applied for any purpose other than that for which they have been prescribed. Article H – relations between the Charter and domestic law or international agreements the provision of this Charter shall not prejudice the provision of domestic law or of any bilateral or multilaterals treats, convention or agreements which are already in force, or may come into force, under which more treatment would be accorded a favourabl to the persons protected. Article I-Implementation of the undertaking given in 1. Without prejudice to the methods of implementation foreseen in these articles the relevant provision of articles 1 to 31 of part II of this Charter shall be implemented by: (a) law or regulations; (b) agreements between employers or employers ' organisations and workers ' organisations; (c) a combination of those two methods; (d) other appropriate means. 2. Compliance with the undertaking of deriving from the provision of paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 of article 2, paragraphs 4, 6 and 7 of article 7, paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 5 of article 10 and articles 21 and 22 of part II of this Charter shall be regarded as effective if the provision with applied, in accordanc with paragraph 1 of this article the great majority, of the workers concerned. Article J-Amendments 1 Any amendment to parts I and II of this Charter with the purpose of extending the rights guaranteed in this Charter as well as any amendment to parts III to VI, proposed by a Party or by the Governmental Committee, shall be communicated to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe and forwarded by the Secretary General to the parties to this Charter. 2. Any amendment proposed in accordanc with the provision of the preceding paragraph shall be of the examined by the Governmental Committee which shall submit the text adopted to the Committee for approval of the Minister after consultation with the Parliamentary Assembly. After its approval by the Committee of Minister this text shall be forwarded to the parties for acceptance. 3. Any amendment to part I and to part II of this Charter shall enter into force, in respect of those parties which have accepted it, on the first day of the month following the expiration of a period of one month after the date on which three parties have informed the Secretary General that they have accepted it. In respect of any Party which subsequently accept it, the amendment shall enter into force on the first day of the month following the expiration of a period of one month after the date on which that Party has informed the Secretary General of its acceptance. 4. Any amendment to parts III to VI of this Charter shall enter into force on the first day of the month following the expiration of a period of one month after the date on which all parties have informed the Secretary General that they have accepted it. For article VI K – signature, ratification and entry into force 1 this Charter shall be open for signature by the member States of the Council of Europe. It shall be subject to ratification, acceptance or approval. The instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval shall be deposited with the Secretary General of the Council of Europe. 2. This Charter shall enter into force on the first day of the month following the expiration of a period of one month after the date on which three member States of the Council of Europe have expressed their consent to be bound by this Charter in accordanc with the preceding paragraph. 3. In respect of any member State which subsequently express their consent to it be bound by this Charter, it shall enter into force on the first day of the month following the expiration of a period of one month after the date of the deposit of the instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval. Article L-Territorial application 1 this Charter shall apply to the metropolitan territory of each Party. Each signatory may, at the time of signature or of the deposit of its instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval, specify, by declaration addressed to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, the territory which shall be considered to be its metropolitan territory for this purpose. 2. Any signatory may, at the time of signature or of the deposit of its instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval, or at any time thereafter, declare by notification addressed to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, that the Charter shall extend in whole or in part to a non-metropolitan territory or territories specified in the said declaration for whose international relations it is responsible or for which it assume international responsibility. It shall specify in the declaration the articles or paragraphs of part II of the Charter which it would accept as binding in respect of the territories named in the declaration. 3. The Charter shall extend its application to the territory or territories named in the aforesaid declaration as from the the first day of the month following the expiration of a period of one month after the date of receipt of the notification of such declaration by the Secretary General. 4. Any Party may declare at a later date by notification addressed to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe that, in respect of one or more of the territories to which the Charter has been applied in accordanc with paragraph 2 of this article, it will accept as binding any articles or any numbered paragraphs which it has not already accepted in respect of that territory or territories. Such an undertaking shall be deemed to be subsequently given an integral part of the original declaration in respect of the territory concerned, and shall have the same effect as from the first day of the month following the expiration of a period of one month after the date of receipt of such notification by the Secretary General. Article M-Denunciation 1 Any Party may denounc this Charter only at the end of a period of five years from the date on which the Charter entered into force for it, or at the end of any subsequent period of two years, and in either case after giving six months ' notice to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe who shall inform the other parties accordingly. 2. Any Party may, in accordanc with the provision set out in the preceding paragraph, denounc any article or paragraph of part II of the Charter accepted by it provided that the number of articles or paragraphs by which this Party is bound shall never be less than sixteen in the former case and sixty-three in the latter and that this number of articles or paragraphs shall continue to include the articles selected by the Party among those to which Special reference is made in article A, paragraph 1, sub-paragraph (b). 3. Any Party may denounc the present Charter or any of the articles or paragraphs of part II of the Charter under the conditions specified in paragraph 1 of this article in respect of any territory to which the said Charter is applicable by virtue of a declaration, made in accordanc with paragraph 2 of article l. Article N-Appendix the appendix to this Charter shall form an integral about of it. Article O to notifications the Secretary General of the Council of Europe shall notify the member States of the Council and the Director General of the International Labour Office of: (a) any signature; (b) the deposit of any instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval; (c) any date of entry into force of this Charter in accordanc with Article K; (d) any declaration made in application of articles A, paragraphs 2 and 3, D, paragraphs 1 and 2, F, paragraph 2, L, paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 4; (e) any amendment in accordanc with article J; (f) any denunciation in accordanc with Article M; (g) any other Act, notification or communication relating to this Charter. In witness whereof, the undersigned, being duly authorised the theret, have signed this revised Charter. Done at Strasbourg, this 3rd day of May 1996, in English and French, both texts being equally authentic, in a single copy which shall be deposited in the archives of the Council of Europe. The Secretary General of the Council of Europe shall transmit certified cop to each member State of the Council of Europe and to the Director General of the International Labour Office.   Appendix to the Revised European Social Charter scope of the Revised European Social Charter in terms of persons protected 1 without prejudice to article 12, paragraph 4, and article 13, paragraph 4, the persons covered by articles 1 to 17 and 20 to 31 include the foreigner only in so far as they are nationals of other parties lawfully resident or working regularly within the territory of the Party concerned , subject to the understanding that these articles are to be interpreted in the light of the provision of Article 18 and 19 of this interpretation would not prejudice the extension of similar facilities to other persons by any of the parties. 2. Each Party will grant to refugees as defined in the Convention relating to the status of refugees, signed in Geneva on 28 July 1951 and the Protocol of 31 January in the 1967, and lawfully staying in its territory, treatment as possible, and as a favourabl in any case not less than a favourabl under the obligation is accepted by the Party under the said convention and under any other existing international instruments applicable to those refugees. 3. Each Party will grant to the person as defined stateles in the Convention on the status of Stateles persons done in New York on 28 September 1954 and lawfully staying in its territory, treatment as favourabl as possible and in any case not less than a favourabl under the obligation is accepted by the Party under the said instrument and under any other existing international instruments applicable to those stateles person. For I, paragraph 18, and part II, article 18, paragraph 1 It is understood that these provision is not concerned with the question of entry into the territories of the parties and do not prejudice the provision of the European Convention on establishment, signed in Paris on 13 December 1955 part II article 1, paragraph 2 this provision shall not be interpreted as prohibiting or authorising any union security clause or practice. Article 2, paragraph 6 Parties may provide that this provision shall not apply: (a) to workers having a contract or employment relationship with a total duration not exceeding one month and/or with a working week not exceeding eight hours; (b) where the contract or employment relationship is of a casual and/or specific nature, provided, in these cases, that its non-application is justified by objective considerations. Article 3, paragraph 4 It is understood that for the purpose of this provision the functions, organisation and conditions of operation of these services shall be determined by national laws or regulations, collective agreements or other means appropriate to national conditions. Article 4, paragraph 4 shall be understood the provision so as not to be immediate dismissal for any prohibi serious offenc. Article 4, paragraph 4 It is understood that a Party may give the undertaking required in this paragraph if the great majority of workers are not permitted to suffer from marbles of either by law or through wage collective agreements or arbitration awards, the exception being those persons not so covered. Article 6, paragraph 4 It is understood that each Party may, insofar as it is concerned, regulat the exercise of the right to strike by law, provided that any further restriction that this might place on the right can be justified under the terms of article g. Article 7, paragraph 2 this provision does not prevent parties from providing in their legislation that young persons not having reached the minimum age put down may perform work in so far as It is absolutely not cessary for their vocational training where such work is carried out in accordanc with conditions prescribed by the competent authority and measure taken to protect with the health and safety of these young persons. Article 7, paragraph 8 It is understood that a Party may give the undertaking required in this paragraph if it fulfil the spirit of the undertaking by providing by law that the great majority of persons under eighteen years of age shall not be employed in night work. Article 8, paragraph 2 this provision shall not be interpreted as laying down an absolute prohibition. An exception could be made, for instance, in the following cases: (a) if an employed woman has been guilty of breaking off the misconduc which the justif to employment relationships; (b) if the undertaking concerned cease to operate; (c) if the period prescribed in the employment contract has expired. Article 12, paragraph 4 the words "and subject to the conditions laid down in such agreements" in the introduction to this paragraph are taken to imply inter alia that with regard to benefits which are available independently of any insurance contribution, a Party may require the completion of a prescribed period of residence before granting such benefits to nationals of other parties. Article 13, paragraph 4 Governments not parties to the European Convention on Social and Medical assistance may ratify.â the Charter in respect of this paragraph provided that they grant to nationals of other parties a treatment which is in conformity with the provision of the said convention. Article 16 It is understood that the protection afforded in this provision covers single-parent families. Article 17 It is understood that this provision covers all persons below the age of 18 years, unless under the law applicable to the child majority is attained earlier, without prejudice to the other specific provision provided by the Charter, particularly article 7. "this does not imply an obligation to provide compulsory education up to the above-mentioned age. Article 19, paragraph 6 For the purpose of applying this provision, the term "family of a foreign worker" is understood to mean at least the worker's spouse and unmarried children, as long as the latter are considered to be minor by the receiving State and are dependent on the migrant worker. Article 20 1. It is understood that social security matters, as well as others relating to the provision of unemployment benefit, old age benefit and survivor's benefit, may be excluded from the scope of this article. 2. the Provision concerning the protection of the women, particularly as regards pregnancy, confinemen and the post-natal period, shall not be deemed to be discrimination as referred to in this article. 3. This article shall not prevent the adoption of specific measure aimed at removing the de facto inequalit. 4. Occupational activities which, by reason of their nature or the context in which they are carried out, can be entrusted only to persons of a particular sex may be excluded from the scope of this article or some of its provision. This provision is not to be interpreted as requiring the parties to embody in laws or regulations a list of occupation for which, by reason of their nature or the context in which they are carried out, may be reserved to persons of a particular sex. Articles 21 and 22 1. For the purpose of the application of these articles, the term "workers ' representatives" means persons who are recognised as such under national legislation or practice. 2. The terms "national legislation and practice" embrace as the case may be, in addition to laws and regulations, collective agreements, other agreements between employers and workers ' representatives, customs as well as relevant case law. 3. For the purpose of the application of these articles, the term "undertaking" is understood as referring to a set of tangibl and the intangibl components, with or without legal personality, formed to produce goods or provide services for financial gain and with power to determin the own market it policy. 4. It is understood that religious communities and their institutions may be excluded from the application of these articles, even if these institutions are "undertaking" within the meaning of paragraph 3. Establishment of pursuing activities which are inspired by certain ideals or guided by certain moral concepts, ideals and concepts which are protected by national legislation, may be excluded from the application of these articles to such an exten the as is not to protect the cessary orientation of the undertaking. 5. It is understood that where in a State the rights set out in these articles are exercised in the various establishment of the undertaking, the Party concerned is to be considered as fulfilling the obligations deriving from these by the provision. 6. The parties may exclude from the field of application of these articles, those undertaking in employing less than a certain number of workers, to be determined by national legislation or practice. Article 22 1. This provision without the ither Lady power and obligations of States as regards the adoption of health and safety regulations for workplaces, nor the powers and responsibilities of the bodies in charge of monitoring their application. 2. The terms "social and socio-cultural services and facilities" are understood as referring to the social and/or cultural facilities for workers provided by some of undertaking such as welfare assistance, sports fields, rooms for nursing mothers, libraries, children's holiday camps, etc. Article 23, paragraph 1 For the purpose of the application of this paragraph, the term "for as long as possible" refer to the elderly person's physical, psychological and intellectual capacities. Article 24 1. It is understood that for the purpose of this article the terms "termination of employment" and "terminated" mean termination of employment at the initiative of the employer. 2. It is understood that this article covers all workers but that a Party may exclude from some or all of its protection the following categories of self-employed persons: (a) workers engaged under a contract of employment for a specified period of time or a specified task; (b) workers undergoing a period of probation or a qualifying period of employment, provided that this is determined in advance and is of a reasonable duration; (c) workers engaged on a casual basis for a short period. 3 For the purpose of this article the following, in particular, shall not valid reasons for termination of the constitut of employment: (a) the trade union membership or participation in union activities outside working hours, or, with the consent of the employer, within working hours; (b) seeking Office as, acting or having acted in the capacity of a workers ' representative; (c) the filing of a complaint or the participation in proceedings against an employer involving alleged violation of laws or regulations or administrative recourses to the competent authorities; (d) race, colour, sex, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, religion, political opinion, national extraction or social origin; (e) maternity or parental leave; (f) temporary absence from work due to illness or injury. 4 It is understood that compensation or other appropriate relief in case of termination of employment without valid reasons shall be determined by national laws or regulations, collective agreements or other means appropriate to national conditions. Article 25 1. It is understood that the competent national authority may, by way of exemption and after consulting organisations of employers and workers, exclude certain categories of workers from the protection provided in this provision by reason of the special nature of their employment relationship. 2. It is understood that the definition of the term "IRA" must be determined by national law and practice. 3. The workers ' claims covered by this provision shall include at least: (a) the workers ' claims for the period relating to a prescribed to Wags, which shall not be less than three months under a privilege system and eight weeks under a guarantee system, prior to the IRA or to the termination of employment; (b) the workers ' claims for holiday pay due as a result of work performed during the year in which the IRA or the termination of employment occurred; (c) the workers ' claims for non due in respect of other types of paid absence relating to a prescribed period, which shall not be less than three months under a privilege system and eight weeks under a guarantee system, prior to the IRA or the termination of the employment. 4. National laws or regulations may limit the protection of workers ' claims to a prescribed amount, which shall be of a socially acceptabl level. Article 26 It is understood that this article does not require that legislation be enacted by the parties. It is understood that paragraph 2 does not cover sexual harassmen. Article 27 It is understood that this article applies to men and women workers with family responsibilities in relations to their dependent children as well as in relations to other members of their immediate family who clearly need their care or support where such responsibilities restrict their possibilities of preparing for, to, entering, participating in or advancing in economic activity. The terms "dependent children" and "other members of their immediate family who clearly need their care and support" mean persons defined as such by the national legislation of the Party concerned. Articles 28 and 29 For the purpose of the application of this article, the term "workers ' representatives" means persons who are recognised as such under national legislation or practice. Part III It is understood that the Charter contains legal obligations of an international character, the application of which is submitted solely to the supervision provided for in part IV thereof. Article A, paragraph 1 It is understood that the numbered paragraphs may include articles consisting of only one paragraph. Article B, paragraph 2 For the purpose of paragraph 2 of article B, the provision of the revised Charter correspond to the provision of the Charter with the same article or paragraph number with the exception of: (a) article 3, paragraph 2, of the revised Charter which correspond to article 3, paragraphs 1 and 3, of the Charter; (b) article 3, paragraph 3, of the revised Charter which correspond to article 3, paragraphs 2 and 3, of the Charter; (c) article 10, paragraph 5, of the revised Charter which correspond to article 10, paragraph 4, of the Charter; (d) article 17, paragraph 1, of the revised Charter which correspond to article 17 of the Charter. Part V article E A differential treatment based on an objective and reasonable justification shall not be deemed discriminatory. Article F the terms "in time of war or other public emergency" shall be so understood as to cover also the threat of war. Article I It is understood that workers excluded in accordanc with the appendix to articles 21 and 22 are not taken into account in establishing the number of workers concerned. Article J the term "amendment" shall be extended so as to cover also the addition of new articles to the Charter.
 
The revised European Social Charter opened for signature 3 May 1996 in Strasbourg have signed this Charter in the preamble the Member States of the Council of Europe, considering that the aim of the Council of Europe is to achieve greater unity between its members for the purpose of ensuring and implementing the ideals and principles which are their common heritage, and to facilitate their economic and social progress, especially in maintaining and further implementation of the human rights and fundamental freedoms; Considering that the European human rights and fundamental freedoms, which was signed in 1950 to November 4 in Rome, and its protocols, the Member States of the Council of Europe have agreed to provide their citizens the civic and political rights that are specified in these documents; Considering that the European Social Charter, opened for signature 18 October 1961 in Turin and its protocols in the Member States of the Council of Europe undertook to protect their social rights of the population, thus increasing the population's standard of living and social welfare; Referring to the fact that in 1990 the 6 November in Rome, the Government held a Conference on Human Rights stressed the need, on the one hand, to protect the rights of all people, whether they are the single, civil, political, economic, social or cultural rights, and, on the other hand, the European Social Charter to give new impulses; Committing to, as it was decided in 1991, October 21 and 22 Government Conference in Turin, refine and apply the Charter pamatsatur in such way that a detailed account of the fundamental changes that have occurred in society since the adoption of the text; Recognizing the benefits of introducing the revised Charter, which is designed to replace in the future of the European Social Charter, the rights guaranteed by the revised Charter, as well as a right guaranteed by the additional protocol of 1988 and added a new right, agreed on the following: (I) the section of its policy objectives, which should encourage all appropriate means, as the national it international in nature, the contracting parties recognise the achievement of conditions that can be effectively enforce the following rights and principles: 1. Everyone has the right to earn their living by freely chosen occupation. 2. All workers have the right to fair working conditions. 3. All workers have the right to safe and healthy working conditions. 4. All workers are entitled to fair remuneration that is sufficient to ensure a decent life for themselves and their families. 5. All workers and employers have the right to freedom of Association in national or international organisations to protect their economic and social interests. 6. All workers and employers have the right to conclude collective agreements. 7. Children and young people have the right to a special protection against the physical and moral damage, which they exposed. 8. Working women who are pregnant, have the right to special protection in their work. 9. Every person has the right to use the services of arodorientācij institutions, with a view to help you choose the personal skills and interests under occupation. 10. Every person has the right to use the relevant training institutions arodorientācij. 11. Every person has the right to use any measures that allow it to maintain the highest possible level of health. 12. All workers and their dependents have the right to social security. 13. every person who lacks appropriate means, has the right to social and medical assistance. 14. Every person has the right to use the services of social welfare services. 15. Disabled persons have the right to independence, social integration and participation in public life. 16. the family as the basic unit of society has the right to appropriate social, legal and economic protection to ensure its full development. 17. Children and young people have the right to appropriate social, legal and economic protection. 18. each of the Contracting Parties, citizens have a right to paid employment of any other Contracting Party, at the conditions equal to those of other citizens of the Contracting Party, by restrictions, based on sound economic or social reasons. 19. Migrant workers who are nationals of a Contracting Party and their families have the right to protection and assistance in any of the other Contracting Party. 20. All workers are entitled to equal treatment in matters of employment and without discrimination on the grounds of sex. 21. In business workers have a right to information and consultation. 22. the company shall have the right to participate in the working conditions and working environment in the determination and improvement. 23. for each old man has the right to social protection. 24. All workers have the right to protection in cases of termination of the connection. 25. All workers are entitled to the protection of the rights of their employer's insolvency. 26. All workers have the right to be respected in their work. 27. All employees who have family responsibilities and working, or wanting to work, have the right to do so, not subject to discrimination and avoiding conflicts that arise in their work and family obligations. 28. the workers ' representatives have the right connection of the defence from harmful directed against them in action and get the appropriate opportunities to carry out their functions. 29. All workers have the right to be informed and consulted about collective redundancies. 30. everyone has the right to protection against poverty and social inequality. 31. Everyone has the right to residency. (II) in accordance with SECTION III, the Contracting Parties undertake to consider the following articles and paragraphs listed ineligible commitments to yourself. Article 1 – right to work to ensure effective use of the right to work, the Contracting Parties undertake: 1. to consider the potentially higher and more stable employment and maintenance on one of its primary objectives and commitments with a view to achieving full employment; 2. effectively defend the rights of workers to earn their living by freely chosen occupation; 3. establish or maintain free employment services that should be available to all workers; 4. to provide or promote appropriate vocational training and rehabilitation, arodorientācij. Article 2 – right to just conditions of work To ensure an effective right to fair working conditions of use, the Contracting Parties undertake: 1. to determine the appropriate work day and work week length, progressively reducing the length of the work week, to the extent permitted by productivity and other relevant factors; 2. determine the official celebration of the day of payment; 3. identify the paid annual leave of at least four weeks; 4. workers occupations recognized as life or hazardous and that it has not been possible yet sufficiently to reduce or eliminate risk factors, providing additional paid holidays or reduced working time; 5. to ensure a weekly rest period, which coincides with a possible date, in accordance with national or regional tradition or custom is considered a day of rest; 6. to ensure that workers in writing, as soon as possible, in any case, not later than two months after the commencement of the employment, is aware of the importance of the contract or employment relationship perspectives; 7. ensure employees who perform night work, incentives for work. Article 3 – right to safe and healthy working conditions in order to ensure an effective right to safe and healthy working conditions, the Contracting Parties shall use, in consultation with employers ' and workers ' organizations, undertakes to: 1. identify, implement and periodically review a national policy the occupational safety, occupational health and the working environment. these policies should be the primary obligation of the occupational safety and health, to prevent accidents and ill health resulting from the work process or are associated with it, mainly by reducing the risk of pathogens that are specific to the work environment; 2. to issue safety and health of workers; 3. the supervisory mechanisms to ensure the implementation of these conditions; 4. to ensure the progressive development of occupational health for all workers of the service carrying out preventive and advisory functions. Article 4 – right to a fair remuneration, in order to ensure the effective use of the fair remuneration, the Contracting Parties shall, in consultation with employers ' and workers ' organizations, undertake: 1. to recognise the right of workers to a remuneration which ensure them and their families a decent living conditions; 2. to recognise the right of workers to an increased remuneration for overtime work, with exceptions in certain cases; 3. to recognize workers ' rights of men and women to equal pay for work of equal value; 4. to recognise the right of workers to be acceptable to all, which is notified of the termination; 5. allow deductions from wages only under conditions and to the extent determined by the national laws or regulations, or which are collective agreements or arbitration awards. These rights are carried out using the free collective agreements concluded in accordance with the law a fixed wage-setting policy or in any other way that is appropriate to the circumstances in the country concerned. Article 5-the right to hang out in order to ensure or promote workers ' and employers ' right to freely develop local, national or international organisations to protect their economic and social interests and to join those organisations, the Contracting Parties undertake to ensure that national legislation which does not restrict, or apply it to restrict this right. The extent to which the guarantees provided for in this article shall apply to the police shall be determined by national laws or regulations. Similarly, the national laws and regulations lays down the principles according to which these guarantees are applied to personnel of the armed forces, and the extent to which they apply to persons who fall into this category. Article 6-the right to conclude collective agreements in order to ensure an effective right to conclude collective agreements, the use, the Contracting Parties undertake: 1. to promote joint workers ' and employers ' advice; 2. where it is necessary and appropriate, to promote mechanisms to support voluntary negotiations between employers or employers ' organizations and workers ' organizations, to the collective agreements regulate the terms and conditions of work; 3. promote appropriate conciliation and voluntary vidutājmehānism the creation and use of working for the settlement of disputes; and recognise: 4. the right of workers to collective action in cases of conflicts of interest, including the right to strike, subject to obligations that might arise under the collective concluded before contracts. Article 7 – right of children and young people to protection in order to ensure an effective right of children and young people to protection, the Contracting Parties undertake: 1. to provide that the minimum age for recruitment is 15 years, with exceptions for children who are employed particularly in small jobs provided without damage to their health, morals or education; 2. determine that the minimum recruitment age is 18 years in particular in certain professions that are considered dangerous or harmful to health; 3. determine that the person is still subject to compulsory education are not employed in jobs that prevent them completely to acquire this education; 4. determine that the working hours for persons under 18 years, is restricted in accordance with their development needs, particularly in accordance with their need for vocational training; 5. to recognize the new workers and apprentices to a fair wage or other appropriate payment; 6. determine that the time that young people with the consent of the employer's normal working days spent in vocational training is considered part of the duration of the working day; 7. determine that workers under the age of 18 years are entitled to no less than four weeks annual paid vacation; 8. determine that persons under 18 years are not employed in night work, except in certain occupations that are determined by national laws or regulations; 9. to determine that the persons who are under 18 years of age and are employed in national laws and regulations in certain professions are subject to regular medical check-ups; 10. to ensure special protection against physical and moral damage, which are exposed to children and young people, especially those that directly or indirectly from their work. Article 8-working women the right to maternity protection.
To ensure efficient working women pregnant right to protection, the Contracting Parties undertake: 1. paid leave or through the social benefits or allowances of public funds help ensure women leave before and after childbirth, for a total duration of at least 14 weeks; 2. be considered unlawful an employer warns woman about layoffs at a time when a woman has warned her employer of her pregnancy up to the end of maternity leave, or if the employer notified the contract notice so that the cooling-off period will expire during this period; 3. to provide that mothers who are breastfeeding are entitled to this end sufficiently long breaks in the work; 4. to regulate the employment in night shift workers women pregnant, recently have given birth women and mothers breastfeeding their children; 5. to prohibit the use of pregnant women, women have given birth recently and mother to their children, breastfeeding for working mines mining and all other work which is unsuitable for them their dangerous or unhealthy nature or gravity, and adopt the appropriate measures to protect the rights of women. Article 9-the right to arodorientācij in order to ensure effective use of the rights of the arodorientācij, the Contracting Parties undertake, either to provide or promote a service that provides assistance to all persons, including disabled people, to solve problems related to occupational choice and vocational skills development, given the intrinsic properties of the individual and their compliance with the job offer: this assistance should be available free of charge-as young people, including students and the adults. Article 10 – right to vocational training, to ensure effective use of the right to vocational training, the parties undertake: 1. to provide or promote all persons, including people with disabilities, the technical and vocational training, in consultation with employers ' and workers ' organisations, and to ensure conditions favourable to higher technical and university education, based solely on individual capabilities; 2. to provide or promote a system of apprenticeship and other systematic mechanisms for new boys and girls in their preferred training in the various occupation; 3. to provide or promote the following: (a) adequate and readily available training facilities for adult workers; (b) special institutions for adult workers to vocational training vocational training required for technology development or new employment generation; 4. the need to ensure or promote special measures, retraining and reintegration of individuals who have been unemployed for a long time; 5. encourage full use of the opportunities provided by the following measures: (a) all payments or reduction or abolition; (b) financial assistance in appropriate cases; (c) the time that worker spends the extra training, which he started at the employer's request, into the working hours in the context of the existence of the work; (d) a monitoring and consultation with employers ' and workers ' organizations, the work of apprentices and other young workers general protection. Article 11-the right to health protection in order to ensure effective protection of the right to health, the Contracting Parties undertake, either directly or in co-operation with public or private organisations, to take appropriate measures, including: 1. reduce as far as possible the causes of deterioration of health; 2. to provide advisory and educational services to health and propaganda to promote individual responsibility in matters relating to health; 3. to limit where possible the possibility arise, epidēmiskaj and other diseases endemic ones, as well as accidents.  Article 12 – right to social security, to ensure the effective use of social security, the Contracting Parties undertake: 1. to introduce and maintain a social security system; 2. to maintain the social security system a satisfactory level, at least close to the level needed for ratification of the European code of social security; 3. commit to progressively increase the provision of social system to a higher level; 4. the conclusion of appropriate bilateral and multilateral agreements or other arrangements, in accordance with the conditions laid down in those agreements, to ensure the following: (a) equal treatment of their own nationals and nationals of other Contracting Parties in respect of social security rights, including the social legislation resulting material support, without taking into account the movement of protected persons in the territory of the Contracting Parties; (b) social security rights, retention and continuation with features such as a period of insurance or employment, which accumulated under each Contracting Party's law, totaling. Article 13 – right to social and medical assistance in order to ensure an effective right to social and medical protection, the Contracting Parties undertake: 1. to ensure that any person who lacks the resources and who is unable to provide these features either themselves or from other sources, in particular from the social security benefits of the scheme are given appropriate assistance and disease-the situation of the person concerned adequate care; 2. to ensure that persons receiving such assistance, for this reason, do not suffer from their political or social rights; 3. ensure that any person may obtain from the appropriate public or private services advice and personal assistance to the extent necessary to prevent, eliminate or alleviate the lack of any individual person or family; 4. apply the 1, 2, and 3. the conditions of point on an equal basis as its own nationals, it also other nationals of the contracting parties located in their territories, in accordance with the legal obligations arising from the European social and medical assistance, signed the Convention in Paris, 11 December 1953. Article 14-the right to use the social welfare services in order to ensure the effective use of social welfare services use, the Contracting Parties undertake: 1. to promote or provide services which, by using methods of social work, promoting it as an individual, society and their adaptation to the well-being of the social environment; 2. to encourage individuals and voluntary or other organisations participating in the establishment of such services and maintenance. Article 15-disabled and retarded the right to independence, inclusion and participation in public life to ensure effective disabled and retarded persons, regardless of their age and the nature and origin of disability, of the right to independence, inclusion and participation in public life use, the Contracting Parties undertake, in particular: 1. to take the necessary action to ensure disabled people orientation, education and training, where it is possible to General equipment and, where this is not possible, in specialized institutions, both at national and private; 2. to take appropriate measures to persons who have a disability, employers make and keep working, working in the ordinary working environment and working conditions to the needs of disabled people, if it is not possible for a person of disability, then modifying and creating simpler types of work to be carried out depending on the degree of invalidity. In some cases, such measures may require a specialized work area equipment. 3. in order to ensure their full integration and participation in public life, mainly through measures, including technical areas overcome barriers in targeted communication and movement, creating access to vehicles, residences, cultural activities and leisure time pursuits. Article 16 – right of the family to social, legal and economic protection to ensure the conditions necessary for full family as the basic unit of society development, the Contracting Parties undertake to promote family life, economic, legal and social protection with features such as family benefits, tax relief, housing stock, the provision of family allowances for newlyweds and other appropriate means. Article 17 – right of children and young people to social, legal and economic protection to ensure the conditions necessary for children and young people to grow up in an environment that facilitates their personal development and their physical and mental capability development, the Contracting Parties undertake directly, or in cooperation with public or private organisations, to take the possible and necessary measures: 1. (a) ensuring that children and young people in the light of their parental rights and responsibilities, and assist in the care, they receive the necessary education and training, mainly through appropriate and sufficient institution and of the establishment and maintenance of the service; (b) protecting children and youth from neglect, abuse or exploitation; (c) ensuring the protection and special aid from the State for children and young people who are temporarily or permanently do not provide for her family; 2. ensuring children and young people with free primary and secondary education, as well as promoting regular school attendance. Article 18-right to paid employment in the territory of the other Contracting Parties in order to ensure an effective right to paid employment anywhere in the territory of another contracting party use, the Contracting Parties undertake: 1. to apply existing regulations in a spirit of liberalism; 2. to simplify existing formalities and to reduce or cancel the court fees and other charges to be made by workers the aliens or their employers; 3. individually or collectively to liberalise laws governing the employment of foreign workers; and recognise: 4. the right of its citizens to leave their country, to make a paid occupation of territory of the other Contracting Parties. Article 19 – migrant workers and their families the right to protection and assistance in order to ensure effective conservation of migratory workers and their families to protection and assistance in the use of any other Contracting Party, the Contracting Parties undertake: 1. to maintain or to make sure that you maintain the appropriate free services that these workers can get assistance, especially to get accurate information, and to take all necessary measures the extent permitted by national laws and regulations to combat misleading propaganda relating to emigration and immigration; 2. within its own jurisdiction to take appropriate measures to facilitate the workers and members of their families, the pārceļošam and the departure of accommodating, and its jurisdiction to provide an appropriate framework of health care and health maintenance services and good hygienic conditions at the time of removal; 3. where necessary, to promote public and private social services in emigration and immigration cooperation between countries; 4. in so far as it is governed by the law or regulations, or under the control of government institutions to ensure that these workers illegally staying on their territory the same treatment as their own nationals with regard to the following issues: (a) the remuneration and other employment and working conditions; (b) membership of trade unions and the right to use collective contract opportunities; (c) the choice of the place of residence. 5. to ensure that these workers illegally staying in their territory the same treatment as their own nationals with regard to employment taxes, dues or payments to be made in respect of persons employed; 6. as far as possible, promote family reunification for workers from abroad who have received residence permits in their territory; 7. workers who legally resident within its territory, to ensure the same treatment as their own nationals with regard to the legal procedures in matters referred to in this article; 8. to ensure that workers who illegally staying on their territory, are not expelled, except when they threaten national security, act contrary to public interest or violates the moral standards; 9. the limits of the law allowing the workers earned or the transfer of stocks to the extent they themselves wish. 10. to extend the protection laid down by this article and help to self-employed migrants insofar as such measures apply; 11. encourage and promote migrant workers and their families, training of immigration the country's national language, or if they have several, one of them; 12. as far as possible to promote and encourage the children of migrant workers in their native languages. Article 20 – right to equal rights and equal treatment in matters of employment and occupation without discrimination on the grounds of sex for the sake of effective law on equal rights and equal treatment in matters of employment and occupation without discrimination on grounds of sex exploitation, the Contracting Parties undertake to recognise that right and to take appropriate measures to ensure or promote the progress in the following areas: (a) the approach to work, protection of employment and the reduction of dismissal; (b) vocational training, training, retraining and rehabilitation; (c) the conditions of the contract of employment and working conditions, including remuneration; (d) career development, including promotion. Article 21-the right to information and consultation in order to ensure an effective right of workers to information and consultation in undertakings, the Contracting Parties undertake to apply and promote measures to give such rights for workers or their representatives in accordance with national law and practice: (a) the regular time and in a comprehensible form to be informed about their employers ' economic and financial situation, realizing that certain disclosures that can be detrimental to a relationship, may be rejected or be confidential; and (b) to be informed in good time of the envisaged decisions that can ultimately rely on the interests of workers, particularly on those decisions which could have a significant impact on the employment situation in the undertaking. Article 22-the right to participate in the working conditions and working environment and to ensure effective in improving workers ' rights and working conditions of the working environment and the improvement of the company use, the Contracting Parties undertake to apply and promote measures to give such rights for workers or their representatives in accordance with national law and practice, to contribute: (a) working conditions, work organisation and working environment and improvement; (b) the health and safety protection in the company; (c) social and socio-cultural activities and relationships of the Organization; (d) monitoring compliance with those conditions. Article 23 – right of elderly persons to social protection in order to ensure an effective right of elderly people to social protection, the parties undertake, either directly or in cooperation with public or private organisations, and to promote appropriate measures specific to the following:-giving old people a chance as long as possible, stay full members of society with the following measures: (a) sufficient means, which allow them to live in appropriate and participate actively in public social and cultural life; (b) provision of information about services and facilities available for elderly persons and their opportunities to use them; -giving the right of elderly persons to choose their lifestyle freely and to live an independent life in their own family, as long as they wish and are able, with the following measures: (a) the residence that meets their needs and the health situation or with appropriate opportunities to apply their place of residence; (b) the necessary health care and service to their country; -providing the elderly life with the appropriate institutions to supply, at the same time respecting their privacy, and participation in decisions concerning living conditions in the institution. Article 24 – right to protection of the working obligation has ended cases to ensure effective protection of the right to work in cases of termination, the Contracting Parties shall recognize: (a) all the rights of workers that their obligations will not be terminated without a compelling reason, to stop these obligations due to their ability, behavior, or on the basis of the enterprise, institution or service operational needs; (b) workers whose employment has been terminated without a compelling reason, the right to adequate compensation or other appropriate allowances. The Contracting Parties undertake to provide those workers who consider that their employment has been terminated without a compelling reason, the right to apply to the relevant independent body. Article 25-the right of workers to the protection of the rights of their employer's insolvency in order to ensure an effective right of workers to the protection of the rights of their employer's insolvency application, the Contracting Parties undertake to provide that workers ' claims arising from the employer or a work relationship, the contract is guaranteed with galvotājinstitūcij or some other effective way of protection. Article 26 – right to dignity at work To ensure an effective right of workers to protection of their dignity at work, the Contracting Parties shall use, in consultation with employers ' and workers ' organizations, undertakes to: 1. promote information and protection against sexual exploitation in the workplace or in relation to work and to take appropriate measures to protect workers from such conduct; 2. promoting information and protection against repeated condemnation or frankly negative attack action against individual workers, and to take appropriate measures to protect workers from such conduct. Article 27 – right of workers with family commitments to equal opportunities and equal treatment in order to ensure an effective right to equal opportunity and treatment for men and women with family obligations and such and other workers use among the Contracting Parties undertake: 1. to take appropriate measures: (a) enabling workers with family commitments, work and save a job, like to return to work after absence, which had been independent of the obligations measures, including vocational training and training; (b) taking into account their needs in relation to conditions of work and social security; (c) developing and promoting public and private services, in particular child day care services and other child care institutions; 2. provide an opportunity for parents to receive either maternity leave or leave to care for a child, the duration and conditions of which should be determined by national legislation, collective agreements or practice; 3. to ensure that the family is not given much reason to end the obligations of work. Article 28-workers ' representatives the right to protection in the undertaking and the work of those dependent functions to ensure effective workers ' representatives the right to carry out their functions, the parties undertake within the context of the work to ensure the following: (a) they are effectively protected from harmful actions directed to them, including dismissal from work, based on their status or acting as workers ' representatives in the undertaking; (b) they are provided adequate facilities, so that they can effectively and accurately perform their functions, taking into account the national systems of industrial relations and the related needs, size and capabilities. Article 29 – right to information and consultation on collective redundancies to ensure effective workers ' rights to be informed and consulted about collective redundancies, the parties undertake to ensure that employers, in good time before the dismissal, inform and consult workers ' representatives on ways and means how to avoid collective redundancies or limiting their potential and making them easier to track, for example, with the resources to achieve the objectives of social measures helping to retrain workers involved. Article 30 – right to protection against shortages and social inequalities to ensure effective protection of the rights of the scarcity and social exclusion, the parties undertake: (a) make a general and coordinated actions within the framework of the system for individuals and their families who live or are exposed to the risk to live in lack or social inequality, provide mainly with work, residence, training, education, culture and social and medical care; (b) review the measures, where necessary, improving, respectively. Article 31 – the right of residence to ensure effective use of the right to residence, the Contracting Parties shall undertake the following measures: 1. ensuring equal conditions for residence; 2. reducing and promoting a reduction in the number of homeless people, in order to ensure the gradual disappearance of the homeless; 3. making the charge of residence available to those who lack sufficient resources. Title III article A-undertakings 1. on the basis of the conditions referred to in article B below, each of the Contracting Parties undertakes: (a) to consider the Charter in title I of the Declaration of the aims which it will pursue by all appropriate means, in accordance with the introduction to this section above; (b) be considered himself bound by at least six of the following articles under Title II of the Charter: 1, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 16, 19 and 20: (c) in addition to the articles in which it has chosen, in accordance with the provisions of the preceding subparagraph, be regarded as a number of binding himself to the Charter or to the articles of title II, with the numbers of the points which it chooses, provided that the total of its parent article or with digits denote the number of points is not less than sixteen articles or sixty-three with numbers marked points. 2. Article or section, selected in accordance with paragraph 1 of this article, (b) and (c) above, shall be transmitted to the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe at the time when the Contracting Party deposits its instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval. 3. each Contracting Party may, at a later time, declare, by notice to the Secretary General that it considers itself bound to any articles of title II of the Charter or with digits designated points, which it is not yet accepted in accordance with paragraph 1 of this article. This, at a later time, provide guarantees will be considered as an integral part of the ratification, acceptance or approval and they shall enter into force on the first day of the month following the one-month period after the date of the Declaration. 4. Each Contracting Party shall maintain appropriate national conditions labour inspection system. Article B-link with the European Social Charter and the 1988 Additional Protocol No 1 of the European Social Charter or of 5 May 1988 additional protocol the Contracting Parties may not ratify, accept or approve this Charter does not consider himself on a related, at least in terms which relate to the conditions of the European Social Charter and, where possible, the additional protocol, with which it was associated. 2. By accepting any of the terms of this Charter, from the date on which the Contracting Party concerned shall engage in these commitments, the European Social Charter and, where possible, its additional protocol of 1988 conditional obligations shall no longer apply to the Contracting Party that has been associated with the first of these, or both documents. Section IV article C-contained in this Charter the implementation of commitments contained in this Charter is oversee legal obligations will be subject to the same supervision, which was the European Social Charter. Article D-collective complaints 1. Additional Protocol to the European Social Charter, providing for a system of collective complaints of failure to respect this Charter give the countries that have ratified this Protocol. 2. any State which is not bound by the additional protocol to the European Social Charter providing for a system of collective complaints can be submitted to this Charter, instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval or at any other time thereafter, notify the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe that it recognises its obligation to monitor this Charter in accordance with the procedure provided for in the Protocol. Title v article E – non-discrimination in this Charter referred to in the Lower rights must be ensured without discrimination as to race, colour, sex, language, religion, political belief, or national origin, social origin, health, association with the national minority, birth or other reasons. Article F-derogations from the obligations under or during emergency 1. Jurisdictional or other emergency, when there is a risk to the nation's life, any Contracting Party may take measures derogating from its obligations in the context of this Charter to the extent strictly determined by the emergency nature of the situation, provided that such measures are not inconsistent with its other international obligations. 2. any Contracting Party that is authorized to use this right to derogate from its obligations, the corresponding time period of the European Full information to the Secretary-General of the Council of the measures taken and the reasons therefor. In the same way, it will inform the Secretary General of this event and the expiry of the terms of the Charter, which it has adopted, actions lie in full. Article G – restrictions 1. Effectively realisable rights and principles referred to in title I, and their effective use in accordance with the provisions of title II shall not be subject to any restrictions or limits, other than those referred to in those sections, except those determined by the law and which are necessary in a democratic society, citizens for the protection of the rights and freedoms or of public interest, national security, public health or morals. 2. the restrictions which this Charter allows for the rights and obligations referred to are not suitable for purposes other than those for which they were intended. Article H-Charter and the national law or international treaty obligations in terms of this Charter will not violate the rules of national law or of any bilateral or multilateral treaties, conventions or agreements which are already in force or may come into force, under which the conditions concerning protected persons are more favourable. Article I-implementation of the undertakings Given 1 Without prejudice for these articles proposed implementation methods, the relevant articles of title II of this Charter are 1 to 31 must be provided with the following features: (a) laws and regulations; (b) agreements between employers or employers ' organisations and workers ' organisations; (c) a combination of these two methods; (d) other relevant means. 2. Securities arising under the Charter, section II, article 2, of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7, article 7, paragraph 4, 6, and 7, article 10, paragraph 1., 2., 3., and paragraph 5 and article 21 and 22, will be considered as effective if it fulfilled the conditions applied in accordance with paragraph 1 of this article for most working people, to which they apply. Article J-amendments 1 Any fixes titles I and II of this Charter, with the aim of extending the rights guaranteed by the Charter, as well as corrections of titles III and IV, proposed by the Contracting Party or the Committee of the Government, must be notified to the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, which they must be sent to the Contracting Parties to the Charter. 2. any proposed amendments related to the conditions in relation to the previous point, the Committee of the Government, after consulting the Parliamentary Assembly submitted the text for approval to the adapted to the Committee of Ministers. After the approval of the Committee of Ministers to this text will be forwarded to the Contracting Parties for acceptance. 3. any titles I and II of this Charter amendment shall enter into force on the first day of the month following the period of one month after the date on which three parties have informed the Secretary General of the acceptance of the amendment. For those Contracting Parties which accept the revisions after they enter into force on the first day of the month following the period of one month after the date on which that Contracting Party has informed the Secretary-General of the adoption of the amendment. 4. any of these Sections III and VI of the Charter amendments shall enter into force on the first day of the month following the period of one month after the date on which all parties have informed the Secretary General of the acceptance of the correction. SECTION VI Article K-signature, ratification and entry into force 1 this Charter opened for signature the Member States of the Council of Europe. It will be ratified, accepted or approved. The instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval shall be deposited with the document to the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe. 2. this Charter shall enter into force on the first day of the month following the period of one month after the date on which three Member States of the Council of Europe recognised this Charter as binding in accordance with the preceding paragraph. 3. for those Member States that are bound by the Charter of atdzinuš then, it shall enter into force on the first day of the month following the period of one month after the date on which the instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval are placed together. Article L-territorial application 1 this Charter applies to everyone in the metropolitan area. Any Government can lower subscription at the time of signature or when depositing its instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval with the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe addressed to the declarations to specify areas of assistance, considered for this purpose in its metropolitan area. 2. Any Contracting Party of this Charter the instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval, or at any time after the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe addressed the notification can declare that this Charter is fully or partly refers to a non-metropolitan territory or territories shown in the said Declaration for whose international relations it is responsible or for which it assumes international responsibility. It should be noted in the Declaration of title II of the Charter articles or points that it recognizes as binding in respect of the territories named in the Declaration. 3. the Charter shall enter into force with respect to the territory or territories named in the Declaration on the first day of the month following the period of one month after the date on which the Secretary-general has received the following statement. 4. Any Contracting Party may declare at a later time, by sending a notification to the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe that, in respect of one or more of the territories to which, in accordance with paragraph 2 of this article of the Charter has been applied to this solicitation, it accepts as binding any articles or any points designated by numbers, which it was not recognized until then in relation to the area or those territories. The following later date guarantees provided are considered an integral part of the original declaration in respect of the territory concerned, and they acquire the same force on the first day of the month following the period of one month from the date on which the Secretary-General received the following announcement. Article M-denunciation 1 any Contracting Party may denounce this Charter only after five years have passed since the Charter shall enter into force for it, or every two years, and in any of these cases, after six months in advance, has warned the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, who shall inform the other Contracting Parties. 2. in accordance with the provisions of the preceding paragraph, any Contracting Party may denounce any of its approved Charter, section II, article or paragraph, provided that this Contracting Party bound by the article or the number of points is never less than sixteen articles or sixty-three points and that this article and the number of points they are still included in the article that the Contracting Party concerned has chosen from those specifically mentioned in article 1, point (A) (b). 3. Any Contracting Party may denounce this Charter or any of the articles under Title II of the Charter, or points under this article in such conditions in respect of any territory to which the Charter applies to the Declaration which is submitted in accordance with paragraph 2 of article L. Article N-Appendix annex to this Charter shall form an integral part thereof. Article O-notifications the Secretary General of the Council of Europe shall notify the Member States of the Council of Europe and the International Labour Office, the Director-General on the following: (a) any signature; (b) any instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval of the deposit; (c) any entry into force of this Charter in conjunction with Article K; (d) any declaration in relation to article 2 and 3, point (D) of 1 and 2, article 2, point (F) article L points 1, 2, 3, and 4; (e) any adjustments in connection with article J; (f) any denunciation in relation with Article M; (g) any other activity, the application or notification in respect of this Charter. In witness whereof, the undersigned, duly authorised, signed the revised Charter. Signed in Strasbourg, 3 May 1996 in the English and French languages both texts being equally authentic, in a single copy in the archives of the Council of Europe. The Secretary General of the Council of Europe will send certified copies to each Member State of the Council of Europe and the International Labour Office, the Director-General. Annex to the REVISED European Social Charter, the revised European Social Charter protected persons: 1. Without prejudice to article 12, paragraph 4, and article 13, paragraph 4, the persons covered by articles 1 to 17 and 20 to 31 include foreigners in the article only in so far as they are nationals of other Contracting Parties that legally resident or regularly working on the territory of the Contracting Party concerned, provided that there is an understanding that these articles are interpreted in the light of articles 18 and 19. This explanation does not inhibit any of the Contracting Parties be granted similar protection to other persons. 2. each Contracting Party shall guarantee the refugees who are under 28 July 1951 Geneva Convention on refugees signed in the status definition and lawfully resident in its territory, treatment no less favourable as possible and, in any event, not less favourable than required by the contracting parties concerned, the undertakings entered into under that Convention and in accordance with any other international instruments applicable to those refugees. 3. Each Contracting Party shall permit the existence of stateless persons, as defined in 1954 on September 28 in New York signed the Convention on the status of stateless persons and lawfully within its territory, the best handling and in any case not less favourable, as required by the Contracting Party concerned, the undertakings entered into under the Convention, and subject to any other international instruments applicable to those stateless persons. Paragraph 18 of section I and section II, article 18, paragraph 1 it is understood that these conditions do not apply to the question of entry into the territory of the Contracting Parties and not violating the 1955 December 13 Paris signed the European Convention on governance. Section II, article 1, paragraph 2 this provision cannot be interpreted as a prohibition or authorisation to apply a trade safeguard clause or to use it in practice. Article 2, paragraph 6 Parties may provide that this provision shall not apply to: (a) workers who have a contract or employment relationship with a total duration not exceeding one month and/or a working week not exceeding eight hours; (b) in cases where the contract or employment relationship is occasional and/or specific nature, in this case to ensure that this dismissal is justified by objective reasons. Article 3, paragraph 4 it is understood that these services are functioning, organisation and conditions determined by national laws or regulations, collective agreements or other means which comply with national circumstances. Article 4, paragraph 4 this provision should be understood as meaning that there is any serious offence is not prohibited to use immediate dismissal. Article 4, paragraph 5, it is understood that a Contracting Party may give the guarantees provided for in this paragraph, if most workers, either by law or collective agreements, or the arbitration decision is not permitted to apply deductions from wages and salaries, except those persons who are not covered by that protection. Article 6, paragraph 4 it is understood that each Contracting Party shall, as far as it is concerned, may regulate the use of the right to strike by law, provided that any further restriction that this might impose these rights can be justified under article G. Article 7, paragraph 2 this provision shall not prevent the Contracting Parties with the help of the law to ensure that those young people who have not reached the minimum age laid down for can work in so far as it is absolutely necessary for their vocational training where such work is subject to the competent authorities certain conditions and measures are taken to protect the health and safety of young people. Article 7, paragraph 8 it is understood that each Contracting Party may give the guarantees provided for in this paragraph, if they comply with the spirit of these guarantees, with the law determining that most of the persons who have not reached eighteen years of age, are not used to work night shifts. Article 8, paragraph 2, these conditions are not to be understood as a certain absolute prohibition. You can make exceptions, for example, in the following cases: (a) if the working woman has been guilty of misconduct which justifies on employment rulings; (b) if the employment relationship is terminated; (c) if the contractual relationship has expired. Article 12 article 4 the words "in accordance with the conditions laid down in those agreements" in the introduction to this paragraph are used to indicate inter alia that with regard to benefits which are available independently of any insurance payments, the Contracting Party may stipulate a specific residence period before it provides these benefits for nationals of other Contracting Parties. Article 13, paragraph 4 Governments not participating in European social and medical assistance may ratify the Convention of the Charter in respect of this paragraph provided that they guarantee the other citizens of the Contracting Parties would be treated in accordance with the terms of that Convention. Article 16 it is understood that in this condition the Defense applies to families with a single parent. Article 17 it is understood that this provision covers all persons who have not attained eighteen years of age, unless the statutory majority is not achieved in the past, without impact to other special provisions set by the Charter, particularly article 7. This does not mean that the conditions required to ensure compulsory education up to the age of above. Article 19, paragraph 6, for the purposes of this condition the terms "alien workers" family "it is understood at least his spouse and unmarried children, as long as they do not on immigration the country reached the age of majority and are dependent on foreign workers. 20. Article 1 it is understood that social security matters, as well as other provisions relating to unemployment benefit, old-age and survivors ' pensions, may not apply to this article. 2. the conditions referred to in this article must be non-discriminatory in relation to the protection of women, particularly pregnant, during childbirth and against those mothers breastfeeding their children. 3. This article shall not prevent the application of the special measures with the goal of eliminating de facto inequalities.
4. the types of employment where their specifics or circumstances in which they occur, can be entrusted only to persons of a particular sex may be excluded from this article or some of its provisions. This condition does not need to understand how the need for the Contracting Parties to introduce laws and regulations list the type of work that their specificity or circumstances in which they occur, can be entrusted to persons of a specified sex only. 21. and article 22 1 this article needs used the term "workers ' representatives" means persons who are recognised as such by the national legislation and practice. 2. the terms "national legislation and practice", as the case may be, without rules and regulations also include collective agreements, other agreements between employers and workers ' representatives, customs as well as case law. 3. This article used the term needs of "enterprise" should be understood as applied to the material and non-material of components with or without legal personality, formed to produce goods or provide services to the financial goals and the ability to determine its own market policy. 4. It is understood that religious communities and their institutions may be excluded from this article, even if they are "undertaking" within the meaning of article 3. Authorities that work inspired by certain ideals or driven down moral principles, ideals and principles, protected by national legislation, may be excluded from the competence of this article to the extent necessary to protect the business slant. 5. It is understood that the State where the said rights in these articles are exercised in the various business institutions, the Contracting Party concerned is considered to fulfil the obligations resulting from these conditions. 6. the Contracting Parties may exclude from this article to the competencies of the companies involving less than a certain number of workers to be determined by national laws and regulations. Article 22 1. This provision does not apply to the powers and obligations of the State to take care of health and safety rules in the workplace, nor the powers and obligations of the persons, who oversees these obligations. 2. the terms "social and socio-cultural capabilities" understood as referring to the social and/or kulturālaj opportunities employees provide some companies, such as welfare care, sports fields, rooms for nursing mothers who are breast feeding, libraries, children's summer camps, etc., article 23, paragraph 1 of this article, the term "used for purposes as long as possible" refers to the old people's physical, psychological and intellectual capabilities. 24. Article 1 this article needs the terms used "work obligation has ended" and "terminated" mean termination of employment at the initiative of the employer. 2. It is understood that this article covers all workers but that a party may exclude from their advocacy of persons working in the following categories: (a) workers who are employed in, linking to the employment contract for a definite period of time or a specified task; (b) workers who work in the atstrād test or qualification, provided that this is determined in advance and last for a reasonable period of time; (c) workers who carry out occasional work in a short period of time. 3. for the purposes of this article the following should not be cause for valid reasons for termination of work: (a) the Trade Union membership or participation in Union activities outside working hours or, with the employer's consent, during working hours; (b) creating your career, prior or current practicing the role of representatives of the interests of workers; (c) the complaint or the participation in proceedings against an employer due to the employer's intentional act or rules violations, or recourse to competent administrative authorities; (d) race, skin color, sex, marital status, family obligations, pregnancy status, religious belief, political views, national or social origin; (e) maternity or parental leave; (f) the absence of illness or injury. 4. It is understood that compensation or other appropriate benefits work in the event of termination without reasonable cause to be determined by national laws or regulations, collective agreements or other means which comply with national circumstances. 25. Article 1 it is understood that the competent national authorities may, in consultation with employers and workers, exclude certain categories of workers from the protection provided by this condition, their specific job. 2. It is understood that the term "insolvency" shall be determined by national law and practice. 3. the workers ' claims covered by this provision, must include at least the following: (a) the workers ' claims for wages for a certain period of time of not less than three months and in the system of privileged eight weeks guaranteed system, before the insolvency or the termination of the labour relationship. (b) the requirement for workers to leave pay, which occurred in the year in which the insolvency or to the working obligation has ended; (c) the workers ' claims for payment for other unpaid amounts for a certain period of time of not less than three months the privileged system and eight weeks before the guaranteed system of insolvency or the termination of the labour relationship. 4. National laws or regulations may limit the protection of workers ' claims to a prescribed amount, which must be a socially acceptable level. Article 26 it is understood that this article shall not require Contracting Parties to take legislative implementation. It is understood that paragraph 2 did not include sexual abuse. Article 27 it is understood that this article applies to men and women with family obligations with respect to dependent children from them, as with other closest family members definitely need their help or support this type of connection limits their ability to prepare for, participate in, or put in front of economic activities. The terms "of their dependent children" and "other members of the immediate family who definitely need their help and support" means those persons whose status defined by the Contracting Parties national legislation. 28. and article 29 this article needs used the term "workers ' representative" means a person who is recognized as such by national law or practice. Section III it is understood that the Charter's international character, the application of the exposing only it monitoring, provided for in title IV of this Charter. (A) paragraph 1 it is understood that "with numbers marked points" can be included in the article, which is just one point. (B) paragraph 2 of the revised European Social Charter, the conditions in paragraph 2 B of article needs meet the same conditions as in the Charter to the same article and paragraph numbering and the following exceptions: (a) of the revised European Social Charter, article 3 (2) apply to the Charter in article 3 paragraph 1 and 3; (b) of the revised European Social Charter, article 3, paragraph 3 refers to article 3 of the Charter 2 and 3; (c) of the revised European Social Charter, article 10 paragraph 5 refers to article 10 of the Charter (4); (d) the revised European Social Charter, article 17, paragraph 1 refers to article 17 of the Charter. Title v article E a differential treatment based on objective and reasonable justification, conditions should not be regarded as discriminatory. Article F the terms "jurisdictional or other contingency time" shall be understood to include also the threat of war. Article I is understood that these workers, who are excluded in accordance with the annex to article 21 and 22 are not taken into account in determining the number of workers to which it relates. Article J the term "fix" should be expanded so as to include yourself new article added to the Charter.