Top on the agenda: Health and safety in agriculture

Labour Education 2000/1-2 Nos. 118/119: For time immemorial, workers on the land have tilled the soil in pain. They have been among the last to organize and, even when organized, their interests in promoting their own welfare in terms of safety and health have suffered through a general lack of attention to the needs of this group of workers. If the agenda of the June 2000 Session of the International Labour Conference carries an item on safety and health in agriculture (first discussion), no doubt ILO constituents have selected this item in order to bring to the fore, once and for all, the gravity of the safety and health problems of rural workers in the hope of arriving at a common strategy internationally.