ILO decision on tobacco moves in the right direction

9 November 2018: SEATCA welcomes the decision of the International Labour Organization (ILO) on the tobacco sector, which seeks to address decent work among tobacco farmers without funding from tobacco companies.

The ILO decision sends a strong message that the tobacco industry can no longer exploit this UN agency to promote its discredited charity.  The tobacco industry’s handouts on child labour have not solved the more fundamental problems that force children to the fields and trap farmers in poverty, such as low tobacco leaf prices and harmful working conditions according to SEATCA Executive Director Dr. Ulysses Dorotheo. SEATCA Press Release