Some Observations on the Commission Report of the International Labor Organization Concerning Labor Practices in Portuguese Africa
by Malcolm McVeigh
New York, New York, United States
American Committee on Africa
The Portuguese government suggests in their press releases in the U.S. and elsewhere that the International Labor Organization (ILO) Report is a vindication of labor practices in Portuguese Africa. However, the Commission Report deals with the situation only after November 23, 1960, when Portugal ratified the Abolition of Forced Labor Convention of 1957. Also, a number of changes were made in the labor laws since February 25, 1961, when the Government of Ghana first submitted its complaint about labor practices in Angola. • Concerning Compulsory Cultivation • Concerning Public Works • Concerning Fiscal Obligations • Concerning Penal Labor • Concerning Recruiting
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive