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Twenty third article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Route to Human Rights

Article 23 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights deals with the right to work and labor rights. It states that everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment. In addition, this article guarantees the right to equal pay for equal work, without discrimination of any kind, and to just and favourable remuneration, which, together with other means of social protection, shall ensure a decent existence for himself and his family. It also recognizes the right of everyone to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.

The importance of Article 23 lies in its comprehensive protection of labour rights, which are fundamental to human dignity and economic well-being. By guaranteeing just and favourable working conditions and equal pay, this article combats exploitation and discrimination in the workplace. In addition, by promoting freedom of association, it strengthens the ability of workers to bargain collectively, improve their working conditions and defend their rights. This not only benefits workers, but also contributes to stability and social justice and promotes a fairer and more sustainable economy.

The plaque with Article 23 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is located in the pilgrims’ lodge in Guntín.

Images courtesy of  © “museo de Lugo” and ISHR

  • Address
    Pilgrims’ Shelter of Guntín or San Roman de Retorta. Neighborhood of O Catrelo. Lugo
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  • Visiting Hours
    Always open
  • What to see
    23rd article

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