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Monday, November 28, 2011

Gingrich said US child labour laws truly stupid

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US child labour statistics
Laws and regulations limiting the extent of work that children can perform have been in place for many years. However, within the limits of these laws, many youths are employed in seasonal or year-round jobs.
US child labour law
Child labor laws in the United States include numerous statutes and rules regulating the employment of minors. According to the United States Department of Labor, child labor laws affect those under the age of 18 in a variety of occupations.
US child labour claims threaten Kenya's exports
Kenya faces more hostile tea and coffee export markets following a US report that names it among 58 countries which use children in the production of goods meant for sale overseas.

The report says Kenya exploits children to produce its world-renowned tea and coffee in violation of international labour laws that prohibit use of child labour or forced manual work.

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has called US child labour laws "truly stupid".
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Speaking at a school in New Hampshire, Gingrich said that children in the poorest neighborhoods are "trapped in child laws" that prevent them from earning money.

"Most of these schools ought to get rid of the unionized janitors, have one master janitor and pay local students to take care of the school," said Gingrich.
us child labour claims threaten kenya exports

"The kids would actually do work, they would have cash, they'd have pride in the schools, they'd begin the process of rising. Get any job that teaches you to show up on Monday. Get any job that teaches you to stay all day, even if you're having a fight with your girlfriend."

Gingrich said he was "not suggesting they drop out of school and become janitors, I'm talking about working 20 hours a week and being empowered to succeed".
child laboour law

Although Gingrich said he was not advocating revamping child labor laws, he would propose extraordinarily radical changes that he believes would fundamentally transform the culture of poverty in the United States.


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