Why Uruguay Leads Latin America in Labor Rights

A man crosses a main avenue during a full-day general strike, Montevideo, Uruguay, Aug. 6, 2015 (AP photo by Matilde Campodonico).
A man crosses a main avenue during a full-day general strike, Montevideo, Uruguay, Aug. 6, 2015 (AP photo by Matilde Campodonico).
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Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing WPR series about workers’ rights in various countries around the world. Last year, the International Trade Union Confederation gave Uruguay a top rating of 1 on its scale from 1 to 5, indicating that workers’ rights are infrequently violated. Uruguay is the only country in Latin America to receive the organization’s highest rating possible. In an email interview, Adriana Cassoni, a researcher at the Universidad OTR Uruguay, discusses worker’s rights in Uruguay. WPR: How robust are protections for workers in Uruguay with regard to the right to organize, both in law […]

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