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Sri Lanka Stamps Banknotes Coins, International Labour Organisation (1)

Collection of Stamps for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to International Labour Organisation. The ILO was established as an agency of the League of Nations in the Treaty of Versailles, which ended World War I.

Post-war reconstruction and the protection of labour unions occupied the attention of many nations during and immediately after World War I. In Great Britain, the Whitley Commission, a subcommittee of the Reconstruction Commission, recommended in its July 1918 Final Report that 'industrial councils' be established throughout the world. The British Labour Party had issued its own reconstruction programme in the document titled Labour and the New Social Order. In February 1918, the third Inter-Allied Labour and Socialist Conference (representing delegates from Great Britain, France, Belgium and Italy) issued its report, advocating an international labour rights body, an end to secret diplomacy, and other goals. And in December 1918, the American Federation of Labor (AFL) issued its own distinctively apolitical report, which called for the achievement of numerous incremental improvements via the collective bargaining process.

As the war drew to a close, two competing visions for the post-war world emerged. The first was offered by the International Federation of Trade Unions (IFTU), which called for a meeting in Berne in July 1919. The Berne meeting would consider both the future of the IFTU and the various proposals which had been made in the previous few years. The IFTU also proposed including delegates from the Central Powers as equals. Samuel Gompers, president of the AFL, boycotted the meeting, wanting the Central Powers delegates in a subservient role as an admission of guilt for their countries' role in the bringing about war. Instead, Gompers favored a meeting in Paris which would only consider President Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points as a platform. Despite the American boycott, the Berne meeting went ahead as scheduled. In its final report, the Berne Conference demanded an end to wage labour and the establishment of socialism. If these ends could not be immediately achieved, then an international body attached to the League of Nations should enact and enforce legislation to protect workers and trade unions.

Meanwhile, the Paris Peace Conference sought to dampen public support for communism. Subsequently, the Allied Powers agreed that clauses should be inserted into the emerging peace treaty protecting labour unions and workers' rights, and that an international labour body be established to help guide international labour relations in the future. The advisory Commission on International Labour Legislation was established by the Peace Conference to draft these proposals. The Commission met for the first time on February 1, 1919, and Gompers was elected chairman.

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

75th Anniversary of International Labour Organisation

Date: 12-May-94
Denomination: 1r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - 75th Anniversary of International Labour Organisation from 1994 in collection of Mint Stamps one of many items in Catagory: United Nations.

MS-LK-94140

Ceylon used stamps

50th Anniv of International Labour Organisation

Date: 04-May-69
Denomination: 5c
Country: Sri Lanka (Ceylon)

Ceylon Used Stamp - 50th Anniv of International Labour Organisation from 1969 in collection of Used Stamps and belongs to Catagory: United Nations.

US-CE-69020

 
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