Human rights

LIVING STANDARDS

 

SUMMARY OF UNIVERSAL RIGHTS

Everyone is entitled to a fair wage that enables them to provide food, shelter, healthcare and education for themselves and their family, and to pursue opportunities in their life as they wish.

Everyone is entitled to rest and relaxation from work, including paid holidays.

Workers are entitled to safe, clean and uncrowded working and living conditions.

HOW THIS APPLIES TO TRAVELIFE CERTIFIED MEMBERS

You should pay all of your workers a living wage that is at least equal to the national or international minimum wage in your country.

Example:

All people who work on your premises, regardless of how they are employed and who they are employed by, should be paid at least the legal minimum wage.

You must ensure the hours, breaks, days off and paid time off comply with national or international standards at a minimum.

Example:

If overtime is allowed, you must pay overtime or give time off in lieu for hours worked above the legal maximum, provided the employee freely agrees to time off in lieu of wages.

You must ensure you provide your staff with any additional benefits and conditions as required by local and international regulations such as pension schemes, sick leave, maternity leave and so on.

Example:

In the UK all employers must pay into a staff pension scheme.

In many countries the legal minimums still do not provide for a good quality of life so Travelife Members should consider offering at least one benefit above the legal minimum that will improve staff quality of life.

Example:

In countries without free medical care, you could offer discounted medical insurance or vouchers to visit a local clinic.  In countries that already offer strong employee benefits through the local laws, you could offer childcare vouchers or higher pension contributions.