Protection of Wages Convention, 1949

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Protection of Wages Convention, 1949
ILO Convention
Date of adoptionJuly 1, 1949
Date in forceSeptember 24, 1952
ClassificationProtection of Wages
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The Protection of Wages Convention, 1949 is an International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention.

It was established in 1949, with the preamble stating:

Having decided upon the adoption of certain proposals concerning the protection of wages,...[1]

This convention is referred to in the preamble to the Abolition of Forced Labour Convention of 1957.


The convention was subsequently revised by Convention C173, Protection of Workers' Claims (Employer's Insolvency) Convention, 1992.


As of 2015, the convention had been ratified by 98 states. Subsequent to ratification, one state, the United Kingdom, renounced the treaty on 16 September 1983.[2]


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