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Child labour widespread, hazardous: report

By Adel Fruean 31 October 2021, 9:01PM

Child labour in Samoa is widespread with nearly 15 per cent of children aged between 5 and 17 forced into jobs often in hazardous conditions such as with potential exposure to fumes or working with unsafe machinery.

The figures are contained in a report exclusively obtained by the Samoa Observer, co-authored by the Bureau of Statistics, Pacific Community and United Nations bodies measures Samoa’s progress against sustainable development goals such as ending child labour this decade. 

By Adel Fruean 31 October 2021, 9:01PM

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