Workers’ Rights. Every
grown-up has the right to do a job, to a fair wage for their work, and
to join a trade union."
Now read the short story about this important human right.
wants very much to get a job. He wants to earn money so that he can buy
parents do not want him to get a job. They say they want him to focus
on school. Terry knows that school is important, but he also really
wants that car.
Terry does not tell them, but he applies for a job at a grocery store,
and he gets the job.
waits until dinner to tell them the good news. They are not exactly
excited. Then Terry explains to them that he still cares about school,
but that he also wants to work. He tells them that he is an adult and
that he has the right to work and to earn money of his own.
Finally, Terry's parents agree to support him as he goes to work for
the first time.
does very well at his new job at the grocery store. Within a few
months, he is able to buy a car of his own! And when he drives it up
his parents' driveway, they are quite proud of him.