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World Day for Decent Work

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… is today. Trade union organisations around the world are organising events and initiatives publicising the themes of the day. Tonight, at Congress House, Linton Kwesi Johnson and Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze are joining TUC Deputy General Secretary Frances O’Grady for a night of rhyme, rhythm and reason (and food)

WDDW is an initiative of the International Trade Union Confederation, the global confederation of trade union organisations. Decent work issues encompass, amongst others at the global level, migration; discrimination; equality; forced labour; human trafficking; child labour; other core labour standards such as the right to bargain collectively and the freedom to organise; freedom of expression; laws and agreements; the informal economy; climate issues (green jobs); health and safety; social protection; poverty and food crisis; and social dialogue.

More broadly, the context for WDDW is the threat to the jobs and futures of people everywhere as a result of the economic and employment crisis, and their background in decades of deregulation and in the greed and excess of a tiny minority which have pushed the world into the deepest recession since the 1930s. Decent work must be at the centre of government actions to bring back economic growth and fundamentally to reform the global economy so that it puts people first.

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Written by Calvin

07/10/2009 at 10:51 am

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