World Day for Decent Work - October 2011

All about the World Day for Decent Work on October 7 2011, Fighting for Decent Work, International Calls for Decent Work, Events across the Globe for Decent Work and more on Mywage South Africa

The fourth global World Day for Decent Work is happening on October 7. The event will feature over 400 actions across more than 70 countries, with a focus on tackling "precarious work" – casual, temporary and insecure jobs, that often have little legal protection.

Internationally, there is unprecedented public demand for decent jobs, and pressure is mounting on banks and the finance industry. International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) General Secretary Sharan Burrow says: "More than 200 million people worldwide are unemployed according to official figures, and hundreds of millions more lack decent, secure jobs.

"People’s rights at work are under attack as never before, and governments lack the vision and commitment to fix a global economy which is failing working people."

Global events

Today’s events include some 50 activities across Japan, with marches, conferences and youth meetings in several African countries and meetings and mobilisations throughout Russia and Ukraine. A series of activities in Latin America includes initiatives by trade unions in Peru and Chile to get official government recognition of the World Day for Decent Work.

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