World Day for Decent Work takes place on Thursday October 7th.
The Decent Work Agenda means achieving fundamental principles and rights at work, promoting greater employment and income opportunities for both women and men, extending social protection and promoting social dialogue - and campaigners will be calling for these issues to be made a priority as the world seeks to deal with the current economic crisis.
This year, the organisers of World Day for Decent Work are stressing three key messages:
- Growth and decent jobs, not austerity, are essential to beating the crisis and ending poverty;
- Quality public services are essential for a decent life and must not be slashed in the name of fiscal consolidation; and,
- The financial sector must pay for the damage it has caused and be made to serve the real economy and real human needs.
To find out about Decent Work events taking place near you visit the WDDW website which features over 220 events taking place worldwide.