The date 7 October was chosen in 2008 by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) to mark the World Day for Decent Work. Since then this day is celebrated in more than 130 countries worldwide. The term “decent work” was introduced by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and has become a focus of the industrial relations.
On this date millions of trade unionists bring together their actions and efforts to achieve a fair income, security in the workplace and social protection for their families.
The topics on which the trade union movement puts particular emphasis on the World Day for Decent Work since its inauguration in 2008, are burning and universal: migration, discrimination, gender equality, forced labour, core labour standards, the right to collective bargaining and freedom of association, the informal economy, the issues of climate change and green jobs, health and safety, social protection, social dialogue and many others. This year the focus is on the ITUC initiative “END CORPORATE GREED”.
It has already become a tradition in the days around 7 October each year for the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) to hold its Inland Transport Action Week and to commemorate the World Day for Decent Work with various initiatives.
Here you can see what FTTUB did to celebrate the date.