Article of the Day- The World Day for Decent Work, 2018


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October 7, is the World Day for Decent Work. During that day trade unions, union federations and other workers associations develop their actions to promote the idea of Decent Work. Actions vary from street demonstrations to music events or conferences held in many countries. Theme of World Day for Decent Work 2018: “Change the Rules”.

What is decent work?
According to the ILO, decent work sums up the aspirations all people have for their working lives. This includes a fair income with security and social protection, basic rights, equality of opportunity and treatment, prospects for personal development and the chance for recognition and to have one’s voice heard.
Decent work was included into the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development adopted in September 2015 at the United Nations Summit on Sustainable Development. The Agenda 2030 is combined of 17 sustainable development goals, the 8th of which is to promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all. The progress towards sustainable development goals is monitored by selected indicators relevant in Slovenian and European context.

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