Friday, September 30, 2011

[IWS] ILO: PRECARIOUS EMPLOYMENT: Backgroup Paper: Policies and Regulation to Combat Precarious Employment [28 June 2011]

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Stuart Basefsky
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Backgroup Paper: Policies and Regulation to Combat Precarious Employment [28 June 2011]


[full-text, 51 pages]


One of the most important trends over the past decades is undeniably the growth of insecurity in the world of work. Worldwide, unimaginable numbers of workers suffer from precarious, insecure, uncertain, and unpredictable working conditions.Unemployment figures alone are cause for concern, but even these fail to capture the larger majority of people who work, but who do not have a decent job, with a decent wage, a secure future, social protection, and access to rights. The universality and dimension of the problem call for coordinated and comprehensive action at the international level.


NOTE: The above serves as the background paper for the following symposium


ACTRAV Symposium on Precarious Work (4-7 October, 2011)


Worldwide, millions of workers suffer from precarious working conditions. They work, but lack decent jobs, security, protection and rights. The universality and sheer numerical dimension of the problem call for regulation on the international level. Trade Unions are expecting the ILO to live up to the Organization’s responsibility to address more comprehensively the challenge of widespread precarious employment in the world of work.


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