ACTRAV Symposium on Precarious Work

Press release | Genève | 07 October 2011

Geneva, 7 October 2011 (ACTRAV INFO)-From 4 to 7 October 2011, the ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) held an international symposium on policies and regulations to combat precarious employment.

Several key figures in the trade union world, including the General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Sharan Burrow, and the Worker Vice-Chairperson of the ILO’s Governing Body, Luc Cortebeeck, took part in the symposium, which focused on six goals:

To analyse the economic drivers that have perpetuated precarious work
To identify the legislative gaps and weaknesses that allow precarious work
To clarify the relationship between trade union rights and precarious work
To exchange strategies and approaches to combating precarious work
To identify key areas of intervention, in practice, law and policy, to combat precarious work both nationally and internationally
To develop a common agenda to combat precarious work

The international symposium provided a platform for trade union leaders and experts from 50 countries to attempt to collaboratively create a pathway to a world where decent work is no longer a goal, but a reality.

For more information, see ACTRAV Symposium on Precarious Work (4-7 October, 2011)