Luxembourg: Workers’ Academic Symposium Dedicated to 100th ILC Session

Press release | 24 May 2011

Luxembourg, 24 May 2011 (ACTRAV INFO) – The Director of the Bureau for Workers’ Activities, Dan Cunniah, took part in the Luxembourg wage-earners’ academic symposium dedicated to the 100th Session of the International Labour Conference, which will be held in Geneva on 1-17 June 2011.

On behalf of ILO Director-General Juan Somavia, the ACTRAV Director emphasized the challenges facing the International Labour Organization, notably the promotion of decent work, the promotion and ratification of international labour standards and the fight against precarious work.

“The great challenge for the ILO in the course of this century,” he said, “will be to tackle the precarization of work. If it is not dealt with, stamped out or regulated, this precarization of employment, as regards the length of the labour contract and the nature of the employment relationship, could not only lead to uncertainty about the future, exclusion from the exercise of certain rights or even situations of exploitation, it could also sow the seeds of tomorrow’s disputes.”

Note: On 4-7 October 2011, the Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) will be holding a symposium on policies and regulations designed to combat precarious work.