Social security for all: Trade union policies

This issue of Labour Education 2006/4 No. 145 focuses on unions and their role in developing social security policies, particularly protecting and reforming national pension systems. Included are several country studies by union activists which describe the reforms, challenges and union campaigns surrounding pension systems in their countries. The context for these country studies and the other articles in this issue is the joint ILO, European Commission and Government of Portugal World Conference“Social protection and inclusion: Converging efforts from a global perspective”, held in Lisbon in October 2006.