Capacity building workshop for young leaders on rights at work for young people in China

In order to support member States in the implementation of the "Call for Action" made by the International Labour Conference in June 2012, the ILO developed the training package “Rights@ work 4 youth: Decent
work for young people” that consists of a guide for facilitators and a toolkit providing hands-on examples of rights and entitlements of young workers as well as recruitment practices and workplace situations.

In order to launch this new package, the ILO, in collaboration with the All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU), organised a training workshop in Nanning, China on 3 -4 December. The overall purpose of this training workshop was to strengthen the capacity of trade unions and youth organisations to reach out to young workers with awareness-raising initiatives that aim to improve the conditions of work of young people.
The workshop provided participants with skills and methodologies for conducting training sessions. It enabled them to integrate such events into the activities of their own institutions and, at a later stage, to roll them out to schools and training institutions. Ultimately, the event aimed to provide the ACFTU and All-China Youth Federation with tools and techniques to promote decent work among their respective constituencies.

The workshop was structured around three themes that are key in allowing young people to gain knowledge and understanding of their rights and entitlements in the world of work:
  1. Learning sessions to provide an overview of labour market trends for and conditions of work of young people, key features of employment contracts, and conditions of work and entitlements of young workers.
  2. Development of an action plan to raise awareness on rights and work conditions of young people
  3. Establishment of a network of young leaders to promote decent work for youth and implement awareness-raising training and campaigns