World Day for Decent Work

Statement by ILO Director-General Juan Somavia on the occasion of World Day for Decent Work

"Hard won rights at work must be at the heart of the 21st century struggles for social justice and a fair globalization," says ILO Director-General Juan Somavia on the occasion of October 7, the World Day for Decent Work.

Date issued: 01 October 2008 | Size/duration: 00:00:56 (3.53 MB)

Transcript:

Dear friends

Congratulations for this great ITUC initiative to have a World Day for Decent Work.

Your worldwide celebration expresses a universal aspiration for the dignity of decent work.

Your tenacity has helped it to become a global goal.

And now you are creating the movement to make this global demand a national reality.

Your solidarity, your free and strong trade unions are indispensable to get there.

Hard won rights at work must be at the heart of the 21st century struggles for social justice and a fair globalization.

The ILO stands firmly with you in the Decent Work movement for a better life and a better world.