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World unions march to UN for a fair social contract

Unions, including global unions and IndustriALL affiliates from the CGT and FO in France, CGIL in Italy and the KMWU in Korea, marched through Geneva calling for a new social contract.

The challenges facing workers include the urgent need to take action on climate change, Industry 4.0 and growing precarity. A new social contract must take Just Transition and the future of work into account.

Unions are calling for an ILO that is fit for the 21st century, with a universal labour guarantee that provides all working people with the core rights of the ILO fundamental principles:

  • Freedom from child and forced labour
  • Freedom from discrimination at work
  • Freedom of association and collective bargaining
  • The right to: a living wage, health and safety at work, and control over working time.


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