End Corporate Greed: The World Needs a Pay Rise
Amazon workers call for decent work during UNI Amazon Alliance meeting in Barcelona.
Today, 7th October, marks the 10th anniversary of the World Day for Decent Work (WDDW). Millions of people have taken part in WDDW events since 2008, and this year will also be a day for global mobilisation : all the trade unions in the world are standing up for decent work.
UNI Global Union General Secretary Philip Jennings said, “Decent work is at the heart of the labour movement, it is the cornerstone of collective bargaining and freedom of association. This is a day when we celebrate decent work and renew the struggle to make it happen for workers everywhere.”
Decent work must be at the centre of government actions to bring back economic growth and build a new global economy that puts people first. This year, the global focus is on the world struggle for living minimum wages and a pay rise for all workers. Governments should heed the call from working women and men for decent wages, safe and secure jobs, and an end to greedy corporations setting the rules of the economy. This means ensuring that minimum wage-floors must be enough to ensure a decent standard of living, and that all workers must have the right to join a union and bargain collectively.
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