CESI: International Decent Work Day 2018
October 7, 2018 was the World Day for Decent Work (WDDW).
It is a day during which the principles laid down in the UN’s International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) should be brought to the front line of our agendas.
In light of the 20 principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights, solemnly proclaimed by the Council of the EU, the European Parliament and the Commission on November 17 2017, the need to ‘deliver’ “fair working conditions” is more urgent than ever.
CESI has continuously and consequently ‘seized’ these principles – through a plethora or advocacy initiatives, projects and conferences on core labour rights, adequate social protection and effective interest representation for all workers. According to CESI all workers count, and in the EU’s common market a basic level-playing field in employment and social affairs is essential to prevent competition and race-to-the-bottoms between Member States at the expense of workers. European minimum standards should apply for everyone, be it on information and consultation rights, posting conditions, paternity leave rights or working time.
This ‘seizure’ is part of CESI’s daily work. Not only today. Because decent work is a human right.
More information can be found here.