October 7: World Day for Decent Work

Brussels, 12 September 2013 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has today launched a special website for this year’s October 7 World Day for Decent Work (WDDW). Trade unions and other groups holding events on the day can use the site to download WDDW materials, get updates and upload information about their October 7 plans as well as live updates, photos and videos during the events themselves. Momentum is building for this year’s WDDW, with the ITUC Regional Organisation for the Americas, TUCA, already calling on all its affiliates to mobilise under this year’s theme "Building Workers’ Power".

Sharan Burrow, ITUC General Secretary, said "The World Day for Decent Work is a day when working people, their unions and their supporters across the world mobilise for decent jobs for all with respect for workers’ rights. We are aiming to exceed last year’s total of 424 events in 74 different countries and press home the demands of working people and their families to governments, employers and the international institutions."

Website for WDDW: http://2013.wddw.org/english/home/

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