Livelihood/Future of Work
Global Commission on the Future of Work
A human-centred agenda needed for a decent future of work
22 January 2019
A Universal Labour Guarantee, social protection from birth to old age and an entitlement to lifelong learning are among ten recommendations made in a landmark report by the ILO’s Global Commission on the Future of Work.
GENEVA (ILO News) – The ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work has called on governments to commit to a set of measures in order to address the challenges caused by unprecedented transformational change in the world of work.
Co-chaired by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Swedish Prime Minister, Stefan Löfven, the commission outlines a vision for a human-centred agenda that is based on investing in people’s capabilities, institutions of work and in decent and sustainable work.
Among the ten recommendations are:
:: A universal labour guarantee that protects fundamental workers’ rights, an adequate living wage, limits on hours of work and safe and healthy workplaces.
:: Guaranteed social protection from birth to old age that supports people’s needs over the life cycle.
:: A universal entitlement to lifelong learning that enables people to skill, reskill and upskill.
:: Managing technological change to boost decent work, including an international governance system for digital labour platforms.
:: Greater investments in the care, green and rural economies.
:: A transformative and measurable agenda for gender equality.
:: Reshaping business incentives to encourage long-term investments.
“Countless opportunities lie ahead to improve the quality of working lives, expand choice, close the gender gap, reverse the damages wreaked by global inequality. Yet none of this will happen by itself. Without decisive action we will be sleepwalking into a world that widens existing inequalities and uncertainties,” the report stresses…