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World unions march to UN for a fair social contract

19 June, 2019On the 100th anniversary of the International Labour Organization, unions from around the world who are attending the International Labour Conference marched to the Broken Chair at the UN office in Geneva to call for a fair social contract for the 21st century.


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.