Thursday, 17 January 2008

Sign the petition to support the trade union campaign for decent work

"Half of the world’s workforce earns less than $US2 a day. 12.3 million women and men work in slavery. 200 million children under the age of 15 work instead of going to school. 2.2 million people die due to work-related accidents and diseases every year."
You can support the international trade unions campaign for decent work by signing the online petition.
This has also been an area where the WCC and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have worked together in past years. There's an interesting review here of a book editedby Dominique Peccoud offering spiritual and philosophical reflections on decent work. Some excerpts from the book can be found here on the YMCA website.
It is good to see international organizations working together on this essential issue.