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'The primary goal of the ILO today is to promote opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work, in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity.' - Juan Somavia, ILO General Director Trouble is, it's difficult to define 'decent work' in a way that's equally meaningful from Australia to Zimbabwe. Based on the ILO's explanations, we've derived a simple set of questions. If you can tick EVERY box below except the first one (which is optional), then you can say you have 'decent work' by international standards.
A television ad playing in Michigan this September seemed innocent enough: an adorable little girl in braids, a schoolroom filled to the brim with the latest, colorful learning aids and enthusiastic students eager to learn. But wait, the pigtailed girl is giving a report on union malfeasance . The teacher appears shocked to hear that her union dues support worker-friendly political candidates. Seriously? The nationwide arrival of commercials like this one - often accompanied by full-page newspaper and radio ads - should raise eyebrows. This ... Read More
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