7 October 2018 - World Day for Decent Work 2018, change the rules - 23% Gender Pay Gap
The global union movement will use this year’s World Day to highlight the deeply entrenched injustice of the global economic system alongside shrinking democratic space and deteriorating labour rights in many countries on 7 October 2018. Inequalities are rising while power gets concentrated in the hand of fewer corporations. The gender pay gap remains high while many workers life in conditions of modern slavery. In case your union is organising actions and activities let us know.
As the presidential election in Brazil is taking place on 7 October, unions will be stepping up the demand for former President Lula to be released from prison. Lula was unjustly sentenced to a 12-year prison sentence and, while he was by far the most popular candidate, prevented from standing in the election.
For more information:
- Critical UNCTAD Trade and Development report 2018 underlines concentration of power and the lack of addressing inequalities causing problems.
- ETUC demands on EU to change the rules