War on Want supports the World Day for Decent Work

7 October 2016 - 9:00am
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Today is the World Day for Decent Work, an international event that calls on trade unionists, activists and campaigners to fight for decent work. 

Decent work isn't a fantasy. Decent work means a living wage, fair working conditions and the right to join a trade union.

This year, the World Day for Decent Work comes at a critical moment. In the UK we are witnessing an increase in precarious work, such as zero hours contracts, that disproportionately affects both migrant workers and women. It is no coincidence that we have seen a rise in sexist attacks on women’s rights at work as well racist attacks on migrant workers.

War on Want has campaigned in support of the decent work agenda for many years. We have always stood in solidarity with workers around the world facing intimidation and retaliation for organising, or even attempting to organise into trade unions.

Today we wish War on Want partners around the world every success in their ongoing fight for decent work. It is only by protecting the social and labour rights of all workers that we can stop a race to the bottom that makes all of us insecure.

Find out more about our work with trade unions and support our campaign to Stand With Migrant Workers and  End Precarious Contracts

You can find out more about what the fight for decent work means around the world by following #WDDW16

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