ILO Experts Meeting on Unions’ Action to Promote Decent Work for Persons with Disabilities

Date: 
15 May, 2017
Time: 
09.00 - 17.00
Location: 
Geneva, Switzerland
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PSI will be participating in this ILO conference on "Decent Work for Persons with Disabilities". The conference aims to disseminate research and raise awareness on inclusion of persons with disabilities and the relation between this and decent work. The conference will be looking to identify ways forward for both trade unions and the ILO itself.

The conference will also closely engage the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and Global Union Federations in design and execution.

PSI is working closely with the ILO on this issue and organised a meeting, last December, in partnership with the ILO to explore the issue of workers with disabilities with a special focus on the role of the public sector and public services.

Specifically, the objectives of this conference are to:

  • Promote and develop trade union alliances and partnerships to guide further actions to implement decent work for PWD;
  • Disseminate research and demonstrate practical strategies and actions that trade unions can take on inclusion of disability and decent work for all;
  • Identify actions for ACTRAV and ILO on further supporting trade union action on disability and decent work

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