Justice at work revolves around key principles such as productivity, fair pay, social protection and social dialogue.
Recently we’re seeing reports that the global unemployment rate has been stabilising, however there’s still a lot of collective work to be done: predictions suggest that unemployment and decent work deficits will stay at persistently high levels in many parts of the world. It’s also worth knowing that a third of the economically active population is employed in the agricultural sector. There are currently more than 570 million farms in the world, many of them small or very small and are run by individuals or families: it’s interesting to see how many of these issues around obtaining justice at work are intertwined with our food security field of action.
There are stories of progress, but we need to continue to move in the right direction: global poverty reduction is expected to remain strong in 2017 however it’s still not fast enough to mean that poverty is eradicated by 2030.
In terms of gender equality at work, it will take 170 years to close the gender pay gap around the world completely, but there is positive change happening: there’s a growing pressure for companies to be transparent about what they are paying their employees and women are finally starting to have those difficult conversations.
Here’s some of our latest projects, actions and news from across our network under our justice at work fields of action. We bring together corporations, philanthropists, investors and engaged citizens to co-create new solutions through engaging projects, collective actions and showcasing inspiring and thought – provoking initiatives for change.