July 18, 2020
The global union movement celebrates Nelson Mandela on the 97th anniversary of his birth. Nelson Mandela International Day was launched in 2009 via unanimous decision of the United Nations General Assembly.
In championing justice, equality and democracy, Mandela made it clear that worker rights are an essential part of achieving those goals. As he said: “The kind of democracy that we all seek to build demands that we deepen and broaden the rights of all citizens. This includes a culture of workers’ rights.”