Workers Form Unions to Achieve Decent Work

Each October 7, unions and their members around the world mark World Day for Decent Work with rallies, discussions and petitions to highlight the point that not every job is a “good job.”

Decent work means employment that provides living wages in workplaces that are safe and healthy. Decent work is about fairness on the job and social protections for workers when they are sick, injured or retire.

Working people time and again have proven that when they are free to form and join unions and bargain for better working conditions, they can achieve decent work and so improve their lives and benefit their families and communities.

The Solidarity Center works around the world with unions and other allies to empower workers to collectively achieve decent work—and here are some of their stories.