Globalising Decent Work Decent Life - Public Debate
Around 100 people attended the two-day public debate on Decent Work organised by SOLIDAR on 15-16 September at the European Parliament in Brussels. SOLIDAR Global Network partner organisations from South Africa (LRS), India (SEWA), Peru (PLADES), and the Philippines (LEARN) took part in the debate bringing visions and ideas from the Global South to a debate often criticised to be a Northern-driven agenda.
The debate - organised within the framework of the EU funded Jobs Jobs Jobs project - opened on Monday 15 with International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) Secretary General, Guy Ryder, the Chair of the Global Progressive Forum (GPF), Josep Borrell and SOLIDAR Secretary General, Conny Reuter, who underlined "the importance of this coalition in promoting Decent Work Decent Life in the North and the South based on a partnership between unions and NGOs". The debate closed on Tuesday 16 with a Round Table discussion on 'the impact of Chinese investments in Africa and Latin America' hosted by Ana Gomes MEP, EP reporter on that very topic.
A full report of the two days will be available by the end of the year.