Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization
To mark this year’s World Day for Decent Work, trade unions have chosen the theme of climate change, urging governments to move now to create prosperity for all on a sustainable planet. This focus comes in the wake of the UN Climate Change Summit last month, where again and again, I heard political and business leaders issuing a similar call and making the link between decent jobs and sustainability.
We inhabit a time marked by the highest levels of inequality in living memory. Growing job insecurity is a reality for many, especially the world’s 1.2 billion working poor. Climate change is destroying jobs and livelihoods in every corner of the planet.
By Iselin Danbolt, Brand Management and Marketing Officer, Department of Communication and Public Information
With trepidation I stepped on a plane to Hollywood to meet with – let’s face it – some of the world’s most famous workers in their natural habitat. We live in a world where we are infinitely fascinated by celebrities. Who wears what, who has had cosmetic surgery and who’s dating who are questions you will often find people discussing. I can’t judge, as I am also one of them.
And although I would love to share more details in response to the questions above, I was more interested in finding out about what the industry thought about the ILO. Continue reading