TUCP holds "Decent Work through Global Jobs, Social Protection Floor" workshop

The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) and the Workers Development Foundation Inc. (WDFI) with assistance from the International Trade Union Confederation-Asia Pacific (ITUC-AP) through the ITUC-AP Youth Committee will hold a workshop on "Advancing Decent Work through the Global Jobs Pact and the Social Protection Floor" on Dec. 11-12, 2010 at Eurotel North Edsa, Quezon City.

Former Senator and TUCP Gen. Sec. Dr. Ernesto Herrera, in a written statement, said the two-day program is part of a series of capacity building programs designed for TUCP affiliates' youth officers/members and partners' youth advocates to provide them with information on national, regional and international developments in the field of labor including the country's progress and the roles of unions in achieving the goals of decent work through green jobs, the Global Jobs Pact and the Social Protection Floor, among others.

Specifically, the conference aims to provide youth officers/members and advocates with global and national perspectives on Decent Work; review the implementation of the Philippine Decent Work Common Agenda; identify trade union actions to accelerate achievement of Decent Work vis-à-vis Medium Development Goals 1B: Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people, including monitoring and research tools; and design actions plans to operationalize unions' contributions in realizing the goals of decent work.

Some 25 youth officers/members and youth advocates from TUCP's affiliates and partners throughout the country are expected to attend this activity. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)

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