- October 29, 2019
Council adopts Conclusions to set the way to implement the ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work
The EU has set out guidelines to implement the ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work in Member States, promoting a human-centred approach to work.
The European Council adopted on 24 October the conclusions to implement the ILO's Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work, which promotes a human-centred approach to the future of work. This follows the active role the EU played in promoting its adoption at the International Labour Conference.
The conclusions encourage Member States to continue their efforts to ratify and effectively implement ILO Conventions and to step up efforts to promote Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to decent work. In this context the EU supports efforts to formally recognise safe and healthy working conditions as fundamental rights at work.
Many issues covered by the Council conclusions resonate with the European Pillar of Social Rights. These include enhanced labour and social protection, minimum wage, life-long learning and support through transitions, equal opportunities, work–life balance and social, solidarity and care economy.
The Conclusions also touch upon the EU’s work to do, as regards addressing decent work challenges in the new forms of work and new business models, as well as strengthening the institutions of work.
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