Work for a brighter future. Global Commission on the Future of Work Report

The Global Commission on the Future of Work began its work in October 2017 at the invitation of the Director-General of the ILO. It met four times during the following year, the last meeting taking place in November 2018. It has been an ongoing conversation about all aspects of the world of work, identifying key challenges and opportunities and trying to come up with recommendations for action by all stakeholders, including governments, employers and unions. The membership of the Commission is a remarkable concert of accomplished individuals from all over the world, from different sectors and backgrounds and with different experiences and perspectives.

The commission report outlines a vision for a human-centred agenda that is based on investing in people’s capabilities, institutions of work and in decent and sustainable work. 

Among the ten recommendations are: 

  • A universal labour guarantee that protects fundamental workers’ rights, an adequate living wage, limits on hours of work and safe and healthy workplaces.
  • Guaranteed social protection from birth to old age that supports people’s needs over the life cycle.
  • A universal entitlement to lifelong learning that enables people to skill, reskill and upskill.
  • Managing technological change to boost decent work, including an international governance system for digital labour platforms.
  • Greater investments in the care, green and rural economies.
  • A transformative and measurable agenda for gender equality.
  • Reshaping business incentives to encourage long-term investments.

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