The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) supports its federation, the Congress of South African Trade Unions’ (COSATU) various planned nationwide demonstrations across the country on Friday, 06 October 2023 to mark the World Day for Decent Work which is a Section 77 protected National Action that forms part of its International Day of Decent Work Day.
Decent work is important for workers in South Africa who experience often horrific working conditions. COSATU and its Affiliates continue to wage various campaigns to translate the objectives of Decent Work into a lived reality.
It is aimed at fighting the scourge of high levels of exploitation, violation of workers’ rights and the fight for decent work for all.
We encourage our members who are not on duty at the time to participate in the planned activities and exercise their right to demand that employers and policymakers respect labour laws and take seriously the calls for decent work.
Decent work sums up the aspirations of people in their working lives. It involves opportunities for work that is productive and delivers a fair income, security in the workplace and social protection for families, better prospects for personal development and social integration, freedom for people to express their concerns, organize and participate in the decisions that affect
their lives and equality of opportunity and treatment for all men and women.
With decent work, everyone wins – workers, businesses and the economy. Evidence shows that decent work is the only sustainable way to accelerate the growth of production and employment to increase the pace of poverty reduction and to build genuine democracy and social cohesion.
As we join millions of workers across the globe in recognising this day for decent work, we find it equally important that such jobs and working conditions should be founded on the principles of freedom for people to express their concerns, organise and participate in the decisions that affect their lives, and accord equal opportunities and treatment to both working men and women alike.
Issued by POPCRU on 04/10/2023
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