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New trade union perspectives on education and work

Statement from the Group of Workers at 42nd Technical Committee Meeting of ILO/Cinterfor

  • New trade union perspectives on education and work

Within the framework of the 42nd Technical Committee Meeting of ILO/Cinterfor, which was carried out between 13 and 15 May 2015 in Buenos Aires, the Group of Workers from Latin America and the Caribbean - concerned about the need to promote the participation of the trade union movement in the discussion, design and implementation of training policies and actions- set the Declaration on Trade Union perspectives on education, Union training and professional training into consideration of the representatives of workers from over a dozen countries. 
The statement is about the relationship between Education and Work with a more comprehensive approach, which includes the four strategic axes of decent work. It also shows the need for education and training be comprehensive and lifelong, integrating formal education and professional, Trade Union and for citizenship training.
The statement expresses the need to address the context of the relationship between education and work under the concept of sustainable and human development so that the principles of equality, equity and participation, as well as the values of solidarity and social justice are applied.

It is also proposed the promotion of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) normative heritage, which today, more than ever before, we must give it a presence, since it responds to the vision that actors of labour have agreed throughout its history.

Countries must have a public professional training system funded with progressive tax policies and with the contribution of the actors of the world of work to facilitate access to all people, highlighting that priorities are to develop strategies in order to include the most disadvantaged groups.

This consensual Public Statement had the support and coordination of the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA) and was introduced in the event by Amanda Villatoro who is the responsible for TUCA educational policies.

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