Engagement with sustainability at the International Labour Organization and wider implications for collective worker voice

Tonia A Novitz*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Sustainability objectives have been recognised at the International Labour Organization (ILO) primarily in terms of the impact of environmental protection in the form of “just transitions” and “green jobs” initiatives. Arguably, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) now offer richer scope for ILO engagement with social sustainability. This can be attributed to the prominent recognition of “decent work” in SDG 8 and the need for “responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels” in target SDG 16.7. This article considers how collective worker voice could be further promoted by the ILO in the context of debates over a sustainable “future of work”, with reference to who is given voice and how it is exercised.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)463 - 482
JournalInternational Labour Review
Volume159 (2020)
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sep 2020
EventTransnational Futures of Labour Law - McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Duration: 11 Apr 201911 Apr 2019
https://www.mcgill.ca/lldrl/what-we-teach/tfill

Structured keywords

  • Perspectives on Work
  • LAW Centre for Law at Work
  • LAW Centre for Global Law and Innovation

Keywords

  • sustainable development
  • environmental protection
  • social sustainability
  • workers’ participation
  • SDG
  • role of ILO

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