End corporate greed and ensure secure workplaces where rights are respected

The quest of business for profit at all costs triggers exploitative labour practices that include labour rights violations and unsafe working conditions. It’s time to end corporate greed and implement a labour protection floor for all workers (ILO Centenary Declaration). Labour rights need to be part and parcel of recovery strategies. Governments and employers must adopt and implement occupational health and safety standards and recognise them as fundamental rights. Corporations must be held to account by mandated due diligence, and there must be grievance procedures to effect remedy for violations.

A rights-based recovery requires a labour protection floor for all, along with the recognition of occupational health and safety as a fundamental right. It also requires mandated due diligence for corporate accountability!