The clock is ticking
for a new social contract

#Timefor8

The clock is ticking for a New Social Contract

Covid-19 has triggered an extraordinary wave of destruction across the world of labour. Over five hundred million jobs have been destroyed thus far and more than 1.6 billion informal workers are facing deprivation without any social protection to fall back on.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs SDGs The Sustainable Development Goals were one of the outcomes of the Rio+20 Conference. The members States launched a new set of future international development goals, which will build upon the Millennium Development Goals and converge with the post-2015 development agenda. ) are relevant today more than ever. They provide the vision and show the path towards resilient economies and inclusive and just societies. Recovery measures and investments must be in line with the SDGs SDGs The Sustainable Development Goals were one of the outcomes of the Rio+20 Conference. The members States launched a new set of future international development goals, which will build upon the Millennium Development Goals and converge with the post-2015 development agenda. to be lasting.

SDG 8 is key to address the social and economic impacts of the Covid-19 crisis. Through its targets on workers protection, decent work, social protection and on inclusive growth, Goal 8 drives the 2030 Agenda forward and plays a fundamental role in trade unions’ call for a New Social Contract on: (1) Jobs, creation of decent, climate-friendly jobs with Just Transition; (2) Rights for all workers; (3) Universal social protection for all; (4) Equality, end of all discriminations, and (5) Inclusion, ensuring development systems that empowers developing countries.

#Timefor8. The clock is ticking for a New Social Contract.