October 7 Decent Work Day
“Every year on October 7th the world celebrates the United Nations standard for Decent Work. On this date (and often throughout the first week of October) trade unions and progressive public policy advocates rally throughout the province to raise public awareness to the poor working conditions plaguing modern workplaces. However, in recent years, employers in the nonprofit sector, like the Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN) or the Ottawa Art Gallery, have joined the celebration to champion Decent Work. Decent Work – as it turns out – has become a mutual concern for both workers and employers.”
Read more about World Day for Decent Work through this blog post by Ryan Johnston.
Ryan is a human resource and labour relations strategist and a 2018 MBA graduate from Wilfrid Laurier’s Lazaridis School of Business and Economics. In 2017, he completed a Masters in Work and Society from McMaster University and the DeGroote School of Business. His research has focused on contemporary issues in strategic human resource management, organizational leadership/governance, employee voice systems, and Anglo-American labour relations history. Ryan has professional experience managing unionized workforces and has enjoyed a successful account management career (5+ years).
Learn more about:
- Living Wage
- Guelph and Wellington Taskforce for Poverty Elimination
- Ontario Nonprofit Network Decent Work