The global labour crisis: Towards a healthy and sound labour market
Labour markets in both advanced and developing economies are in crisis, with unemployment being among the most serious consequences. Jobs are the central vehicle to sustainably lifting millions out of poverty and the base of a nation’s development. The social implications of the crisis in the labour market are severe. Jobs provide people with a sense of identity and human dignity and connect women and men to the broader society, thereby empowering them to actively participate in society.
In cooperation with CNV and the Worldconnectors Working Group on Labour, SID NL started a series of roundtable discussions aimed to suggest policy recommendations to reverse the consequences of the ‘global labour crisis’. Highlights, conclusions and recommendations of these roundtables will be summarised in a discussion paper. This discussion paper will lay the foundation of the international conference organised later this year.