First published on the ILO website
Working Paper is based on the ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work, 2019, which calls on the ILO to direct its efforts to “developing and enhancing social protection systems, which are adequate, sustainable and adapted to developments in the world of work.”
In particular, the paper reviews policy and legal frameworks in selected countries that have pursued specific solutions to extend social security in the creative and culture sector, in order to identify entry points and mechanisms for expanding coverage.
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This ILO brief highlights the impact of COVID-19 on the media and culture sector, hit hard by unemployment and closed productions.
It analyses how the sector’s diversity in terms of contract types and occupations creates challenges in accessing social protection, safety and health, and economic relief programmes.
The brief also offers policy options, drawing from countries’ examples and initiatives from workers’ and employers’ organizations, to mitigate the economic impact of the pandemic on the sector.
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IAEA was represented by its President, John Smith, at an ILO tripartite Meeting of Experts on non-standard forms of employment. Conclusions agree to strengthen the ILO’s responses to precarious work.
Global Dialogue Forum on the working relationship in the Media and Culture sector held at the ILO headquarters in May 2014, a Committee of Experts representing employers, governments and workers met in Geneva on 16-19 February 2015 to debate how the ILO should respond to the threats to workers’ rights brought about by the expansion of precarious work. Read full post