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“Decent Work: the creation of decent jobs, rights at work, social protection and social dialogue”

duration: 5 years (From 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2026)
budget: not communicated

Through its 5-year program, MSI aims to strengthen the trade union and organizational capacities of the CSB to achieve representation of vulnerable workers, particularly in the informal economy. Social dialogue is the essential vector (means and objective) to ensure the transition from the informal economy to the formal economy – Recommendation 204 of the ILO and to obtain decent working conditions. The strengthening and development of the capacities of the informal sectoral federations of the CBS serves the conditions for effective, representative and contributory social dialogue, as well as representativeness in consultation forums.
At the national level, the CSB will put on the agenda of the High Council for Social Dialogue the revision of the guaranteed interprofessional minimum wage, social protection, health and safety at work, and gender-based violence. With a strong presence of women in a precarious economy, the CSB will develop their trade union capacity but also will take care to fight against all the violence that women suffer through the establishment of prevention mechanisms and the campaign to ratify Convention 190 of the ILO.
In the workplace, CBS will negotiate the introduction of OSH measures, GBV prevention policies and climate change mitigation/adaptation measures.
And finally at the continental and international level, CBS will participate in good practice, peer-to-peer and triangular exchanges with other organizations.

CBS has enhanced social dialogue (SDG 16.7) as a right and instrument of governance for all precarious workers in the formal and informal economy, contributing to a just transition from the informal economy to the formal economy, (ILO Recommendation 204, SDG 8.3, 8.5, 8.8) paying attention to gender and age equality (SDG 5.1 & 5.2), and the environment (SDG 13.2)

Type of activities
Training, awareness, consultations, cooperative creation