Employment Task Force

Eng.Sami Alharbi

Eng.Sami Alharbi

Task Force Leader

L20 Policy Adviser and Consultant of the National Committee for Workers’ Committees

Description

This task force raises many issues regarding the quantity of jobs (both unemployment and underemployment); the quality of work (decent work, wages and access to social protection); and the effects on specific groups including women and youth, who are more vulnerable to adverse labor market outcomes.

This task force engages employers, workers, key actors from civil society at all stages of national and local response and decision-makers, with a guarantee to include women at all levels of such social dialogues and decision-making process.

This task force advocates increasing demand (the key contributor to job creation) and the role of public policy in creating jobs in public services, infrastructure and other economic activity.

Taskforce PriorityTaskforce Policy Recommendations
Addressing income inequality with minimum wages and collective bargaining, respect for labor rights, and social protection, including a Global Social Protection Fund.Employment Action Plans and the continuation of the ILO Global Jobs Pact to increase the recovery prospects in the pandemic.
Guaranteeing all ILO Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.Redesigning the economy to achieve resilience and sustainability.
Promote social dialogue for social cohesion and democracy.Using industrial policy for decent work, greening the economy, achieving the SDGs and building resilience.
Build up capacity for industrial policy and balanced growth policies.Employment Action Plans to increase the recovery prospects during and post the pandemic.
Increase income distribution and build on the work of the sub-group on labor income share.Recognize the valuable contribution and commitment of essential workers and protect them with higher wages, a safe working environment.
Ensure incentives and counterincentives for the mobilization of private capital and promote patient investment as well as investment in productive sectors (in contrast to speculative financial flows).Extend paid sick-leave and other leave entitlements to all workers during the pandemic.
Ensure the right to social protection and establish a Global Funding for social protection.Provide mortgage, rent, and loan relief for all workers during the pandemic.
Realize equal treatment in employment.Increase protection and assistance for persons with disabilities whose access to medical services is affected by the pandemic.
Extend legal protections to informal workers, as a first step regulate for all workers the labor protection floor embedded in the ILO Centenary Declaration.
Develop further the G20 work stream on workers’ rights in global supply chains including with mandatory human rights due diligence.
Exploring Behavioral Insights application for robust labor market policies.
Closing the gender pay gap together with measures to increase women’s labor market participation.

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