EU Sources - World social protection report - December 31, 2017

The ILO published its flagship report. The report reconfirms that policy areas particularly relevant to income security include labour market and employment policies, employment protection, wages (including minimum wages) and collective bargaining, and active labour market policies. According to the report, there is enough evidence that many of the current labour reforms (downwards revising of the minimum wage, limiting salary adjustments to cost-of-living benchmarks, decentralising and weakening collective bargaining, easing retrenchment and flexibilising employment protection procedures) will not generate decent jobs. On the contrary, in a context of economic contraction they are likely to generate labour market ‘precarisation’, depress domestic incomes and ultimately hinder recovery efforts.

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