At this stage of the fight for the ILO Convention campaign, we have a real opportunity to provide evidence for the need of a strong and binding instrument which recognises women transport workers as high risk. In April 2017, the ILO will circulate a questionnaire to governments, employer organisations and trade union national centres to gather vital evidence which will affect what a potential instrument could look like.
There will be strong contributions sectors such as government, teaching and healthcare, where women work in numbers, so we need to ensure the voices of women transport workers are included in the response of the questionnaire. You can make sure this happens in your country or other countries where you have connections! Here is Chidi King, the Equality Director from the ITUC, talking about how sector specific unions should work with their national centres to prepare responses.
The ITUC will be supporting their affiliated national centres to complete the questionnaire by preparing guide answers and we will be sharing these guide responses with our networks when they become available.
Worker stories and employer policies will be helpful for governments and workers responding to the questionnaire – and crucial for the discussion itself. ITF Women are working across ITF sections and regions to support our affiliates to contribute to this important body of evidence.
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