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Green jobs? Decent jobs? Or decent green jobs? Focus is also saying no!

INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION 106th International Labour Conference – Building a future with decent work 2016 Plenary meeting address Kris De Meester Employer delegate Belgium As every year, this conference brings around a variety of topics to discuss. As regards the discussion on labour migration, we want a meaningful global recognition of the positive role of… Read More

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105th INTERNATIONAL LABOUR CONFERENCE 2016: The 19th hole.

Plenary meeting address Kris De Meester Employer delegate Belgium The 19th hole Good morning ladies and gentlemen, dear colleagues. Last year when addressing this plenary I talked in golf terms about bogey and birdie meaning a substandard ILO contribution to decent work in sustainable enterprises or an outstanding approach. When Director-Generals Guy Ryder came to our… Read More

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Crossroads

INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION 103rd ILC – Plenary meeting address – Kris De Meester – Employer delegate Belgium –   Good morning ladies and gentlemen, dear colleagues. While reflecting upon the Director-Generals report and the topics of this conference, there is one word that comes to my mind. That word is crossroads. Many countries, economies, regions… Read More

Haiku time!

International Labour Conference, plenary meeting address Kris De Meester, Employer delegate Belgium Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, dear colleagues. Allow me to share with you some observations, comments and proposals regarding the DG report and the topics of this conference. The topics I will cover in my speech are ‘realities, renewal and tripartite commitment’. I’m sure you… Read More

Start 102de Internationale Arbeids Conferentie

Focus op groene economie, sociale dialoog en de nieuwe demografische context Vandaag is de 102de Internationale Arbeidsconferentie van start gegaan te Genève. Dit is de jaarlijkse bijeenkomst van de Internationale Arbeidsorganisatie (IAO), een gespecialiseerde instelling van de Verenigde Naties. Bijna 5000 vertegenwoordigers van regeringen, werkgevers en vakbonden uit 185 lidstaten bespreken er actuele arbeidskwesties in… Read More