Workers demand new social contract

Tony Akowe reports:

workers participating in the ongoing 108th session of the International Labour Conference (ILC) on the platform of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) are demanding a new social contract from world leaders and employers of labour across the globe.

Led by Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) President Ayuba Wabba, the workers staged a peaceful rally in front of the United Nations (UN) building in Geneva, Switzerland.

They insisted that as the world moves into the digital age and technology threatens job security, workers deserve to get a new social order that will protect them and their jobs across the world.

Wabba, who is also the President of ITUC, said the protest became necessary because workers across the world were not treated with dignity.

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