ILO Guidelines on the Promotion of Decent Work and Road Safety in the Transport Sector: ITF Brief for Trade Unions
26 May 2021
In September 2019, a meeting of tripartite experts met at the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to adopt Guidelines on the Promotion of Decent Work and Road Safety in the Transport Sector (hereafter referred to as the Guidelines).
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) led the workers’ group delegation for this meeting, which involved a week of negotiations with employers’ and governments’ representatives. The result was tripartite agreement on the Guidelines, which contain a wide range of recommendations on ‘best practice in road safety,’ with the stated objective of “protect the community and road transport workers from all health and safety hazards and promoting safe and fair remuneration."
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