Quality public services are essential to maintaining and improving the standard of living. The most optimal way to secure the quality is to improve governance and transparency through social dialogue. In particular, autonomous industrial relations to determine decent working conditions for public employees play a crucial role.
However, fundamental workers’ rights for public employees, including the right to collective bargaining, are restricted in Japan as a peculiar case over the world. Turning eyes to overseas, there are cases of threatening decent work for public employees, for example, by reduction of public expenditures at the request of austerity policy and/or, privatization under the name of structural reform.
RENGO will organise an international symposium for the purpose of getting an overview of the application of international standards relevant to public employees in Japan and overseas as well as at discussing the role of trade unions in ensuring quality public services.
|Date & Time||Tuesday, 24 February 2015 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.|
|Venue||THE GRAND HALL (Shinagawa Grand Central Tower, 2-16-4 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo)|
|Language||English and Japanese – Simultaneous interpretation|
|Registration||Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating your name, organization and contact details, before 13 February 2015. Registration is free.|
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