Social Protection, Freedom and Justice for Workers Network
Mobilizing workers for implementing and extending social protection floors (SPFs)
The Social Protection, Freedom and Justice for Workers Network was initiated in 2017 by the ILO, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and in collaboration with members of the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors. It aims to support workers' organisations in the promotion and defence of the right to social protection.
Building on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 1.3 on the implementation of nationally appropriate social protection systems and floors for all, the network offers a dedicated space where workers’ organisations can build their capacities in two dimensions:
- Advocate for social protection, including improving national social protection systems including floors
- Contribute to the design and implementation of SPFs
- Educate workers' organisations' members and the general public about the importance of social protection systems for all and the SPF approach
- Monitor social protection implementation and administration by holding national governments accountable for the enforcement of the SPF.
- Defend the right to social protection in contexts of austerity and inadequate short-term adjustments by ensuring that any social security reform is done in the context of tripartite dialogue
- Mobilize workers to articulate their voices based on ILO Conventions and Recommendations, to guarantee benefit adequacy, predictability, tripartite governance, and long-term sustainability of social security systems.
Extending social protection to informal workers in the COVID-19 crisis: country responses and policy considerations
Financing gaps in social protection: Global estimates and strategies for developing countries in light of the COVID-19 crisis and beyond
COVID-19 Crisis: Why ILO Social Protection Floors Recommendation (R202) is relevant for Trade Unions?
COVID-19 Crisis: Why ILO Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience Recommendation(R205) is relevant for Trade Unions?
From 'precarious informal employment' to 'protected employment': the 'positive transitioning effect' of trade unions
Guides and manuals
ILO policy resource package Extending social security to workers in the informal economy: Lessons from international experience
La protection sociale: une question de changement social. Vision et stratégies des mouvements sociaux
Social protection tools
Third Annual Meeting of the Social Protection, Freedom and Justice for Workers Network
- 27 November 2019 -
Second Webinar of the Social Protection, Freedom and Justice for Workers Network
- 23 October 2018 -
General Secretary of ITUC