A new tool for tourism workers: ILO Guidelines on Decent Work and Socially Responsible Tourism
Tourism is widely cited as a growth driver for developing countries, a source of job creation and a pathway to the labour market for young workers. What is always unsaid is that too often workers in the industry are denied the basic human rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining.
The Guidelines on Decent Work and Socially Responsible Tourism adopted during the Meeting of Experts organized by the ILO from 20th to 24th February, provide support to all "ILO constituents and other stakeholders engaged in the design and implementation of interventions on the promotion of decent work and full and productive employment in the tourism sector with a view to enhancing its sustainability" at international, national, regional, local and enterprise level. They are directed at governments, policy-makers, employers' organizations and trade unions.