Spain to become 100th partner to join Global Deal

Minister for Employment and Integration Ylva Johansson will take part in the signing ceremony in Madrid when Spain joins the Global Deal. This makes Spain the 100th partner, and the 20th government, to join the global partnership.

On Thursday, 22 November, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez will host a ceremony to mark his government joining the ’Global Deal for Decent Work and Inclusive Growth’. Spain will then be the 100th actor to join the partnership, which gathers governments, private sector actors, trade unions and other organisations to jointly address the challenges in the global labour market.

In connection with joining the Global Deal, Spain has made a voluntary commitment to work for strengthened labour law in the country and an improved working environment. Spain has also expressed a goal to rebuild labour law, which was weakened during the financial crisis.

During her visit, Ms Johansson will also meet Spanish Minister of Labour, Migrations and Social Security Magdalena Valerio.

About the Global Deal

The ‘Global Deal for Decent Work and Inclusive Growth’ is a global partnership working for social dialogue and better conditions in the global labour market. The initiative is about the advantages and gains of globalisation benefiting more people and jointly addressing the challenges in the global labour market. The focus of the partnership is to highlight the benefit and potential of social dialogue as a way to promote decent working conditions, more and better jobs, increased productivity, and ultimately increased equality and more inclusive growth.

The Global Deal aims to encourage governments, companies, trade unions and other organisations to make commitments to improve social dialogue. Effective social dialogue can contribute to decent work, more and better jobs, increased productivity, and ultimately increased equality and more inclusive growth.

Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven launched the Global Deal in September 2016, together with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The OECD, in cooperation with the ILO, will host the Global Deal support function from 1 January 2019.

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Natalie Sial
Press Secretary to Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson
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