The International Labour Organisation’s [external link] primary goal is Decent Work for all workers. Decent Work is work that is productive and delivers a fair income in conditions of freedom, equity and security in line with human dignity.
Decent Work is important for New Zealand; it sums up the working life to which we all aspire. We want to show our commitment to the ILO’s goal by making Decent Work a reality in New Zealand. An introductory statement by the Department of Labour, Business New Zealand and the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions can tell you more about what Decent Work is and why it is important for New Zealand.
On this site you will see a snapshot of activities contributing to Decent Work in New Zealand. These activities are carried out by the Department of Labour, other Government agencies, Business New Zealand, and the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions. While these activities all have their own specific aims, they also contribute to Decent Work in New Zealand.