Care in the Future World of Work: creating millions of new jobs
Predictions suggest that jobs will be cut in the future because of advances in technology but this is not the case in the Care sector, according to a new UN report.
Representatives of the ILO, WHO and OECD heard that by 2030 40 million new jobs would be needed in the Care sector. The UN High-Level Commission Report (ComHEEG) calculated that if we include all multipliers there will be more than 100 million jobs, a point noted by the Director of the Health Workforce Department at the WHO, Jim Campbell.
The ComHEGG report found that there was the need for more investment in the care sector, to reach this jobs target and create decent work.
“Investment in health employment cannot be seen as a cost to society, rather it's a driver of inclusive economic growth and decent work”, said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder about the need to invest more in the care sector.
UNI Global Union General Secretary Philip Jennings said, “Its crucial that governments and employers respect the recommendation of the ComHEEG on national tripartite social dialogue for the care sector. Social dialogue and collective bargaining are the only ways to make the care jobs decent jobs. Unions are important and play an important role in the future of care.”
UNICARE supports the ComHEEG 5 year action plan and calls the ILO to create a tripartite commitment to fulfil its aims