Cáritas Diocesana de Zamora joins the World Day for Decent Work, today October 7, to demand “the need to continue to monitor and regulate working conditions so that they are decent”.
Cáritas celebrates this day with the reading of the manifesto with the students of the courses that the entity keeps active and, also, with its workers, who will read the manifesto at 12:00 p.m. in the Plaza de Viriato.
Organizations of the Church for Decent Work, to which Caritas belongs, focus on work as a right and activity for the care of people, the common good and the planet.
The Manifesto denounces that there are millions of workers who still do not have access to decent work. Working conditions remain precarious for thousands of workers, mainly women and young people. This is the case of Rosa Casillas. Like many young people in our country, this environmental educator juggles every month to make ends meet. “It’s a situation that I live with anguish, since for weeks I have been working four jobs, one more stable in the morning and others in the afternoon and at weekends. It’s frustrating that sometimes, even with my best efforts, it’s not enough to save up in case a bad month comes around. Temporality, undeclared work, time instability. I don’t understand why young people have to endure such degrading precariousness to try to have a decent life”.
We must continue to monitor and regulate working conditions so that they are decent. A commitment that must be reinforced, each by its responsibility and its mission, by the government and socio-economic agents, in an inflationary context of rising prices that the wages of workers cannot support. In this sense, we support Pope Francis’ proposal to study the reduction of the working day (without leading to lower wages) as a measure to create decent work.
Likewise, guaranteeing access to decent work for half a million migrant workers in an irregular administrative situation.
And finally to witness a devastating fact, two workers die every day in our country, for lack of guarantee of safety and health at work.
Some data on the work of Cáritas Zamora in terms of employment
The area of employment and social economy of Cáritas Diocesana de Zamora promotes the socio-professional integration of people in situations of vulnerability, through integrated and personalized itineraries that go through reception, orientation, training and professional intermediation.
So far this year, 557 people have taken part in these routes, of which 236 have followed training actions promoted by the entity.
From the area of employment and social economy of Cáritas Diocesana de Zamora, it is observed that situations of vulnerability affect more people with low levels of education. For this reason, and in its desire to bet on training as a fundamental pillar of professional integration, Caritas carried out 20 training actions until September of this year. These are taught at local and provincial level with non-professional work placements in companies. The theme is varied, focusing after market prospecting, on professional sectors that can generate employment: Kitchen, Restaurant-Bar Server, Domestic Employment, IT, etc. As a novelty, this year the Certificate of Professionalism in Socio-sanitary Care for Dependent People in Social Institutions, Temporary Work at Height or Renewable Energies has been achieved.
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Workshops on job search techniques and on improving employability or improving digital skills are also offered.
It should be remembered that the employment program of Cáritas Diocesana de Zamora is an authorized placement agency. Any person or company that needs to hire a professional can attend this program, present their offer, which will be evaluated by the technicians for the selection of job candidates.