October 7, World Day for Decent Work – Zamora

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.

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