Pope calls ‘right to organize in unions’ fundamental to the protection of workers

The leader of the Catholic Church had strong words yesterday in support of workers joining unions.

NBC News reports:

Pope Francis has championed the right of all workers to unionize, as economic activity is poised to increase when the pandemic threat eases.

The pontiff stressed the needs of the most vulnerable workers, including migrants, in a video message Thursday to participants at a conference organized by the International Labor Organization, a United Nations agency based in Geneva.

Francis said efforts to rebuild economies after Covid-19 setbacks must aim at a future with ‘decent and dignified working conditions,’ originating in collective bargaining. He called the ‘right to organize in unions’ one of the fundamental protections for workers.”

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