A human chain will span the Maria Valeria bridge between Sturovo in Slovakia and Esztergom in Hungary on Sunday as trade unionists on both sides of the border literally join hands to protest at pay and living conditions.
As reported by TASR newswire, the disgruntled workers are making the protest on World Day for Decent Work, which has taken place on 7 October every year since 2008 annd encourages trade union organisations all over the world to organise events calling for better working conditions.
Five organizations, Solidar, ITUC, ETUC, Social Alert International and the Global Progressive Forum, launched the Decent Work, Decent Life campaign at the World Social Forum in Nairobi in January 2007 and has since then worked in an alliance to promote decent work for decent life as solution to poverty.
The idea to run a Campaign on Decent Work was conceived at the World Social Forum, 2005 in Porto Alegre. The Campaign targets young people, trade union activists, NGOs and decision makers in developed and developing countries.