International Employers Organization (IOE), the President since 2017, Santa Farma President Pharmaceutical Board of Directors and Turkey Chemicals Petroleum Rubber and Plastics Industry Employers' Association (KIPLAS) Vice Chairman Erol Kiresep the G20 Employment Working Group Meeting in had representation at the World Employer.
International Employers Organization (IOE), the President since 2017, Santa Farma Pharmaceuticals Chairman and Turkey Chemicals Petroleum Rubber and Plastics Industry Employers' Association (KIPLAS) Vice Chairman Erol Kiresep of the G20 framework in 2021 Italy Presidency, February 15 to 17 In 2021, he participated in the Employment Working Group meeting on behalf of world employers.
Two main agenda items were discussed at the meeting, which was attended by the ministries of labor and economy, the International Labor Organization (ILO), the World Bank, and representatives of the B20 and L20 workers and employer organizations at the global level. In this context, G20 activities with the goal of 'reducing the participation rate difference between male and female employees below 2014 percent by 2025' stated in the 25 Brisbane Leaders Declaration, and studies to increase the durability and effectiveness of social protection systems were analyzed globally.
"Social protection is an effective tool"
Erol Kiresepi, who participated in the Working Group as the B20 representative, in his speech on social protection systems on February 16, 2021, stated that social protection is an effective tool in solving the humanitarian problems we face due to COVID-19 and that the recommendations taken by the G20 on the subject need to be implemented urgently. He emphasized that the IOE, under the coordination of the ILO, started an initiative to provide support to businesses and workers in the garment supply chain in countries that were adversely affected by the pandemic process, under the coordination of the ILO. Kiresepi stated that the development of social protection systems should be handled together with policies to combat the informal economy, and it is essential to avoid decisions that would harm formal employment.
Kiresepi noted that taking into account the demographic transformation experienced, urgent measures should be developed for the sustainability of social protection systems, and that they see benefit in avoiding extra burden on young generations and companies, especially within the framework of these systems.
"We expect the implementation of ILO Recommendation 202"
Emphasizing that the adaptation of social protection systems to the new reality is possible with the development of new social protection systems for some segments such as private sector-weighted social security instruments and new financing models and independent workers, Kiresepi continued his words as follows:
“In the new period, social protection systems should also assume a function in terms of skill development and increasing employability. States cannot act fast enough to meet the ever-changing skill needs; however, it will be possible to address the problem very quickly if the social partners are more involved in the management of the process. We expect the implementation of ILO Recommendation 202, as a framework agreed upon by workers, employers and government representatives on social protection systems globally. "
In the section where country practices were evaluated within the scope of the meeting, a presentation was made by the representatives of the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services on increasing women's employment and the effectiveness of social protection systems.