TURIN, ITALY – Canada’s Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour Patty Hajdu discussed key Canadian priorities including the future of work and approaches to building more inclusive workforces at the G7 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting in Turin, Italy.
According to a release, Hajdu highlighted Canada’s focus on helping workers get the skills and training they need to succeed, ensuring they can count on fair, safe, decent working conditions, and on building better labour market policies by collaborating with social partners like labour groups and employers.
Hajdu met with United States Labor Secretary Alex Acosta to discuss their shared commitment to ensuring people on both sides of the border have the skills and training they need. She also met with several Italian organizations that help get more women into leadership positions and also help vulnerable youth find and keep good jobs, adds the release.
The minister and the other G7 ministers were hosted by Italian Minister of Labour and Social Policies Giuliano Poletti. Hajdu noted Canada will be holding the upcoming G7 Presidency in 2018 in Charlevoix, Que.