World social security – archive, 15 March 1944

15 March 1944 International Labour Conference looks at a plan to cover all workers

A great world plan of security will be discussed when the twenty-sixth session of the International Labour Conference opens in Philadelphia on April 20.

The plan, outlined in a report issued yesterday by the International Labour Office “looks towards the extension by stages, if necessary, of social insurance to the whole population and its dependents”. It envisages a social insurance scheme affording the security of a modest basic income in all contingencies involving inability to work or to obtain work.

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Source: The Guardian
World social security – archive, 15 March 1944