[Lyon, October 7. Image via Getty]

Thousands of people take part on October 7, 2009 in Lyon in a demonstration organized by seven unions in France as part of the world's first 'decent work' day with a series of protests and special events worlwide in response to the global financial crisis. Organised by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), the day aims to promote decent work conditions, while drawing attention to international labour laws, such as the ban on forced labour and child labour and the respect for union freedoms, and the fight against poverty. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK (Photo credit should read JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK/AFP/Getty Images)