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Addressing political and business chiefs, trade union leaders from Indonesia, USA and the UK and the international trade union movement will call for jobs and growth to be at the centre of plans to reboot the world economy.
Sharan Burrow, General Secretary International Trade Union Confederation, said the pervasive economic challenges had spread to all areas of working life, from young people unable to find their first job, parents struggling with rising inequality and seniors struggling to survive on dwindling pensions.
“Over the past three decades income inequality has risen in 17 of the 24 OECD countries for which data is available. With growing unemployment and stagnating wages, we’re sitting on a social time bomb,” said John Evans, General Secretary Trade Union Advisory Council to the OECD.
“In Davos this week, we’ll be pushing to put people back into our economic system. Because it’s workers in work that will drive us the global economy out of the crisis,” said Sharan Burrow.
Labour’s five principles for growth include:
“There will be no growth unless governments invest, using labour’s five principles as a road map” said Philip Jennings, General Secretary UNI
“It’s time to bring the real economy out of the shadows of financial greed – with unions and employers at the table agreeing a set of principles for growth,” said Jennings.
“The World’s Next Top (Economic) Model”, read Sharan Burrow in the Huffington Post : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sharan-burrow/the-worlds-next-top-econo_b_...
Read Labour’s Five Demands for Jobs, Growth and Equity (English) for Davos 2012: http://www.ituc-csi.org/labour-s-five-demands-for-jobs.html