Economic Crisis: World’s Trade Unions Respond
This statement is well worth reading, and may have some modest influence on the meetings.
Brussels, 13 November (ITUC OnLine): Trade union leaders from the G20
countries will put forward a comprehensive plan to turn around the
global economy, in meetings with world leaders in Washington DC on the
eve of the financial crisis summit hosted by the US government on 15
November. The top level union delegation will discuss the plan with
IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, World Bank President
Robert Zoellick and heads of government from the G20 countries.
The world’s unions are calling for a series of urgent actions to stave
off the prospect of deep and long-lasting global recession, coupled with
major changes in the running of the global economy to turn back decades
of deregulation policies that have caused the current crisis. A fresh
push for development and decent work is needed, as well as a “Green New
Deal” to tackle climate change effectively. The detailed union
proposals are set out in a recovery and reform programme entitled the