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Trade union statement to G20 finance ministers

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The International Trade Union Confederation and the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD have produced a joint statement to the meeting of G20 finance ministers taking place in St Andrews this weekend.

The statement calls for action on the following issues:

– jobs, with fiscal stimulus measures to have a stronger focus on job protection and creation

– a commitment to ‘substantial financial commitments’ for climate change action

– an expeditious timetable for far-reaching reform of the international financial regulatory system

– the building of a new model balanced economy encompassing democratic institutions and open to dialogue with trade unions.

The TUC has also endorsed the statement and written to Chancellor Alistair Darling to encourage him to play a ‘leading role’ in persuading other G20 nations to support the aims of the international trade union movement.

The STUC is running buses to the event from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen – no online details are available at the STUC’s website but can be accessed via the link to travel arrangements on the specific G20 St. Andrews website. A counter-conference event is also taking place in parallel in London and is being organised by Put People First.

Make your voice heard!

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Written by Calvin

04/11/2009 at 1:49 pm

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