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Truth be told, the business community knows the current economic model has failed both people and the planet resulting in historical levels of inequality and a climate emergency that threatens human existence.

Leading investors claim to recognise the need for reform. They have declared an end to the era of…


International Women’s Day 2021 will not be a day of celebration for the majority of women. The negative impacts of the global pandemic over the last year have fallen on women’s shoulders.

It will however be a day of determination and the renewal of our commitment to fight for a…


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Trust in globalisation is broken by a failed economic model of trade that fuelled exploitative supply chains in the quest for higher and higher profits.

Historic levels of inequality are not an accident but rather the relentless push for trade liberalisation without a floor of human and labour rights stands…


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Saving lives at work requires occupational health and safety to be recognised as a fundamental right.

COVID-19 has exposed the risk for workers and without safe workplaces, the risks to the community. With so many frontline workers in health and care, food production and transport, the emergency services and education…


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The choices made by world leaders and by business in 2021 will either heed the call of workers and civil society to reform the economic model and help create a just and sustainable future or maintain business as usual and see a model of corporate greed entrench inequality, exclusion and…


In a world that is facing a massive depression and where the equivalent of 495 million jobs have been lost and up to 1.6 billion people in informal work face destitution every day, greed still motivates the pandemic profiteers who have grown considerably wealthier.

The global economy is expected to…


Caring for each other is the most important work in society. It goes to the core of our humanity. In the face of the challenge of both recovery and resilience, investment in care creates jobs and boosts the economy.

Whichever way you look at it, investing in care is an…


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The forthcoming G20 Finance Ministers meeting comes four months after the WHO declared Covid-19 a global pandemic, and governments began to put in place essential measures to stop or slow the spread of the virus. While the predictions of job losses and GDP contraction are now a daily reality for…


From the very first cases of infection in Wuhan, the Covid-19 pandemic has been about workplace health and safety.

The virus has shone a spotlight on the inadequate protection of many working people against risks at work, on the way that insecurity of employment and low wages heighten exposures to…


WTO Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland.

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought global trade under closer scrutiny. …

Sharan Burrow

General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation. Representing the world's working people.

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