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13 Things to Make the World a Better Place in 2013

An end to senseless austerity in Europe and the attacks on rights by the “Troika”; collective bargaining and social protection floor are recognised as answers to global imbalances,...

  1. An end to senseless austerity in Europe and the attacks on rights by the “Troika”;
  2. Collective bargaining and social protection floor are recognised as answers to global imbalances;
  3. Investment in jobs, especially green jobs so young people and unemployed can get decent work;
  4. Climate action and a financial transactions tax introduced by governments;
  5. Peace and democracy in the Middle East;
  6. Restoration of democratic rights in Fiji and the end of forced labour in Burma;
  7. Walmart, Deutsche Telecom, DHL and other greedy multinationals stop exploiting workers and take responsibility for safety, rights and fair wages in their supply chains;
  8. Peace, democracy and development for Africa;
  9. Governments stand up to multinational companies and defend the rights of their workers;
  10. Rights for migrant workers in Qatar and domestic workers everywhere;
  11. The United Nations to take responsibility for migrants’ rights;
  12. Real action to tackle violence against women and domestic workers;
  13. An end to impunity in Colombia, Guatemala and elsewhere for those who kill trade unionists.