G20 labour ministers have put unemployment, demand and growth on the agenda for the G20 leaders meeting in Brisbane but failed to gain consensus on the big issue that the world needs a pay rise.
Wage-led growth exposes fault-lines in G20
Cambodia: ITUC, UNI and IndustriALL Call to Action to Increase Wage for Garment WorkersThe ITUC, IndustriALL and UNI are calling on the government of Cambodia to increase the minimum wage for garment workers.
Slump in wages put G20 labour ministers to the test – new economic modelling proves paying higher wages increases global growthLabour ministers meeting in G20 host country Australia on Wednesday face a reality test to tackle global unemployment as 81 million jobs need to be created by 2018 to close the massive jobs gap caused by the global financial crisis.
Unions call on World Bank to adopt as strong a labour standard as other development banksITUC General Secretary Sharan Burrow has urged World Bank President Jim Yong Kim to ensure that the institution he leads adopts a labour standard lending requirement that is as comprehensive as those adopted by other multilateral development banks, and to correct the major weaknesses in the draft “labour safeguard” that was recently issued for consultation.
Rights Under Unprecedented Attack in the Arab WorldHuman rights are under sustained and unprecedented attack across the Arab world, as thousands of young people, members of a generation of dispossessed, are drawn into the vicious embrace of violent jihadists seeking to bring the entire region under their control.
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