ITUC Challenges G20 Labour Ministers on Jobs

“The G20 G20 The Group of Twenty, or G20, is a forum for international cooperation on the most important aspects of the international economic and financial agenda. It brings together 19 countries and the European Union, which together represent around 90% of global GDP, 80% of global trade and two thirds of the world’s population. should start immediately to make up for its lack of action on the employment front. Twenty-one million additional jobs are needed in the G20 G20 The Group of Twenty, or G20, is a forum for international cooperation on the most important aspects of the international economic and financial agenda. It brings together 19 countries and the European Union, which together represent around 90% of global GDP, 80% of global trade and two thirds of the world’s population. countries alone just to get back to the pre-crisis employment level. If the world’s biggest economies can’t even meet this challenge, there is little hope for the more than 200 million people unemployed according to official figures,” said ITUC General Secretary Sharan Burrow.

“The world economy cannot rebound without millions more people in work. Trade unions are calling for coherent growth and employment policies nationally and internationally. A G20 G20 The Group of Twenty, or G20, is a forum for international cooperation on the most important aspects of the international economic and financial agenda. It brings together 19 countries and the European Union, which together represent around 90% of global GDP, 80% of global trade and two thirds of the world’s population. Working Group on employment is needed to get things moving on the jobs front, to build the green economy, tackle the severe crisis in youth employment, formalise informal economic activity and create sustainable businesses,” added Burrow.

Read Sharan Burrow’s statement to the G20 Labour Ministers today

Read the Global Unions statement to the Paris Meeting

Read today’s ILO press statement

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