A new distribution of income and power - ITUC paper on inequality

This paper is the ITUC contribution to the UN Thematic Consultation on Inequality in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, carried out under the lead of UNICEF and UN Women in 2011.

Decent work, collective bargaining, access to a minimum living wage and universal system of social protection are the key elements of a development agenda that can deliver on equity, inclusive growth and shared prosperity. However income redistribution goes hand in hand with redistribution of power. Democracy, the people’s participation in decision-making, respect for human rights and the rule of law must also be part of this agenda. Trade unions play a crucial role in the redistribution of both income and power and must therefore be at the forefront of policy debates related to social and economic inequality.

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ITUC paper on inequality in the post-2015 agenda