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PM Must Prove Britain's Influence At G20 By Winning Agreements To Improve Workers' Lives, Says TUC
Hamburg - photo by Marco Verch
The TUC is joining with trade unions from across the G20 today (Friday) to call for leaders at the G20 summit in Hamburg to agree action to create good quality jobs and increase wages.

The Labour 20 (L20) Statement, from workers and trade unions in G20 nations, sets out policies to make the global economy work better for working people.

Polling published today, commissioned by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), found strong support from British people for the UK government to 'do more' on L20 proposals:

Make sure companies pay their fair share of taxes (84%)
Create jobs by investing in care for the elderly, disabled people and pre-school aged children (76%)
Enable apprenticeships and possibilities for life-long learning (73%)
Adopt new rules for multinational companies to end abuse of workers through their supply chains (68%)
Work towards a pay raise for workers (58%)

TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"The G20 summit is an opportunity for the Prime Minister to prove that Britain is not losing influence because of Brexit. She must show that British leadership can make the global economy fairer for working people.

"British workers are not alone in worrying that the economy is rigged against them. Workers around the world are fighting to defend job security, pensions and wages. And they can all see how a wealthy elite creams off an unfair share of the profits and hides it in tax havens.

"World leaders must not ignore the anger and fear of working people at the hard end of globalisation. They must give workers reasons to believe in a more hopeful future. We need global agreements to enhance workers' rights, strengthen collective bargaining, and direct more of the profits into workers' pockets."

PM Must Prove Britain's Influence At G20 By Winning Agreements To Improve Workers' Lives, Says TUC, 8th July 2017, 11:03 AM