From the TUC

UK welfare benefits fall short of international standards

Hannah Reed

15 Jun 2017, by in Economics

Within hours of the General Election, the government was held to account on the international stage for the failings of the UK welfare system – with worker reps from Sweden, France, Australia, the International Transport Federation all calling on the UK government to bring UK provision into line with international minimum standards. The International Labour…




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OECD Forum 2017: ‘Bridging Divides’ and the role of unions

Tim Page

13 Jun 2017, by in International

Over two days last week, politicians, company CEOs, trade unionists, economists, NGOs and thinkers gathered at the OECD in Paris to consider major issues affecting the global economy. Under the heading ‘Bridging Divides’, this year’s OECD Forum had three major themes: Inclusive growth Digitalisation Trust These issues are, of course, interlinked. There was no pretence…




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