The pandemic has exposed tragic fault lines and new levels of inequality according to Sharan Burrow, general secretary, International Trade Union Confederation, speaking at FIS Maastricht on the eve of her departure from the organisation where she has been general secretary since 2012.
Sharan Burrow, general secretary of the ITUC and Paddy Crumlin, president of the International Transport Workers’ Federation outline the recently released baseline expectations for asset managers on fundamental labour rights and why pension funds should be holding their managers to account.
Investors are putting pressure on companies to accelerate the shift to purpose-driven leadership and focus on human capital policies during the crisis. But while there are some examples of corporations making policy changes that positively impact their workers, supply chain issues pose a significant problem.
"If we don’t heal the fractures of today’s workforce that have been caused by the current model of greed, we will see even greater inequality in years to come," says Sharan Burrow, general secretary, International Trade Union Confederation.
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