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.
Celebrated economist Joseph Stiglitz, University Professor at Columbia Business School, says the slowness in developing a comprehensive approach to debt in emerging markets and developing countries will result in a weaker global recovery. He urged for a restructuring of debt in a coordinated approach between the public and private sector.
"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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