TUAC The Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC) to the OECD is an interface for trade unions with the OECD. It is an international trade union organisation which has consultative status with the OECD and its various committees.
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TUAC's affiliates consist of 58 national trade union centres in the 30 OECD industrialised countries which together represent some 66 million workers. It is they who finance TUAC activities decide priorities and policy and elect the TUAC officers.

31/01/2012
New TUAC website unveils trade union experience of the OECD Guidelines

New TUAC website unveils trade union experience of the OECD Guidelines

For the first time trade unions around the world will be able to share experience of how trade unions have used the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. The Guidelines, updated in 2011, provide recommendations to multinational enterprises (MNEs) that are drawn up and implemented by gov...

15/12/2011
TUAC comments on the concept of Rule of Law

TUAC comments on the concept of Rule of Law

The concept of rule of law (RoL) is crucial for trade unions and for an obvious reason. RoL is a decisive element in the fulfillment and enforceability of rights, and of rights at work in particular. Without RoL, there can be no protection of citizens’ rights, including the fundamental rights to fre...

15/12/2011
TUAC assessment of the Deutsche Telekom 2011 Corporate Responsibility Report

TUAC assessment of the Deutsche Telekom 2011 Corporate Responsibility Report

At the request of its U.S. affiliate, the AFL-CIO, the TUAC Secretariat has analyzed the claims made by the German company Deutsche Telekom in its 2011 Corporate Responsibility Report, "We Take Responsibility". In our analysis, we consider whether the Corporate Responsibility Report (CR Report) is m...

07/12/2011
If the OECD is serious about reducing inequality it should revisit its structural policy recommendat

If the OECD is serious about reducing inequality it should revisit its structural policy recommendat

Growing public concerns about the extent of inequality are substantiated by a new OECD study. “Divided We Stand: Why Inequality Keeps Rising”, published on December 5, revealed that across the OECD the average income of the richest 10% is about nine times that of the poorest 10 %. The income gap...

28/11/2011
OECD Economic Outlook: Unions say: Give workers confidence and jobs

OECD Economic Outlook: Unions say: Give workers confidence and jobs

The OECD’s Economic Outlook published on 28 November under the title “The Policy Imperative: Rebuild Confidence” gives a stark picture of collapsing growth with the Euro-zone and UK economies moving into recession on the basis of, what it calls, a “muddling through” scenario. It argues that an e...

25/11/2011
OECD Publication - Perspectives on Global Development 2012: Social cohesion in a Shifting World

OECD Publication - Perspectives on Global Development 2012: Social cohesion in a Shifting World

A new OECD report, Perspectives on Global Development 2012: Social Cohesion in a Shifting World, examining why social cohesion matters for fast growing developing countries, argues “that social cohesion is a valuable goal in itself and contributes to maintaining long-term economic growth.” The ...

25/11/2011
ITUC/TUAC Evaluation of the G20 Cannes Summit, 3-4 November 2011

ITUC/TUAC Evaluation of the G20 Cannes Summit, 3-4 November 2011

1. The G20 Cannes Summit could be depicted as “a tale of two summits”. On the one hand there was a Euro-zone Summit that dominated the Leaders’ discussions as well as the press headlines. This was almost totally focused on the Greek sovereign debt crisis and its potential contagion to Italy and ...

Speculation and Sovereign Debt – An Insidious Interaction -joint ITUC-TUAC paper
15/11/2011
Speculation and Sovereign Debt – An Insidious Interaction -joint ITUC-TUAC paper

Speculation and Sovereign Debt – An Insidious Interaction -joint ITUC-TUAC paper

The purpose of this paper is to provide a definition of financial speculation, identify the main sources of speculation – the markets, forms of trading and financial institutions that foster speculative behaviour – and to assess how the sovereign bond markets and the state of the public finances are...

31/10/2011
G20 Leaders Must Put People Before Bankers

G20 Leaders Must Put People Before Bankers

G20 leaders must meet the demands of working people at the G20 summit in Cannes on 3-4 November 2011 and deliver on their promises to reform the financial sector.

19/10/2011
G20 Finance Ministers face growing public anger for failing to reform financial system

G20 Finance Ministers face growing public anger for failing to reform financial system

The international trade union movement said G20 Finance Ministers are coming under increasing pressure to create jobs, tackle public debt and reform the financial system as public pressure from the 'Occupy Wall Street' movement spreads from the US to Australia, France and the UK.

07/10/2011
Trade unions discuss future environmental trends in the OECD

Trade unions discuss future environmental trends in the OECD

Trade union representatives have provided oral and written comments during a two-day session on the OECD draft Environmental Outlook to 2050, to be released next year. The Outlook aims to find out what demographic and economic trends might mean for the environment if the world does not adopt mor...

Trade Union letter to the Financial Stability Board
05/10/2011
Trade Union letter to the Financial Stability Board

Trade Union letter to the Financial Stability Board

Four years after the financial crisis and near financial collapse of 2008, the world economy again faces the prospect of a deepening economic crisis as a result of the spreading financial contagion from the sovereign debt and banking crisis in Europe since the summer. If the global economy is t...

05/10/2011
G20 Labour Ministers Map a Path That Finance Ministers and Leaders Cannot Ignore

G20 Labour Ministers Map a Path That Finance Ministers and Leaders Cannot Ignore

/ITUC OnLine): The international trade union movement said Labour Ministers have set the standard for Finance Ministers and Leaders to follow as they prioritized employment and endorsed the social protection floor and rights for workers after their two day meeting in Paris.

14/09/2011
OECD cuts global growth forecast -

OECD cuts global growth forecast -

Updated growth projections, published by the OECD today, indicate that advanced economies will barely grow in the second half of 2011. According to a significant downward revision of its previous projections, major OECD economies, the G7 countries, are likely to experience stagnation at the end ...

20/07/2011
OECD attack on Belgium’s wage indexation system is ill-founded

OECD attack on Belgium’s wage indexation system is ill-founded

In the 2011 Economic Survey of Belgium, published on 12 July, the OECD concedes that Belgium has weathered the crisis relatively well with a smaller rise in unemployment than the OECD average, and that economic recovery is stronger than in the euro area on average.

03/06/2011
Unions at OECD Ministerial Council call for Jobs not Austerity to be Policy Priority - TUAC - Trade.

Unions at OECD Ministerial Council call for Jobs not Austerity to be Policy Priority - TUAC - Trade.

1. The OECD’s 50th Anniversary Meeting of the OECD Council at Ministerial Level (MCM) took place as the global economy was still struggling to emerge from the worst financial and global recession since World War II. In its statement to the MCM, TUAC had called on Ministers to act urgently to tac

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