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Davos 2007: Labour and the Shifting Power Equation
Statement of Labour Leaders to the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting (Davos, 24-28 January 2007)



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Shaping the Global Agenda: The Shifting Power Equation

1. Shaping the global agenda is the aim of all work of the international trade union movement. From organising and capacity building to lobbying and campaigning, the objective is to ensure a better tomorrow than today for the workers, the unemployed and the poor of this world. In order to achieve this – hence, so as to better shape the global agenda – the international trade union movement has undergone historic and substantive changes within the last year. Towards the end of 2006, the most united and representative trade union international in history was born. Bringing the world’s free and democratic labour movements together for the first time, the newly created International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) represented 168 million workers from 153 countries and territories. In the early days of 2007, the creation of the new international was complemented by the founding of the Council of Global Unions, bringing the ITUC together with ten Global Union Federations, representing trade unions by sector and the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC). ...