Getting the World to WORK: Global Union Strategies for Recovery
A special publication by the Global Union Federations, working with TUAC and the ITUC


In this special publication, the Global Union Federations, working with the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD and the International Trade Union Confederation, set out alternative strategies for the global economy that are focused on getting people back in work and for a recovery plan based on humanitarian values. These arguments, agreed by Global Unions, were put before world leaders in Washington in November 2008 and were on the table again at the meeting of the Group of 20 in London in April 2009. Put simply, these articles set out the labour movement’s demand for a change of direction and a break with the greed, self-interest and inequalities of the past. They insist that governments put people first for a change.