L20

The Labour 20 – L20 – represents the interests of workers at the G20 level. It unites trade unions from G20 countries and Global Unions and is convened by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC) to the OECD. The Saudi National Committee of Workers Committees (SNC) hosted the L20, for the G20 Saudi Presidency in 2020.

Since the outbreak of the financial crisis in 2008, the L20 engages around the G20 inter-governmental process to ensure inclusive and constructive dialogue on ‘Jobs and Growth’ as one of the official outreach groups together with the Business 20 (B20), the Civil 20 (C20), the Woman 20 (W20) and the Youth 20 ( Y20) and other outreach groups.

The L20 conveys key messages of the global labour movement at the Employment Working Group and Sherpa meetings, Labour and Finance Ministers meetings and G20 Summits. Joint consultations of social partners with Leaders as well as Labour Ministers are an integral part of the G20 process. Members of the L20 formulate key messages in a broad consultative process and confirm policy goals at the L20 Summit for each G20 presidency.

The L20 has consistently pressed:

  • To generate investments to create quality jobs.​
  • To generate initiatives that aim to financially assist low income countries
  • To scale up quality apprenticeships and skills.
  • To ensure the formalization of work through minimum wages, labour rights and social protection floors.
  • To achieve sustainable, green and inclusive growth.
  • To offer regulative recommendations in regards to the financial sector.
  • To follow-up on the implementation of G20 past and future commitments.

L20’s policy and advocacy centers on:

  • Continuing the work of the sub-group on labour income share, and on decent work especially in supply chains and the transformation of work.
  • Addressing income inequality with minimum wages and collective bargaining, respect for labour rights, and social protection.
  • Increasing investment in infrastructure and the care economy.
  • Promoting tax transparency and accountability.
  • Closing the gender pay gap together with measures to increase women’s labour market participation.
  • Preparing workers for a job-rich, rewarding Future of Work.
  • Addressing adverse effects of digitalization and plurilateral e-commerce rules on labour markets and regulatory frameworks.
  • Policy coordination to achieve a just transition to a carbon neutral economy and the digital transformation.
  • Addressing effects of climate change, on the globe, communities, and on jobs.
  • Protecting migrants’ labour rights; and achieving the Agenda 2030.
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