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Presenting ACT at the G20 Labour Ministers meeting

26.06.2018

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The G20 Labour and Employment Ministers about ACT

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The Ministerial Declaration of the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers 2017 notes:

“Fair and decent wages are a key component of decent working conditions in sustainable global supply chains. Building on the ILO MNE Declaration, we emphasise that wages should take into account the needs of workers and their families, the cost of living and economic factors. In this respect, minimum wage legislation and collective bargaining in particular can set income floors to reduce income inequality, eliminate poverty wages and achieve sustainable wage growth. Social partners can play an essential role in this process, including through social dialogue. In this respect, we also take note with interest voluntary national and international initiatives like ACT (Action, Collaboration, Transformation), the joint initiative of global retailers, brands and trade unions working towards living wages in the textile and garment sector.”

Jenny Holdcroft, Assistant General Secretary of IndustriALL Global Union and Thomas Linemayr, CEO of Tchibo had presented the ACT initiative in a joint panel together with the Director-General of the International Labour Organization, the OECD Secretary-General and the German Federal Labour Minister at the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers Meeting 2017.

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