Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD
|Full name||Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD|
|Members||66 million |
59 unions in 31 OECD countries
|Key people||Richard Trumka, President|
Marc Leemans (Confederation of Christian Trade Unions)
Marie-Louise Knuppert (LO-Denmark)
Nobuaki Koga (RENGO Japan)
John Evans (TUAC), General Secretary
|Office location||Paris, France|
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The Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC) is the interface of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) with organized labour. TUAC has 59 affiliated trade union centres in 31 OECD countries, representing more than 66 million workers. It also has associate members in Brazil, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa.
In recent years, TUAC has focused on the response to the economic crisis, stressing the need for anti-crisis policies that stimulate growth and protect and create jobs, together with stronger regulation of the financial sector. TUAC calls for a paradigm shift in the underlying economic model so as to deliver a stronger global economy that reduces income inequality. It supports policies that promote aggregate demand, green growth, sustainable and inclusive development, responsible long-term investments and financial markets, as well as fair and progressive tax systems.
To this end, TUAC actively participates in various OECD Committees and conferences, including the OECD Forum and Ministerial Council Meeting.
TUAC, working with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) co-ordinates trade union input to the G20 and G8 Summits through the L20, and took part in the G20 Employment Task Force and Sherpa meetings, as well as in social partners consultations with Ministers and Leaders. It also co-ordinated trade union input in the book Exiting from the crisis: towards a model of more equitable and sustainable growth .
TUAC and its Global Union partners have also contributed to the update of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. TUAC has launched a database and website of trade union cases submitted under the Guidelines since 2000.
- 1949: Walter Schevenels
- 1966: Charles Ford
- 1971: Henri Bernard
- 1978: Kari Tapiola
- 1985: John Evans
- 2017: Pierre Habbard
- 1949: Evert Kupers
- 1951: Henk Oosterhuis
- 1966: W. F. van Tilburg
- 1969: George Lowthian
- 1973: Svend Bache Vognbjerg
- 1980: Lennart Bodström
- 1982: David Basnett
- 1986: Lane Kirkland
- 1996: Bob White
- 2000: John Sweeney
- 2010: Richard Trumka