May Day Statement–Governments must act for a sustainable and equitable recovery

Governments must act for a sustainable and equitable recovery It is more than five years since the financial crisis hit, followed rapidly by a larger economic crisis. This economic earthquake exposed the dangers of financialisation; of having the real economy subservient to finance; and of two decades of growing inequality. …

ITUC Supports “Occupy” Movement

Brussels, 16 November 2011 (ITUC OnLine): The international trade union movement has added its support to the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement, for the day of action planned on 17 November in the US and several other countries. In a video message of solidarity and support, ITUC General Secretary Sharan …

UN Official Calls for Inclusive Economic Growth Strategies to Tackle Global Jobs Crisis

New York, Oct 27 2011  7:05PM The international community must urgently consolidate efforts to tackle the global jobs crisis, a top United Nations official said today, calling for countries to adopt a more inclusive growth strategy that can enhance nations’ productivity and capacity to generate income sources. Lazarous Kapambwe, President …

ITUC General Council Sets Agenda for Global Action in 2012 – ITUC OnLine

ITUC General Council Sets Agenda for Global Action in 2012 Brussels, 21 October 2011 (ITUC OnLine):  The ITUC General Council, meeting at Elewijt near Brussels this week, has set out priorities for global trade union action through to the end of 2012, with a determination to fight back against the …

Global crisis rooted in systemic failure of the financial and political elite

CEO George Friedman says the current economic problems in the United States, Europe and elsewhere are the result of systemic failure in two major communities: the financial and political elite. Colin: Another of those rollercoaster weeks on the stock market may have terrified the wits out of investors but it belies …

Insight: Special Conference Announcement

Special Announcement Registration Now Open for 2 Conferences on Co-operation Business Succession and Employee Ownership Oct 11-13, 2011: experts share their experiences with co-operatives as a solution to the growing challenge of business succession. North American Worker Co-op Conference Oct 13-15, 2011: an historic occasion to discuss best practices with …

Global Wage Report Calls for Collective Bargaining, Minimum Wages and Social Protection

Brussels, 15 December 2010 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has welcomed the second Global Wage Report from the International Labour Organization (ILO).  “Today’s report reinforces what unions around the world have been saying about the economic crisis and the policy responses that governments need to put in place,” said ITUC General …

GFB Unveiled!

GlobalForesightBooks.org A New Approach to Considering Current Affairs, Public Policy, Planning, and Foresight The world of well-informed books and reports on current affairs is far larger than anyone imagines—at least one thousand titles per year! In the 2009-2010 period alone, some 60 English-language books have been published on the economic …