Déclaration sociale tripartite du G7
(juin 2019 - en anglais)
Secrétaire général adjoint
Dear Members and Partners,
The meeting agreed on:
Please find the G7 Social Communiqué and G7 Social Tripartite Declaration in the Resources section.
Short Assessment: In their efforts to strengthen social justice in a global world, Ministers neglected the need to focus on modernizing labour markets and improving business environments. IOE President Erol Kiresepi, as head of the Business Delegation to the Ministerial, underlined: “Without a vibrant private sector there are no jobs, no decent work and no economic growth. Sustainable economic growth, based on productivity and an enabling environment for business, together with decent work are the pillars that underpin social justice. Social justice is achieved in an environment where economic growth is fostered. That is also the underlying philosophy of SDG 8, in which “economic growth”, “full and productive employment” and “decent work for all” are fully interlinked. [...] Addressing inequality is very much linked to the need to ensure equal opportunities for all. Every individual must be given the opportunity to contribute his or her talents and abilities to society and a country’s economic life. Rather than combating inequality as a symptom, we need to address the root causes:
The commitment of G7 Labour Ministers to “promote as appropriate the key contribution of cross-border social dialogue and transnational company agreements to foster decent work in global supply chains” ignores the fact that transnational company agreements (TCA) are mainly a European phenomenon with very limited IFAs concluded in Japan or the US. Moreover, the numbers of TCA are stagnating since some years. Thus, there is an overemphasis on this.
For the first time, the G7 agreed on a joint statement with international social partners, IOE/BIAC and ITUC/TUAC. The IOE played a key role in the negotiation of the text, which can be found attached.
The joint statement focuses on:
The statement includes:
Upcoming: The B7 Summit will take place on 4 and 5 July in Aix-en-Provence, organised by IOE member federation MEDEF. The IOE will be represented by its President Erol Kiresepi.
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