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Furthermore, to ensure that the policies implemented lead to productive and decent jobs creation, economic recovery programmes should take into account five measures:

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      Debt reduction

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      Support to vulnerable people and groups

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      Support to productive investment

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      Support to infrastructures investment

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      Resource mobilisation.

      • 4.2.

        Actions underway in collaboration with the international trade union


Since the G20 Summit held in Washington in November 2008, the international trade union movement’s actions are permanent and regular. However, three important events need to be mentioned: the trade unions’ declarations on the occasion of the G20 Summit of November 20, 2008 in Washington, the April 2, 2009 Summit in London2 and the G8/G14 Summit held in Rome from 29 to 30 March 2009. In these three cases, these declarations were the results of a collective and participative work of ITUC through its various regional organisations, the Global unions and the Trade Union Advisory Council (TUAC).

The Washington Trade union Declaration

Prior to the G20 Summit in Washington, the trade union movement after an intensive

and coordinated work submitted to the summit a declaration proposing initiatives

and ways of tackling the crisis, recovering the world economy and employment,

guaranteeing social protection and ensuring equity around the following four areas:

2 G20 comprises the members of G8 (Germany, Canada, United States, France, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, and Russia) as well as main emerging economies (South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Turkey) and the European Union. Two other European countries (Spain and the Netherlands) as well as international institutions and regional groupings were also represented in London. These were: Association of South Eastern Asian Nations (ASEAN), European Council, New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), Financial Stability Forum, International Monetary Fund, United Nations (UN), World Bank (WB), and World Trade Organisation (WTO).


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