25 March 2020
In a joint statement, the TUAC and Business at OECD (BIAC) are calling for OECD policy leadership and international cooperation as a response to the COVID-19 global crisis.
Now more than ever, the OECD must deliver the best policy advice on both short-term collective response measures, as well as the longer-term recovery plans that will soon need to be implemented. Building on the extensive experience of the OECD, from the Marshall Plan follow up to the 2008-2009 global financial crisis, the Organisation should serve as a unique forum to steer economic and labour market recovery. Evidence-based research and best practice sharing supported by coordinated collective actions will prove effective in the months to come.
TUAC and Business at the OECD urge the OECD to continue to be a highly visible force for good and help recreate the positive dynamic and spirit that prevailed in 2009. As such, TUAC and Business at the OECD have pledged the full cooperation of their respective networks as a way to help ensure that the sharing of best practice policy measures are fully supported by both the workers, their trade unions, and the broader business community.
Read the joint statement here.