04 April 2018
The G7 Innovation and Employment Ministers met in Montréal on 27 and 28 March. The L7 welcomed the cluster approach towards building a joint understanding on how to reconcile the goals of innovation and quality job creation. The L7 was invited to parts of the Employment Ministerial and the joint Ministerial session together with the Business7 (B7) and other outreach groups. The Chairs’ Summary of the meeting recognises “the importance of social dialogue, [and] appreciated the input of key stakeholders“. The L7 statement (see on the right) had set out core demands including a Ministerial outcome firmly based on Just Transition principles to ensure that workers are not paying the cost of adjustment to the decarbonisation and digitalisation of economies.
The evaluation of the meeting’s outcomes and next steps from a trade union perspective can be downloaded below.