OECD must involve workers in new global rules on investment
Across the OECD we are seeing a growth of populism, protectionism and xenophobia, as political movements exploit workers concerns. These concerns are partly linked to the unfair rules governing some forms of globalisation. Trade unions support a form of globalisation that creates good jobs with decent conditions and fair pay and global protections for rights. But this isn’t what most workers are experiencing. OECD research shows income inequalities are at their highest level since the 1980s (with inequality in the UK particularly high) while real wages are falling.