The TUC, in its submission to the DFID on the forthcoming White Paper, is calling on the UK Government to support a jobs pact in line with the ILO Global Employment Agenda, accompanied by a fiscal stimulus package aimed at boosting demand.
The TUC appreciates this opportunity to contribute to the consultation on the forthcoming White Paper on Eliminating World Poverty and put forward our views informed not only by our 59 affiliated unions and their 6.5 million members, but also by the experiences of the international trade union family representing some 168 million trade unionists in 155 countries and territories across the globe.
The TUC welcomes the improvements in DFID's relations with trade unions and the TUC itself as partners in development since the previous White Paper, and the developments in DFID's policies on growth, decent work and climate change. We would like to see relationships grow stronger still - this submission stresses the need for that engagement to be at international level, in the UK, and in developing countries.
The TUC plays a major role in the development community in the UK, and helped lead the recent Put People First march for Jobs, Justice, Climate ahead of the London Summit. We see these issues as integrated rather than separate - and we believe DFID needs to take the same approach.
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