Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD
|Full name||Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD|
59 unions in 31 OECD countries
|Key people||Richard Trumka, President
Marc Leemans (Confédération des syndicats chrétiens)
Marie-Louise Knuppert (LO-Denmark)
Nobuaki Koga (RENGO Japan)
John Evans (TUAC), General Secretary
|Office location||Paris, France|
The Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC) is the interface of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) with organized labour.
TUAC has 59 afﬁliated trade union centres in OECD countries, representing more than 66 million workers. It also has associate members in Brazil, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa. Over the past year, TUAC has focused on the response to the economic crisis, stressing the need for anti-crisis policies that stimulate growth and protect and create jobs, together with stronger regulation of the ﬁnancial sector. TUAC calls for a paradigm shift in the underlying economic model so as to deliver a stronger global economy that reduces income inequality.
TUAC, working with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has co-ordinated trade union input to the G20 and G8 Summits through the L20, and took part in the G20 Employment Task Force, and employment conferences. It also co-ordinated trade union input in the book “Exiting from the crisis: towards a model of more equitable and sustainable growth” .
TUAC and its Global Union partners have also contributed to the update of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and TUAC has launched a database and website of trade union cases submitted under the Guidelines since 2000.
The TUAC ofﬁcers are:
President: Richard Trumka President Emeritus, AFL-CIO, United States
Vice Presidents: Marc Leemans, Honorary President CSC, Belgium; Marie-Louise Knuppert, National Secretary LO-Denmark; Nobuaki Koga, President RENGO, Japan
General Secretary: John Evans