The Labour 20, or L20, is one aspect of the G20’s outreach to other actors.
The Labour 20 (L20) are the elected representatives of trade unions from G20 countries, representing the voice of workers. Meeting formally for the first time in Cannes, it is composed of the General Secretaries and Presidents of G20 trade unions, charged with a responsibility to uphold the interests of working people.
For many years the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC) to the OCED have brought together labor leaders at G8 and G20 summits. Together those labor leaders have represented the interests of working people in discussions with world leaders at such events.
The next Labour 20 Summit will take place during the G20 Summit in Los Cabos. Labor leaders will hold discussions on growth, employment creation and financial regulation and put forward a statement for G20 leaders to take into consideration in their final statement.
The Mexican Presidency of the G20 has placed great importance on unemployment, in particular youth unemployment, and the L20 will be submitting its constituents’ views on those issues.
For L20 leaders, employment needs to be at the center of recovery action plans; requiring G20 governments to prioritize raising demand and restoring growth. In addition, development and financial regulation are issues that the G20 needs to prioritize.