Gerardo Martínez, Chair L20, closes summit with delivery of documents and recommendations from union sector to be presented in the next G20 leaders meeting taking place in Buenos Aires in December
LABOUR 20 IN MENDOZA
After two proposal meetings and debates, the L20 led by Gerardo Martínez and which gathered the highest international union representatives, concluded his deliberations with a drafting of his final document and recommendations to be presented in the next summit of G20 leaders which will take place in December in Buenos Aires.
The document, formally delivered to the Secretary of Labour Jorge Triaca, emphasized the concept of "just transition" before the technological advances and their impact on the world of work that may have negative consequences that may result in loss of jobs because of the unavoidable irruption of robotics and artificial intelligence in labour relations.
In this sense, Gerardo Martínez L20 Chair, pointed out that "we say that there must be a fair transition, we the workers are not going to be an obstacle but we do seek for a socio-occupational dimension that covers labour human rights and the fundamental conditions of social justice".
Other definitions agreed upon by union representatives emphasize on: guaranteeing minimum living wages established and adjusted according to the cost of living; promoting union freedom and collective negotiation; promoting genre equality on the labour market; eliminating global supply chains, precarity, informal jobs, slavery, child labour and promoting youth employment.
Pedro Villagra Delgado G20 Argentine Sherpa, who gave a speech at the opening, participated in this summit .Sharan Burrow General Secretary of the International Union Trade Confederation (ITUC), Pierre Habbard General Secretary of the Trade Union Advisory Committee before the OECD, Victor Báez Mosquera General Secretary of the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA) and representatives of the most important union centres of the world also took part in this summit.