Global Deal for Decent Work and Inclusive Growth: launch of flagship report 3 p.m. on Friday 18 May at OECD Headquarters, Paris


15/05/2018 - Job insecurity, wage stagnation and the rise of the gig economy mean constructive labour relations are more important than ever, yet trade union membership is declining in many countries. A new report examines how social dialogue including collective bargaining are faring in different countries and shows how the Global Deal for Decent Work and Inclusive Growth, an OECD-ILO initiative driven by Sweden, could address labour market challenges.


The Global Deal is an international multi-stakeholder partnership that aims to rebuild social dialogue in order to foster better-quality jobs and fairer working conditions, and help spread the benefits of globalisation, under the aegis of the Sustainable Development Goals. It encourages governments, business, trade unions and other bodies to take action to encourage dialogue and negotiate agreements. 


OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, will present the report in a panel discussion with:


  • Swedish Foreign Affairs Minister Margot Wallström
  • French Labour Minister Muriel Pénicaud
  • International Trade Union Confederation General Secretary Sharan Burrow
  • ILO Deputy Director-General for Field Operations & Partnerships, Moussa Oumarou
  • Danone Senior VP Corporate Affairs & Business Sustainability Integration, Emmanuelle Wargon


The launch event is open to the media. To register attendance, or to request an advance copy of the report under embargo, please contact Catherine Bremer in the OECD Media Office (; +33 1 45 24 97 00).


Working with over 100 countries, the OECD is a global policy forum that promotes policies to improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.


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