G20 countries make commitments on collective bargaining and gender equality

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(May 2017) Labour and gender equality issues featured at the recent G20 meeting in Germany. The G20 brings together the 19 leading industrial nations (including France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Turkey and the UK) and the European Union. The group recognised that: "minimum wage legislation and collective bargaining in particular can set income floors to reduce income inequality, eliminate poverty wages and achieve sustainable wage growth". Trade union and women's organisations also came together to urge G20 leaders to take action on equality in employment and decent work for women.

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