Saturday, 19 February 2011

New CWC briefing on investing in decent work

Many of you won't have heard of the Committee on Workers' Capital. It's basically a grouping of TU people who are interested in how the labour movement can influence the capital in pension funds and other savings and investment vehicles. It's well worth a look for any of you who share my interest in trying to develop a left-of-centre agenda in this bit of the world. And there are plenty of good, practical examples of what unions can achieve in this area.

Anyway, there's the background the CWC has just produced a second briefing on investing in decent work (press release here - PDF). It is essentially about making trustees and others aware of the dangers of investing in companies that benefit from the used of forced labour. Definitely worth a look.

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