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Full name Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD
Founded 1948
Members 66 million
59 unions in 31 OECD countries
Country International
Affiliation Independent
Key people Richard Trumka, President

Marc Leemans (Confédération des syndicats chrétiens)
Marie-Louise Knuppert (LO-Denmark)
Nobuaki Koga (RENGO Japan)

John Evans (TUAC), General Secretary
Office location Paris, France

The Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC) is the interface of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) with organized labour.

TUAC has 59 affiliated trade union centres in OECD countries, representing more than 66 million workers. It also has associate members in Brazil, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa. Over the past year, TUAC has focused on the response to the economic crisis, stressing the need for anti-crisis policies that stimulate growth and protect and create jobs, together with stronger regulation of the financial sector. TUAC calls for a paradigm shift in the underlying economic model so as to deliver a stronger global economy that reduces income inequality.

TUAC, working with the Exiting from the crisis: towards a model of more equitable and sustainable growth” .

TUAC and its Global Union partners have also contributed to the update of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and TUAC has launched a database and website of trade union cases submitted under the Guidelines since 2000.

The TUAC officers are:

President: Richard Trumka President Emeritus, AFL-CIO, United States

Vice Presidents: Marc Leemans, Honorary President CSC, Belgium; Marie-Louise Knuppert, National Secretary LO-Denmark; Nobuaki Koga, President RENGO, Japan

General Secretary: John Evans

External links

  • TUAC official website
Organized labour portal
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