LABOUR-20 (L20) SUMMIT FIRST TOOK PLACE FORMALLY DURING THE FRENCH PRESIDENCY IN 2011.
The Labour 20 – L20 is an integral part of the G-20 and represents the interests of workers at the G20 level. The forum tries to bring together trade unionists from the G-20 countries representing 66% of the population and around 75% of Global GDP to discuss the issues concerning the working people and population in general that transcend borders. This year with the Republic of India as the official host for G-20, Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, India’s largest Trade Union has been appointed chair to host the L-20.
Since the outbreak of the Global Financial Crisis in 2008, the L20 has actively engaged with the inter-governmental processes in and around G-20 in order to ensure a better, more equal, just and sustainable world. Constructive dialogue with governments has been the key element towards achievement of goals desired. Over time the L-20 has tried to connect with other engagement groups, specially the Business-20 of which workers form an essential component.