TUC calls on Raab to reject Australian candidate to lead OECD


Trade union body says Mathias Cormann would set back fight against poverty and the climate crisis

The TUC has urged the UK foreign secretary to reject the Australian candidate to lead the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), saying it would set back the fight against poverty and the climate crisis.

Frances O’Grady, the head of the trade union body, said she was concerned that the UK was preparing to vote in favour of Mathias Cormann, the former Australian finance minister who has a reputation for defending Australia’s mining interests and denying climate change.

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