EUObserver, 20 October 2023:

Wages should be based on a worker’s contribution to wider society — rather than their ability to generate profit, according to a new report of the UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Olivier De Schutter.

“It is absurd that the jobs that are most valuable to others, especially people in poverty, such as care, charity work or health care, are among the lowest-paid, while others are paid so handsomely for the social and environmental damage they create,” said De Schutter ahead of a speech to the UN General Assembly in New York on Friday (20 October).

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