UN Brief, 17 January 2024:

UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights Olivier De Schutter has called for a fundamental shift in how workers are compensated. His proposal, unveiled at the UN General Assembly in New York last fall, advocates for substantial wage increases for essential workers and implementing pay caps for those in industries that cause significant social and environmental harm.

“It is an absurdity,” De Schutter declared, “that those who contribute the most to society, especially those who serve those in need, are often among the lowest paid, while others reap immense rewards for actions that inflict damage on the very fabric of our world.”

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