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Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 11:22 am | ITUC

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International Trade Union Confederation

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 11:22 am | ITUC

A new report from the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) exposes how far Qatar will go to deny workers their rights, ahead of a critical FIFA Executive Committee meeting onThursday 20th March in Zurich. More >>

Trade Unions from Across Europe Endorse Five-Point Plan

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 11:19 am | ITUC

Trade unions from across Europe, meeting today in Brussels, have issued a call for a peaceful, efficient and socially-acceptable way out the crisis in Ukraine, pointing to the years of irresponsible policy-making, unaccountable economic management and ... More >>

Cambodia: Bail denied to imprisoned Unionists

Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 2:05 pm | ITUC

Brussels, 11 February 2014 (ITUC OnLine): The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) deplores the denial of bail once again for the 21 Cambodian workers who remain in prison. An appeal was immediately filed with the Supreme Court. In the meantime, ... More >>

Qatar: World Cup worker welfare standards not delivered

Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 12:29 pm | ITUC

Brussels, 11 February 2014 (ITUC OnLine): Qatar’s new World Cup worker welfare standards do not deliver fundamental rights for workers and merely reinforce the discredited kafala system of employer control over workers, warned the International ... More >>

L20 calls for joint G20 action for quality jobs

Thursday, 6 February 2014, 10:10 am | ITUC

L20 calls for joint G20 action for quality jobs and equitable growth Brussels, 5 february 2014 (ITUC OnLine): As the Employment Task Force of the G20 (ETF) meets in Sydney to discuss its mandate and deliverables for 2014, the L20 has issued a ... More >>

Morocco: Strategic Agreement on United Trade Union Action

Saturday, 1 February 2014, 10:49 am | ITUC

Brussels, 31 January 2014 (ITUC): The three Moroccan trade union centres, UMT-CDT-FDT, signed a strategic agreement on united trade union action on Wednesday, at the UMT head office, aimed at tackling the government's 'anti-democratic and anti-popular' ... More >>

West Bank: ITUC calls for negotiation to end strike

Thursday, 30 January 2014, 2:58 pm | ITUC

ITUC calls for Palestinian Relief Agency to negotiate end to strike Brussels, 29 January 2014 (ITUC) - The UN’s relief agency for Palestinians, UNRWA, should enter talks to end a 58-day strike of its employees, and donor governments need to boost ... More >>

Tunisia: ITUC welcomes new constitution

Thursday, 30 January 2014, 11:55 am | ITUC

Brussels, 28 January 2014 (ITUC OnLine): The adoption of a new constitution in Tunisia is a “historic moment for the country and the region as a whole, and I would like to congratulate the UGTT for the key role it has played in reaching this crucial ... More >>

Trade union judicial harassment is still present in Turkey

Wednesday, 29 January 2014, 10:20 am | ITUC

Brussels, 28 January 2014 (ITUC OnLine): In Turkey, judicial harassment of trade unions continues with six KESK members kept in prison pending trial. There are still 50 other KESK members indicted along with the six who remain in prison, and all were ... More >>

Unions call for leaders to reshape the world economy

Wednesday, 22 January 2014, 9:45 pm | ITUC

Davos 2014: Unions call for leaders to reshape the world economy with jobs and decent wages More >>

Pressure Mounting on Cambodia to respect Workers’ Rights

Tuesday, 21 January 2014, 12:27 pm | ITUC

Brussels, 20 January 2014 (ITUC OnLine): Pressure on Cambodia’s government to respect workers’ rights is mounting, with the ITUC, Global Union Federations UNI and IndustriALL and 30 major retail and garment companies calling on Cambodian Prime Minister Hun ... More >>

Guatemala: Member of Young Trade Unionists’ Network Murdered

Wednesday, 15 January 2014, 1:16 pm | ITUC

The ITUC has firmly condemned the killing of Marlon Dagoberto Vásquez López, aged just 19. Marlon played an active role in the young trade unionists’ network in Quetzaltenango and was a member of the construction and service workers’ union ... More >>

Turkey: Union movement calls to stop judicial harassment

Tuesday, 14 January 2014, 4:49 pm | ITUC

Turkey: International trade union movement calls to stop judicial harassment against unionist Brussels, 13 January 2014 (ITUC OnLine): In January, the ITUC will join the international trade union delegations attending in Turkey the court hearings ... More >>

ITUC expresses concern over jailed trade union members

Tuesday, 14 January 2014, 9:27 am | ITUC

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), the ITUC Asia-Pacific and IndustriALL-SE Asia Office (the global union federation branch representing garment workers in this region) have today completed an urgent four-day mission to Cambodia to respond to ... More >>

Swedish 2022 Olympics Bid Sets New Standard

Saturday, 11 January 2014, 10:19 pm | ITUC

Brussels, 10 January 2014 (ITUC OnLine): Today’s landmark agreement to protect workers’ rights for Stockholm’s bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics has been welcomed by the ITUC as setting a benchmark for all global sporting events. ... More >>

Global Union Bodies Demand Justice for Cambodian Workers

Tuesday, 7 January 2014, 9:11 am | ITUC

Brussels, 6 January 2014 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC , Global Union Federation IndustriALL and UNI Global Union have expressed horror at the violent repression of garment worker strikes by security forces and government-backed vigilantes. Workers had been demonstrating ... More >>

Korean Police Attack KCTU Headquarters

Monday, 23 December 2013, 8:37 am | ITUC

Brussels, 22 December 2013 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC and the International Transport Workers’ Federation are gravely concerned about the ongoing contraventions of human and trade union rights in South Korea. Korean police attacked the offices of the ... More >>

Global Unions Statement on International Migrants’ Day

Thursday, 19 December 2013, 4:33 pm | ITUC

Global Unions issued a statement calling for respect for migrants, including the full respect of the rights of migrant workers to form and join trade unions. More >>

WTO not able to reconcile trade and development

Monday, 9 December 2013, 12:00 pm | ITUC

The package agreed in Bali overnight, and released with great fanfare, demonstrates how unbalanced the global trade agenda still is. More >>



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