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Fyffes Union Leader in Honduras Escapes Murder Attempt

Saturday, 22 April 2017, 2:27 pm | ITUC

Brussels, 21 April 2017 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has expressed deep concern over a vicious attack against Moises Sanchez, leader of the Honduran agriculture trade union STAS, currently fighting multinational fruit company Fyffes for better working conditions. More >>

ITUC Calls on Apparel Brands to Join Transparency Pledge

Saturday, 22 April 2017, 2:26 pm | ITUC

Brussels, 21 April 2017 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has called on garment companies to sign a new supply chain Transparency Pledge launched today by a coalition of trade union organisations and NGOs. Of 72 companies contacted by the coalition, 17 are ... More >>

Kazakhstan: Union Leader Sentenced to Prison

Saturday, 8 April 2017, 1:49 pm | ITUC

Brussels, 7 April 2017 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has denounced the sentencing of Nurbek Kushakbayev, Deputy Chairperson of the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions of Kazakhstan, to two-and-a-half years in prison in connection with calls for a strike ... More >>

Bangladesh: Dozens of Workers Jailed for Striking

Saturday, 11 February 2017, 9:19 pm | ITUC

NTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION Bangladesh: Dozens of Workers Jailed for Striking Brussels, 10 February 2017 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has condemned the imprisonment by the Bangladesh authorities of at least 26 garment workers, including several union ... More >>

Court Decision a Victory in Fight Against Slavery

Saturday, 28 January 2017, 11:07 pm | ITUC

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION Brazil: Inter-American Court Decision a Victory in Fight Against Slavery Brussels, 27 January 2017 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has welcomed a call from the ILO’s Brazil office for land redistribution to combat forced labour ... More >>

Canada: Major Union Victory with Asbestos Ban

Saturday, 17 December 2016, 9:42 pm | ITUC

Brussels, 16 December 2016 (ITUC OnLine): In a major victory for Canada’s trade union movement, the Trudeau government today announced a ban on the import, export, manufacture and use of asbestos. While Canada banned asbestos in 2012, imports of ... More >>

Paris Climate Agreement signed at UN

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 9:41 am | ITUC

Brussels, 25 April 2016 (ITUC OnLine): Earth Day, 22 April, was marked by more than 170 countries signing the Paris Climate Agreement and committing to action to keep the global temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius. More >>

ITUC On Qatar World Cup

Saturday, 23 April 2016, 1:29 pm | ITUC

Brussels, 22 April 2016 (ITUC OnLine): The announcement by President Gianni Infantino of FIFA that it will establish an oversight body to monitor working conditions on World Cup stadium sites in Qatar shows that FIFA is beginning to take responsibility ... More >>

TPP Agreement bad for democracy

Friday, 5 February 2016, 9:26 am | ITUC

International Trade Union Confederation TPP Agreement bad for democracy, rights, public services and health Brussels, 4 February 2016 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has called the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) a major setback for employment ... More >>

Disinformation campaign against the ITUC

Saturday, 30 January 2016, 3:10 pm | ITUC

Disinformation campaign against the ITUC Brussels, 29 January 2016 (ITUC Online): The ITUC has for some time been facing a disinformation campaign by unidentified persons, in connection with our campaign to defend the rights of migrant workers ... More >>

Workers Killed and Arbitrary Detained by Turkish Security

Saturday, 23 January 2016, 8:18 pm | ITUC

Turkey: Workers Killed and Arbitrary Detained by Turkish Security Forces Brussels, 22th January 2016 (ITUC Online): The ITUC has strongly condemned the killing of workers and citizens by Turkish security forces. Security forces surrounded several towns ... More >>

Pacific Trade Agreement a Recipe for Corporate Greed

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 9:27 am | ITUC

Brussels, 6 October 2015 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has described the 12-country “Trans-Pacific Partnership” (TPP) trade deal announced on 5 October as a recipe for corporate greed. While the final text of the agreement is still not publicly available, leaked ... More >>

Trade Union Roadmap for Nepal Reconstruction

Saturday, 5 September 2015, 11:31 am | ITUC

Brussels, 4 September 2015 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has welcomed the Nepal government’s support for a trade union Roadmap for reconstruction and development, in the wake of the devastatingApril 25 earthquake ... More >>

Myanmar: National Trade Union Centre Officially Registered

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 8:18 am | ITUC

Brussels 28 July 2015 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has written to the Confederation of Trade Unions of Myanmar to congratulate them on their official registration by the government. More >>

US Decision on People Trafficking in Malaysia “Manipulated”

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 8:05 am | ITUC

Brussels, 27 July 2015 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC is deeply concerned that the US State Department today upgraded Malaysia from “Tier 3” to “Tier 2 Watch” in its annual Trafficking in Persons Report. The unwarranted upgrade is presumed to be result ... More >>

Myanmar: Employers Must Accept Minimum Wage

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 10:49 am | ITUC

Brussels, 3 July 2015 (ITUC OnLine): Trade unions have reacted angrily to threats by Myanmar manufacturing companies, backed by Korean and Chinese business interests, to close around 100 factories if a minimum wage is introduced. The government has ... More >>

ITUC Appeals to Voting Members to Reject Qatar Airways Deal

Friday, 3 July 2015, 8:23 am | ITUC

Barcelona Football Club: ITUC Appeals to Voting Members and Fans to Reject Qatar Airways Deal More >>

Swaziland: Pressure Brings Early Release of Prisoners

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 8:16 am | ITUC

Brussels, 30 June 2015 (ITUC OnLine): Swazi human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and journalist Bheki Makhubu are being released from prison in Swaziland two weeks before the end of their sentences for criticising the lack of independence of the judiciary, ... More >>

Korea: Supreme Court Affirms Right to Unionise

Friday, 26 June 2015, 8:04 am | ITUC

Brussels, 25 June 2015 (ITUC OnLine): In a landmark decision, Korea’s Supreme Court has now ruled that undocumented migrant workers have the right to unionise, eight years after the migrant workers’ trade union MTU first launched its legal action. ... More >>

Pope Francis’ Link of Climate Action with Social Justice

Monday, 22 June 2015, 5:20 pm | ITUC

Brussels, 18 June 2015 (ITUC OnLine): The unprecedented call for action from Pope Francis in encyclical “Laudato Si” makes explicit the terrible consequences that climate change and environmental degradation is already having on the poorest and ... More >>



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