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ITUC Condemns Somalia Atrocity

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 9:01 am | ITUC

Brussels, 16 October 2017 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has condemned yesterday’s truck bomb attack, believed to be the responsibility of fundamentalist terror group Al Shabaab, which killed over 300 people and injured hundreds more. The truck carrying ... More >>

Kazakhstan Trade Union Leader’s Sentence Confirmed

Saturday, 30 September 2017, 1:15 pm | ITUC

Brussels, 29 September 2017 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has condemned the decision by the South Kazakhstan Regional Appeal Court confirming the sentence imposed on trade union leader Larisa Kharkova, as a political decision which flies in the face of ... More >>

Myanmar Crisis Must be Resolved Peacefully

Friday, 15 September 2017, 9:39 am | ITUC

Brussels, 14 September 2017 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has expressed grave concern over the fate of more than 300,000 stateless “Rohingya” people who have fled Myanmar into neighbouring Bangladesh in the face of violent clashes between Myanmar security ... More >>

North Korea: UN Decision Should Open the Way for Diplomacy

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 10:48 am | ITUC

Brussels, 12 September 2017 (ITUC OnLine): The unanimous decision by the UN Security Council to impose further economic restrictions on North Korea following its nuclear and missile tests shows that a peaceful solution is not out of reach, with the major ... More >>

ITUC/TUCA Statement on Venezuela

Saturday, 15 July 2017, 1:06 pm | ITUC

ITUC/TUCA Statement on Venezuela Brussels – São Paulo, 14 July, 2017 (ITUC OnLine)The ITUC and its Regional Organisation the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA) have once again expressed their deep concern over the current situation in ... More >>

New Bangladesh Accord will Protect Workers

Saturday, 15 July 2017, 1:05 pm | ITUC

New Bangladesh Accord will Protect Workers and Improve Bangladesh’s Garment Industry Brussels, 14 July 2017 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has welcomed the signing of the new Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety, as a further step towards protection ... More >>

Violence and repression of workers on the rise

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 4:17 pm | ITUC

Brussels, 13 June 2017 (ITUC OnLine): The number of countries experiencing physical violence and threats against workers has risen by 10 per cent in just one year, according to the annual ITUC Global Rights Index. Attacks on union members have been documented ... More >>

ITUC Response to US Announcement on Paris Agreement

Saturday, 3 June 2017, 3:44 pm | ITUC

ITUC Response to US Announcement on Paris Agreement Brussels, 2 June 2017 (ITUC OnLine): Following the announcement by the President Trump that the US would withdraw from fulfilling its international obligations under the Paris Climate Agreement, the international ... More >>

Jobs, Wages, Refugees and Workers’ Rights

Saturday, 20 May 2017, 12:51 pm | ITUC

Jobs, Wages, Refugees and Workers’ Rights in Global Supply Chains top G20 Labour Ministers agenda: G20 leaders must drive action More >>

Kazakhstan: Union Leaders Jailed, ITUC Takes Case to ILO

Saturday, 20 May 2017, 12:50 pm | ITUC

Brussels, 19 May 2017 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has lodged a formal complaint with the International Labour Organisation over the unjustified imprisonment of two oil industry trade union officials, as well as government refusal to recognise the rights ... More >>

Poll by World Union Body Shows Global Governance Failure

Monday, 15 May 2017, 9:21 pm | ITUC

Ahead of G20 Labour Ministers Meeting, International Poll by World Union Body Shows Global Governance Failure on Jobs Brussels, 15 May 2017 (ITUC OnLine): The annual global poll commissioned by the 181 million-member International Trade Union Confederation ... More >>

Inequality and insecurity at work can kill, warns ITUC

Saturday, 29 April 2017, 9:13 pm | ITUC

Brussels, 28 April 2017 (ITUC OnLine): Divisive employment practices and increasing insecurity at work are fuelling a worldwide epidemic of work-related 'diseases of distress', the ITUC has warned today, the International Commemoration Day for Dead ... More >>

Brazil General Strike

Friday, 28 April 2017, 8:30 pm | ITUC

Brussels, 28 April 2017 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has expressed its full solidarity with the workers of Brazil, as a general strike involving all the country's trade union confederations take place today. The strike is in protest at the Temer government's ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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