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World support for Indian unions over worker protections

Saturday, 23 February 2019, 12:36 pm | ITUC

International support for Indian unions over destruction of worker protections More >>

Trade unions win minimum wage increase in Nigeria

Friday, 1 February 2019, 9:40 am | ITUC

The ITUC has welcomed progress towards a minimum wage increase of sixty-six per cent in Nigeria. Trade unions won parliamentary support for the improvement amid last minute attempts to dilute the terms of the jointly agreed increase. “This is great ... More >>

“E-commerce” push at WTO threatens to undermine labour

Saturday, 26 January 2019, 10:54 am | ITUC

The ITUC has warned that new trade rules currently being tabled would place severe restrictions on governments’ ability to regulate in the interests of working people. The proposals, which come under the banner of the “e-commerce agenda”, have far-reaching ... More >>

Trade unions ramp up opposition to Hungary’s ‘slave law’

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 1:09 pm | ITUC

Brussels, 19 December 2018 (ITUC OnLine): Tens of thousands have taken to the streets in opposition to a new law that imposes drastic measures on working people in Hungary. The contentious law increases the limit on overtime to 400 hours a year and breaches ... More >>

Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary wins ITUC’s World’s Worst Boss

Saturday, 8 December 2018, 1:00 pm | ITUC

Copenhagen, 6 December 2018 (ITUC Online): Michael O’Leary was announced as winner of the world’s worst boss at the 4th International Trade Union Confederation World Congress in Copenhagen. The ITUC representing 207 million workers, is meeting in ... More >>

India: Alarming Erosion of Labour Laws

Saturday, 17 November 2018, 1:51 pm | ITUC

Brussels, 16 November 2018 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has expressed alarm at a wholesale erosion of labour laws initiated by the Indian government, and pledged full support for a general strike in protest against the changes planned for 5 January. The global ... More >>

World Bank and IMF should support a new social contract

Friday, 12 October 2018, 10:43 am | ITUC

Brussels, 11 October 2018 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC and its Global Unions partners, in a statement ahead of the IFI Annual Meetings taking place 12-14 October in Bali, Indonesia, are urging the international financial institutions to support a sustainable ... More >>

UN General Assembly calls for new social contract

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 10:00 am | ITUC

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) opened in New York this week with Assembly President María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés saying, “The world needs a social contract based on shared responsibility, and the only forum that we have to achieve this global ... More >>

Major win for Mexican workers

Saturday, 22 September 2018, 10:48 am | ITUC

Brussels, 21 September 2018 (ITUC OnLine): The decision by the Mexican Senate on 20 September to ratify ILO Convention 98 on the Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining is a major victory for Mexican workers, following a sustained campaign ... More >>

Argentina: General Strike Planned

Saturday, 15 September 2018, 11:03 am | ITUC

Brussels, 14 September 2018 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC’s affiliates in Argentina, CGT, CTA-A and CTA-T have announced a general strike for 24-25 September in opposition to expected sweeping austerity measures being developed by the government and the ... More >>

Belarus: Two Union Leaders Sentenced Despite Lack of Proof

Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 10:07 am | ITUC

The ITUC has described the 24 August sentencing of Belarusian trade union leaders Gennady Fedynich and Ihar Komlik, from the Radio and Electronics Industry Workers’ union REP, as a travesty of justice. The two were sentenced to four years’ suspended ... More >>

Zimbabwe Elections: Military unleash violence

Friday, 3 August 2018, 9:26 am | ITUC

Zimbabwe Elections: Military unleash violence on peaceful assembly of protesters, gunshots fired at trade union offices More >>

US Supreme Court Decision a Victory for Corporate Greed

Friday, 29 June 2018, 8:56 am | ITUC

Brussels, 28 June 2018 (ITUC OnLine): The decision by the US Supreme Court on the “Janus” case on 27 June, which allows public sector workers who are not union members to benefit for free from union-negotiated collective bargaining, is a victory ... More >>

ITUC Global Rights Index 2018: Democratic space shrinks

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 4:21 pm | ITUC

ITUC Global Rights Index 2018: Democratic space shrinks and unchecked corporate greed on the rise Restrictions of free speech and the right to protest unleash a wave of mass arrests and arbitrary detention of defenders of workers’ rights Brussels, ... More >>

ITUC Condemns Killings of Palestinian Civilians

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 8:48 am | ITUC

Brussels, 15 May 2018 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has condemned the killing of dozens of Palestinians by Israeli troops in Gaza in demonstrations at the border with Israel. More than two thousand are believed to have been injured. More >>

It’s Time to Change the Rules

Friday, 27 April 2018, 11:25 am | ITUC

One hundred and fifty years ago, workers in Britain came together to create the world’s first national trade union centre, the TUC, in the city of Manchester. They, and working people in many other places at that time, laid the first foundations ... More >>

Iran: FIFA Called on to Enforce Human Rights

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 10:53 am | ITUC

Brussels, 24 April 2018 (ITUC OnLine): The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), along with several union and civil society organisations, is calling on FIFA to ensure that its human rights policy is fully respected, and ensure that Iran ends ... More >>

The ITUC calls on measures to prevent next recession

Friday, 20 April 2018, 10:00 am | ITUC

IMF and World Bank meetings: The ITUC calls on measures to prevent a next recession and protect workers’ rights Brussels, 19 April 2018 (ITUC OnLine): Despite the IMF’s forecast this week that the present phase of stronger economic growth will ... More >>

Brazil: Decision to Jail Lula is a Travesty of Justice

Saturday, 7 April 2018, 11:14 am | ITUC

Brussels, 6 April 2018 (ITUC OnLine): The 5 April decision to allow the imprisonment of former Brazilian President Lula is the latest in a series of abuses of his legal rights. More >>

Former Brazilian President Lula’s convoy is attacked

Friday, 30 March 2018, 12:20 pm | ITUC

Brussels, 29 March 2018 (ITUC OnLine): On Tuesday, former Brazilian president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s election campaign busses were hit by gunfire in the state of Paranà during his campaign tour. The attack follows a week of hostility by fascist ... More >>



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