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Lack of Progress on Reinstatement of Workers in Bahrain

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 11:13 am | ITUC

The ITUC Deplores the Lack of Progress on Reinstatement of Workers in Bahrain after Seven Years Brussels, 14 February 2018: Today marks the seventh anniversary of Bahrain's peaceful uprising brutally repressed by the authorities. Since then, the government ... More >>

Korea: Hypocrisy exposed - Samsung boss walks free

Saturday, 10 February 2018, 11:37 am | ITUC

Brussels, 9 February 2018 (ITUC OnLine): Trade unions around the world are today demanding the immediate release of KCTU President Han Sang-gyun from prison, and the withdrawal of the charges against the former General Secretary of KCTU, Lee Young-joo, ... More >>

ITUC Denounces Arrest of Trade Union Leader in Turkey

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 9:54 am | ITUC

Brussels, 6 February 2018 (ITUC OnLine): In Ankara, this morning, Turkish anti-terror police raided the house of Ms Elif Cuhadar, executive committee member of the Turkish trade union KESK, and arrested her. The charges are related to her having participated ... More >>

ITUC Denounces Arrests of Medical Association Members

Friday, 2 February 2018, 12:18 pm | ITUC

Turkey: ITUC Denounces Arrests of Medical Association Members Brussels, 1 February 2018 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has denounced the arrest by the Turkish authorities of several members of the country’s Medical Association on the grounds that they ... More >>

Fiji: Government Steps Up Anti-union Repression

Saturday, 27 January 2018, 11:47 am | ITUC

Brussels, 26 January 2018 (ITUC Online): The ITUC has called on the Fiji government to cease their harassment of Fiji Trade Union Congress General Secretary Felix Anthony. In repeated interrogations police have accused him of 'sabotaging the economy', a ... More >>

ITUC Joins Global Solidarity Action in Support of Lula

Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 10:05 am | ITUC

Brussels, 23 January 2018 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has issued a global call for solidarity with former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. On 24 January, a regional appeals court will decide on politically motivated and false charges against Lula. ... More >>

World Bank Should Scrap Ideologically-driven Ratings

Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 9:38 am | ITUC

Brussels, 23 January 2018 (ITUC OnLine): Following an acknowledgment by the World Bank’s chief economist that the institution’s “Doing Business” (DB) report unjustly downgraded the policies of the outgoing Bachelet government in Chile, ITUC ... More >>

Russia:ITUC Denounces Court Decision to Dissolve Trade Union

Friday, 19 January 2018, 1:23 pm | ITUC

Brussels, 18 January 2018 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has denounced the decision of a local court in St Petersburg to dissolve a trade union on the grounds that it engaged in political activities. The decision to dissolve the Interregional Trade Union Workers' ... More >>

Vatican Convenes with Labour Leaders

Thursday, 11 January 2018, 9:12 pm | ITUC

Brussels, 11 January 2018 (ITUC OnLine): An international meeting of more than 300 trade union leaders convened by the Dicastery for promoting integral human development and hosted by the Vatican has called on intellectuals, business leaders, employers, ... More >>

Iran: Protests Show Need for Fundamental Reform - ITUC

Friday, 5 January 2018, 9:45 am | ITUC

ITUC OnLine Brussels, 4 January 2018 (ITUC OnLine) : The suppression of protests in Iran this week, with the tragic deaths of more than 20 people and the arrest of several hundred, will do nothing to resolve the underlying social and economic discontent ... More >>

Argentina’s WTO Civil Society Ban is Outrageous

Saturday, 9 December 2017, 2:45 pm | ITUC

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION ITUC OnLine Argentina’s WTO Civil Society Ban is Outrageous Brussels, 8 December 2017 (ITUC OnLine): Argentina’s decision to ban civil society advocates from participating in meetings at the WTO Ministerial ... More >>

ITUC: Trump Jerusalem Announcement Reckless and Divisive

Friday, 8 December 2017, 12:22 pm | ITUC

Brussels, 7 December 2017 (ITUC OnLine): US President’s Donald Trump’s announcement that the US will recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is a divisive and reckless act which seriously undermines the quest for peace between Israel and Palestine. More >>

Unions Call for ILO Convention on Gender-Based Violence

Saturday, 25 November 2017, 11:32 am | ITUC

Unions Call for Strong ILO Convention on Gender-Based Violence Brussels, 24 November 2017 (ITUC OnLine): Trade unions are using the UN Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls as a rallying point for a strong ILO Convention to tackle ... More >>

Paris Agreement goals still not matched by strong governance

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 9:00 am | ITUC

Bonn/Brussels, 21 November 2017 (ITUC Online) – Trade unions expressed concern at the closing of the annual gathering of the United Nations climate change convention in Bonn over the limited progress made in building the strong governance, oversight ... More >>

Unions Call for Political Courage to Eliminate Child Labour

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 8:28 am | ITUC

Brussels, 20 November 2017 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has welcomed the outcomes of a major international conference on eradicating child labour, held in Buenos Aires, and called on governments to show the political courage to tackle child labour and ... More >>

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 >>



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