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Spotlight on A. Balasubramaniam (MTUC-Malaysia)

Wednesday, 17 January 2007, 8:26 am | International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

Brussels, 16 January 2007 (ITUC Online): Malaysia is one of the favourite destinations of migrant workers in South-East Asia. The MTUC (Malaysian Trade Union Congress) is trying to protect them from the exploitation and pressure they face. It recently ... More >>

General Strike in Republic of Guinea

Friday, 12 January 2007, 8:27 am | International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

Guinea, 11 January 2007 (ITUC Online): An unlimited general strike has been launched in the Republic of Guinea. The action was called nationwide by the country's Inter-Confederal trade union grouping, founded by the national confederations CNTG and USTG and more ... More >>

19th ICFTU Congress a historic milestone

Tuesday, 31 October 2006, 9:41 am | International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

Vienna, 30 October 2006: The 19th Congress of the ICFTU, to be held tomorrow in Vienna, will be its last. Following the dissolution of the World Confederation of Labour (WCL) tomorrow morning, the largest trade union international will hold its ... More >>

Trade unions join world record attempt

Tuesday, 17 October 2006, 10:10 am | International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

Brussels, 16 October 2006 (ICFTU Online): As part of the Global Month of Action of GCAP, on 15-16 October workers world wide joined the global attempt to set an official Guinness World Record for the biggest number of people ever to Stand Up Against Poverty. More >>

Kyrgyzstan must combat child labour issue

Tuesday, 10 October 2006, 9:48 am | International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

Brussels, 9 October 2006 (ICFTU Online): Kyrgyzstan, one of the Central Asian states formerly in the Soviet Union, must do more to ensure workers' rights and to eliminate its serious child labour situation, a new ICFTU report finds. Released to coincide ... More >>

Spotlight on young workers in the EPZs

Tuesday, 10 October 2006, 9:44 am | International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

Brussels, 09 October 2006 (ICFTU Online): The second annual ICFTU Youth Solidarity Mission will take place in Honduras from 10 to 11 October. This event has been coordinated by the ICFTU Youth Committee with the help and assistance of ORIT (ICFTU Inter American ... More >>

True justice is needed in Cambodia

Wednesday, 4 October 2006, 10:21 am | International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

Brussels, 04 October 2006 (ICFTU Online): The ICFTU has called today on the authorities of Cambodia to reopen the investigation into the murder of Chea Vichea, President of the Free Trade Union of the Workers of the Kingdom of Cambodia (FTUWKC). Chea ... More >>

Child labour is still a reality in Congo Republic

Thursday, 28 September 2006, 8:23 am | International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

Brussels, 27 September 2006 (ICFTU Online): A new ICFTU report on core labour standards in the Republic of Congo is being issued today to coincide with the country's trade policy review at the WTO this week. More >>

International Day of Action for Colombia

Wednesday, 27 September 2006, 12:34 am | International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

Brussels, 26 September 2006 (ICFTU Online): The International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) is responding to the call from the Colombian trade union movement to declare 26 September an International Day of Action to support the "Tripartite ... More >>

International Day of T.U Action on Zimbabwe

Saturday, 23 September 2006, 3:32 pm | International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

The International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), the World Confederation of Labour (WCL) and the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) express their firm support for the leaders and members of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU). ... More >>

Tripartism not working in South Korea

Thursday, 21 September 2006, 11:07 am | International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

Brussels, 20 September 2006 (ICFTU OnLine): Although the South Korean authorities claim that the situation in the country is acceptable, the government is far from implementing the recommendations of the ILO Committee on Freedom of Association according ... More >>

International Union Bodies Condemn Thai Coup

Thursday, 21 September 2006, 11:05 am | International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

Brussels, 20 September 2006 (ICFTU OnLine): The ICFTU and the World Confederation of Labour today condemned the 19 September military coup in Thailand, led by army head General Sonthi Boonyaratglin. The coup took place while acting Prime Minister ... More >>

International Day of Trade Union Action

Tuesday, 19 September 2006, 10:59 am | International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

Brussels, 18 September 2006 (ICFTU OnLine): ): The ICFTU is calling for an international day of action on Friday 22nd September to protest against worsening anti-union repression in Zimbabwe. Further to the ICFTU appeal of 14 September (see previous online on ... More >>

Time for the World Bank/IMF to listen to workers

Tuesday, 19 September 2006, 10:38 am | International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

Brussels, 18 September 2006 (ICFTU OnLine): As government ministers from around the world prepare to meet with officials of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund at the institutions' Annual Meetings in Singapore this week, the international ... More >>

Spotlight on Rosa Calle

Tuesday, 19 September 2006, 10:35 am | International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

Brussels, 18 September 2006 (ICFTU OnLine): Rosa Calle, the trade union education and social protection secretary for the Bolivian workers' confederation COB and president of the Bolivian Section of the Andean Women Workers' Network, COMUANDE (1), gives ... More >>

Migrants: trade unions sign two new agreements

Tuesday, 19 September 2006, 10:32 am | International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

Brussels, 18 September 2006 (ICFTU OnLine): The ICFTU welcomes the two new bilateral agreements concluded by trade union centres to promote the defence of migrant workers' rights. The two partnership agreements recently signed by trade unions from Jordan ... More >>

World Bank on the wrong track

Sunday, 17 September 2006, 4:02 pm | International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

Brussels, 16 September 2006: As the World Bank launches its annual flagship publication, the World Development Report 2007: Development and the Next Generation, the global labour movement laments its approach on how to get more young people into employment. More >>

International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

Saturday, 16 September 2006, 3:26 pm | International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

Brussels, 15 September 2006(ICFTU online): The Zimbabwean authorities must immediately release the members of the Zimbabwean Council of Trade Unions (ZCTU), more than a dozen of whom have been tortured and injured following their arrest on September ... More >>

Pacific Union Condemns Progressive Enterprises

Saturday, 16 September 2006, 2:52 pm | International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

International Unions representing 30 million workers in the Asia-Pacific region have condemned Progressive Enterprises’ handling of locked out distribution workers. More >>

International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

Friday, 15 September 2006, 11:11 am | International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

ASEM: A step in the right direction Brussels, 14 September 2006 (ICFTU OnLine): Trade unions welcome the outcome of the Sixth Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) held in Helsinki on September 10 &11. The conclusions of the Meeting went further than ever before ... More >>

 

 

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