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Calls for ILO Standard on Gender-based Violence at Work

Wednesday, 27 November 2013, 2:57 pm | International Trade Union Confederation

The ITUC is calling for a new international Convention on gender-based violence at the workplace, as the world observes the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women today. More >>

Trade unions join walkout of Warsaw climate talks

Friday, 22 November 2013, 3:30 pm | International Trade Union Confederation

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) joins major environmental and development groups in protest action at COP 19 in Warsaw where Governments are not acting responsibly to tackle the threat to lives, jobs and livelihoods that climate ... More >>

World Women’s Assembly to focus on organising women

Wednesday, 20 November 2013, 5:44 pm | International Trade Union Confederation

300 women trade union delegates from 100 countries are gathering in Dakar, Senegal, this week to analyse the impacts of the global jobs crisis on women, find ways to organise more women and map out international trade union action to improve women’s ... More >>

ITUC Supports Journalists Strike in Tunisia

Friday, 20 September 2013, 3:51 pm | International Trade Union Confederation

Brussels, 16 September 2013 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has joined with the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) in giving its full support to a national strike of Journalists in Tunisia, which starts tomorrow (Tuesday).  More >>

Trade in Services Agreement blocks access to public services

Tuesday, 10 September 2013, 11:30 am | International Trade Union Confederation

The Trade in Services Agreement is being negotiated by a group of World Trade Organization (WTO) members that comprises much of the membership of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) as well as eight developing countries, self-defined ... More >>

Syria: Use of Chemical Weapons is Inexcusable

Tuesday, 27 August 2013, 2:38 pm | International Trade Union Confederation

Brussels, 26 August 2013 (ITUC OnLine):  The ITUC is calling for the United Nations to complete a speedy and thorough investigation into the use of chemical weapons in Syria, as details of the death and injury toll from last Wednesday’s attack ... More >>

Tunisia: ITUC Condemns Killing of Mohamed Brahmi

Tuesday, 30 July 2013, 4:01 pm | International Trade Union Confederation

Brussels, 29 July 2013 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has firmly condemned the killing on 25 July 2013 of Tunisian opposition leader Mohamed Brahmi, general coordinator of the People's Movement, a member of the National Constituent Assembly and a leading ... More >>

Egypt: Labour Minister Appointment a Positive Step

Friday, 19 July 2013, 3:03 pm | International Trade Union Confederation

Brussels 17 July 2013 (ITUC OnLine): Egypt’s interim government has appointed prominent union leader as Manpower Minister in a move welcomed by the international trade union movement.  On confirmation of his appointment, Abu Eita resigned his post as president ... More >>

National Strike in Greece as Thousands More Face Dismissal

Wednesday, 17 July 2013, 2:46 pm | International Trade Union Confederation

Brussels, 16 July 2013 (ITUC OnLine): Greek trade unions have organised a national strike today to try to head off thousands more public sector lay-offs, new taxes on workers, wage cuts and removal of employment protections.  The strike was called ... More >>

ITF and BOURBON Sign Co-operation Agreement

Tuesday, 16 July 2013, 2:19 pm | International Trade Union Confederation

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) is pleased to announce the signing of a co-operation agreement with BOURBON, a major provider of marine services to the oil and gas industries in over 45 countries worldwide. The ITF states that ... More >>

L20 Summit Calls on G20 Ministers to Deliver Jobs Plan

Tuesday, 16 July 2013, 2:08 pm | International Trade Union Confederation

L20 Summit Calls on G20 Labour and Finance Ministers to Deliver on a Jobs Plan More >>

Brazil and Chile National Mobilisations

Friday, 12 July 2013, 2:35 pm | International Trade Union Confederation

Brussels, 11 July 2013 (ITUC OnLine):   The International Trade Union Confederation has expressed its full support for national actions called today by the Brazilian and Chilean trade union movements. More >>

Egypt: Military Must Stay Out of Politics

Friday, 5 July 2013, 12:10 pm | International Trade Union Confederation

The ITUC respects the courage of the Egyptian people in demanding inclusive and democratic government. Egypt’s military must now stay out of politics and allow a quick return to democracy under a constitution that ensures the rights of all. More >>

Bangladesh Govt to Review Deficient Labour Law Proposal

Wednesday, 3 July 2013, 2:37 pm | International Trade Union Confederation

Brussels, 2 July 2013 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC is encouraged that the government of Bangladesh has heeded the demands of the international trade union movement to continue to improve its draft labour legislation. The government is reported to have decided ... More >>

Egypt: Morsi’s Policies to Blame For Deepening Crisis

Tuesday, 2 July 2013, 2:09 pm | International Trade Union Confederation

Brussels, 1 July 2013 (ITUC OnLine):  Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s deeply partisan social and economic policies are at the root of the huge wave of popular discontent in Egypt, with more than 20 million people taking to the streets in recent ... More >>

ITUC Calls on UN Secretary-General to Respect UN Staff Union

Thursday, 27 June 2013, 3:19 pm | International Trade Union Confederation

Brussels, 26 June 2013, (ITUC Online):  In a letter http://www.ituc-csi.org/letter-to-ban-ki-moon-13415  to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the ITUC has called on the UN to respect international labour standards within its own operations.  The UN’s central administration has ... More >>

Turkish Unions Launch Strike as Govt Intensifies Repression

Tuesday, 18 June 2013, 3:47 pm | International Trade Union Confederation

Brussels, 17 June 2013 (ITUC OnLine): Turkish national trade union centres DISK and KESK have launched a national strike today as the government of Prime Minister Erdogan steps up violent repression of demonstrations against his autocratic rule.  Five ... More >>

World Day Against Child Labour

Thursday, 13 June 2013, 3:43 pm | International Trade Union Confederation

Brussels, 12 June 2013 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC is calling on governments to step up commitment to the global fight against child labour, with new evidence from the ILO that progress is slowing. 215 million children are still at work instead of in ... More >>

Bangladesh Labour Law Changes Inadequate

Wednesday, 12 June 2013, 3:26 pm | International Trade Union Confederation

Brussels, 11 June 2013 (ITUC OnLine): Changes to Bangladesh's notoriously weak labour laws being discussed in parliament are inadequate and will leave workers still without protection guaranteed under global labour standards, according to the international ... More >>

Gap Hitches Ride on Walmart’s Bangladesh Race to the Bottom

Thursday, 6 June 2013, 2:59 pm | International Trade Union Confederation

Brussels, 5 June 2013 (ITUC OnLine): The decision by US clothing retailer GAP to join Walmart in a non-binding and unenforceable “Bangladesh safety programme” is a sham, according the ITUC.  The two retail giants have ignored calls to join ... More >>

   

 

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