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Spotlight on Shantha Sinha (India - MV Foundation)

Tuesday, 1 August 2006, 10:16 am | ICFTU OnLine

Brussels 31 July 2006 (ICFTU OnLine): The MV Foundation, an Indian NGO, has taken almost 400,000 children out of work and placed them in schools. Community mobilisation, dialogue with teachers and lobbying are the keys to it's success. Shantha Sinha, ... More >>

ICFTU Condemns Qana Killings

Tuesday, 1 August 2006, 10:08 am | ICFTU OnLine

The ICFTU today condemned the killing on Sunday of 54 civilians, including at least 30 children, in an attack by the Israeli airforce on the Lebanese town of Qana. Once again, innocent civilians are bearing the brunt of the conflict. More >>

The great corporate tax break

Thursday, 6 July 2006, 10:32 am | ICFTU OnLine

Brussels 06 July 2006 (ICFTU OnLine): , A major report released by the ICFTU today uncovers the disturbing extent of corporate tax avoidance and evasion and warns that unless governments cease engaging in the race to lower corporate taxes, both industrialized ... More >>

WTO: Turning back the clock on development

Sunday, 23 April 2006, 1:21 pm | ICFTU OnLine

Brussels, 21 April 2006: Following the latest round of WTO negotiations on industrial tariffs, which finished today, the ICFTU called on negotiators to reverse their commitment to the proposed so-called Swiss formula for tariff cuts. More >>

Exploitation not a path to alleviating poverty

Monday, 10 April 2006, 8:38 pm | ICFTU OnLine

Exploitation not a path to alleviating poverty, trade union body warns at end of services negotiations at WTO More >>

Bangladesh: the return of anti-union repression

Monday, 10 April 2006, 8:30 pm | ICFTU OnLine

Brussels (ICFTU online): 3 trade union leaders were arrested by the Bangladeshi authorities on 24 March. They are members of the Bangladesh Cha Workers' Union (BCWU), an affiliate of the Bangladesh Mukto Sramik Federation (BMSF), which is itself affiliated to the ... More >>

Migration from Africa to Europe & Decent Work

Monday, 10 April 2006, 8:24 pm | ICFTU OnLine

Migration from Africa to Europe: promoting development, decent work and the real needs of the labour market More >>

Djibouti: Arrests of trade union officials

Friday, 7 April 2006, 10:23 am | ICFTU OnLine

Brussels, (ICFTU OnLine): One day after issuing a joint statement with the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH, Paris) strongly condemning the forced expulsion on Saturday 1 April of a joint ICFTU-FIDH mission from Djibouti followed by the arrest ... More >>

Djibouti: What are the authorities hiding?

Thursday, 6 April 2006, 1:47 pm | ICFTU OnLine

The Djibouti authorities have arrested and expelled an ILO representative tasked with investigating the trade union situation in that country and are refusing entry to a joint FIDH/ICFTU mission to Djibouti. More >>

United Arab Emirates: Union Rights Announcement

Thursday, 6 April 2006, 11:24 am | ICFTU OnLine

Brussels, (ICFTU OnLine): The announcement by the United Arab Emirates on 30 March of a planned amendment to the labour law which would allow workers in the Emirates to join unions, take strike action and engage in collective bargaining with employers ... More >>

Africa-Europe Dialogue: Labour migration on agenda

Wednesday, 5 April 2006, 8:11 pm | ICFTU OnLine

Brussels (ICFTU OnLine) Senior Government officials, executives of employers' organizations and trade union leaders from Africa and Europe will examine ways of making labour migration contribute to integration and development at a Africa-Europe Inter-regional ... More >>

Trade Unions call on UN to work on decent jobs

Wednesday, 5 April 2006, 8:03 pm | ICFTU OnLine

New York - ICFTU Online: A four-member trade union delegation led by ICFTU President Sharan Burrow will participate in a meeting of the UN's Economic and Social Council in New York from 4-5 April in the lead up to a High-Level Segment meeting of ECOSOC ... More >>

Cambodia: Unionists released but concerns remain

Tuesday, 7 February 2006, 10:58 am | ICFTU OnLine

Brussels, 3 February 2006 (ICFTU OnLine) Numerous trade unionists, sympathisers, journalists and diplomats posted in the Cambodian capital paid tribute to the triumphant return to Phnom Penh on 1 February of Chea Mony, president of the Cambodian trade ... More >>

Unions ready to face challenges in the Americas

Monday, 30 January 2006, 5:42 pm | ICFTU OnLine

Brussels, 27 January 2006 (ICFTU OnLine): "We have to look ahead, to look for new alternatives for the Americas. We have to make alliances, to fight with our brothers and sisters in the Americas for another continent - one where our people are no longer ... More >>

ICFTU - Drop Charges Against WTO Protesters

Tuesday, 10 January 2006, 1:53 pm | ICFTU OnLine

On the eve of a court hearing of charges against 14 people accused of "unlawful public assembly" arising from protests at the December WTO Ministerial meeting, the ICFTU and its Global Unions partners have reiterated their call on the Hong Kong authorities ... More >>

Protests Against Howard Government Labour Laws

Thursday, 17 November 2005, 10:34 am | ICFTU OnLine

More than 500,000 people joined rallies and meetings around Australia yesterday to protest against the conservative government's new industrial relations laws, which will remove fundamental protections from the nation's workforce. More >>

New Trade Union World Briefing on Moldova

Friday, 11 November 2005, 10:42 am | ICFTU OnLine

Brussels, 10 November 2005 (ICFTU Online): The flood of emigrants, the explosion of the informal economy, child labour, trade union rights violations and the forgotten dispute over Transnistria are just some of the issues covered in this new 12-page ... More >>

Zimbabwe: Fears for safety of imprisoned unionists

Thursday, 10 November 2005, 2:38 pm | ICFTU OnLine

Brussels, November 9, 2005 (ICFTU OnLine):: The International Confedartion of Trade Unions received further disturbing news today concerning the fate of nearly 200 trade unionists arrested by the Mugabe regime for protesting against poverty. More >>

Red alert over Cambodian trade unionist's arrests

Thursday, 20 October 2005, 3:50 pm | ICFTU OnLine

Brussels, 19 October 2005 (ICFTU OnLine): ICFTU General Secretary Guy Ryder today wrote to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen urging him to immediately release Rong Chhun, President of the Cambodia Independent Teachers' Association (CITA), who was ... More >>

Murders of unionists on the rise in the Americas

Wednesday, 19 October 2005, 10:11 am | ICFTU OnLine

Murders and death threats against trade unionists in the Americas on the rise, Colombia the bloodiest of them all More >>





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