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Colombia: ITUC Demands Free And Fair Presidential Elections

Thursday, 26 May 2022, 6:22 am | ITUC

The ITUC has expressed its deep concern over serious allegations of illegal interference in the electoral process by a number of employers in Colombia. According to several complaints received by the ITUC, workers have been threatened with dismissal if they ... More >>

ITUC Welcomes Conclusions Of Global Conference On The Elimination Of Child Labour

Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 6:19 am | ITUC

The ITUC has welcomed the conclusions of the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour, but called on governments to redouble their efforts to eliminate the scourge of child labour. The Conference , held in Durban, South Africa, the 15 ... More >>

ITUC’s Gender-transformative Agenda For Recovery And Resilience

Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 6:08 am | ITUC

The International Trade Union Confederation has published the outcomes of the 4th ITUC World Women’s Conference that will act as a “milestone” for future work and a blueprint for unions to drive change. The document contains concrete recommendations ... More >>

Global Compact For Migration: Good Intentions, But Weak On Labour Standards

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 5:53 am | ITUC

Global trade unions have welcomed the good intentions of the first International Migration Review Forum (IMRF) of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) but have criticised the forum’s weak commitments to labour standards. ... More >>

Road Map For Sri Lanka

Saturday, 21 May 2022, 1:38 pm | ITUC

The ITUC is supporting the call of Sri Lanka’s trade unions for a broad-based interim government to be put in place until the end of this year to adopt a road-map to repair the country’s economy and to exercise full democratic rights. Several ... More >>

Belarus: ITUC Reaffirms Support For Unions Under Sustained Attack

Saturday, 21 May 2022, 1:36 pm | ITUC

The ITUC has restated its support for the independent trade unions in Belarus as the government there intensifies its attacks on the movement. Of the dozens of union leaders and officials detained in April, at least 10 remain in custody, with limited ... More >>

Trade Unions Stand In Solidarity With LGBTIQ Workers

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 6:17 pm | ITUC

On 17 May, International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, the ITUC stands in solidarity with LGBTIQ workers, reaffirming its commitment to building respect and dignity for all workers, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender ... More >>

ITUC Condemns Killing Of Journalist By Israeli Security Forces

Friday, 13 May 2022, 8:14 pm | ITUC

The ITUC has condemned the killing of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh and the wounding of producer Ali al-Samudi in Jenin, occupied Palestine, on 11 May. Ali Al-Samudi and a number of witnesses have blamed Israeli security forces for the shootings. ... More >>

Trade Unions And Peace Campaigners Call For Ukraine Cease Fire On Day Of Liberation

Sunday, 8 May 2022, 5:33 am | ITUC

The 200-million strong ITUC and the biggest global peace network, the IPB, have written personally to Presidents Putin and Zelensky urging them to mark Europe’s “day of liberation” – 8-9 May - by declaring a cease fire as a precursor to ... More >>

Unions And Development Cooperation Donors Emphasise The Importance Of Increased Support For Social Protection

Thursday, 5 May 2022, 6:16 am | ITUC

Trade unions have made a strong case for how official development assistance (ODA) can be used to achieve universal social protection. Discussions took place with development cooperation donors from the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) at the ... More >>

UN Committee: Lula Was Victim Of A Biased Judge

Saturday, 30 April 2022, 5:24 am | ITUC

The UN Human Rights Committee has concluded that former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva did not receive a fair trial in the judgment that led to his 580-day imprisonment. After six years of analysis, the international body established ... More >>

#IWMD22: Unions Call For Workplace Health And Safety To Become A Fundamental Right For Working People

Thursday, 28 April 2022, 6:15 pm | ITUC

As the number of workplace cases of COVID-19 shows, failures in health and safety at work can have catastrophic effects, not only on workers themselves and their families, but also on individual businesses and even whole economies. It is in the interests ... More >>

Quality Jobs And Collective Bargaining Must Be At The Centre Of The IMF And World Bank

Tuesday, 26 April 2022, 6:00 am | ITUC

The spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank have taken place under the dark clouds of war and the pandemic. With the world of work and multilateral cooperation in a deeply damaged state, trade unions call for a comprehensive ... More >>

Common Security 2022: Global Civil Society Leaders Set Out Path To Peaceful Progress

Friday, 22 April 2022, 5:46 am | ITUC

With the threat of a new cold war looming as war rages in Ukraine, a group of influential civil society leaders have launched a call to action to set the world on the path to peace based on the concept of common security. Forty years years ago, the Palme ... More >>

Belarus: KGB Detains Union Leaders

Thursday, 21 April 2022, 6:17 am | ITUC

At least fourteen leaders and officials of the independent trade union movement in Belarus have been detained by the country’s security service the KGB. Those detained include Aleksandr Yarashuk, President of the ITUC-affiliated BKDP, BKDP ... More >>

Climate Change: IPCC Report Confirms That Just Transition And Green Jobs Are Central To Success

Wednesday, 6 April 2022, 5:58 am | ITUC

“A litany of broken climate promises” is how UN Secretary-General António Guterres described the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), but their findings are clear that a rapid shift to renewable energy through just ... More >>

Guatemala: Death Threats Against Union Leader And Family

Saturday, 2 April 2022, 6:41 am | ITUC

The ITUC is calling on the government of Guatemala to provide immediate protection to trade union leader Carlos Mancilla and his family following a series of death threats. On March 31, Mr Mancilla and his family members received anonymous phone ... More >>

Hong Kong: Former Union Leaders Arrested As Repression Escalates

Saturday, 2 April 2022, 6:29 am | ITUC

The ITUC is calling for urgent action by governments following the latest attack on union activities by the authorities in Hong Kong. National security police raided the offices of the disbanded Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) , arrested ... More >>

World Women’s Conference Second Session: Equal Pay, Equity In Recovery, Just Transition, Women’s Leadership

Wednesday, 30 March 2022, 7:47 am | ITUC

The second session of the 4th ITUC World Women’s Conference will be held online, 30 – 31 March, putting a new social contract, grounded in equality and equity, at the centre of recovery and resilience. Women trade union activists from around ... More >>

ITUC Welcomes Election Of Gilbert Houngbo As ILO Head

Saturday, 26 March 2022, 7:01 am | ITUC

The ITUC has welcomed the election today of Gilbert Houngbo as the next director general of the International Labour Organization (ILO). The ILO’s Governing Body, made up of government, employer and worker representatives, elected Mr Houngbo from ... More >>