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Australian government counts the cost of climate denial

Saturday, 11 January 2020, 10:35 am | ITUC

The extended bushfire season in Australia has wreaked havoc on communities, with 8.4 billion hectares of land burnt, and lives, homes and livelihoods lost along with up to a billion animals. The Insurance Council of Australia estimates the cost of ... More >>

Just Transition for climate ambition

Saturday, 21 September 2019, 11:28 am | ITUC

Trade unions, social movements and climate activists across the world are embarking on an historic week of mobilisations to demand climate action, starting on 20 September. Millions of people are set to stop work, engage in workplace actions and take to ... More >>

Amazon: global resistance to Bolsonaro’s destruction

Friday, 30 August 2019, 9:10 am | ITUC

The ITUC has expressed its full solidarity with the indigenous peoples of the Amazon who have seen vast swathes of their homeland go up in smoke. The policies and environmental denialism of Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro have been heavily criticised by ... More >>

Women take to the streets in Switzerland

Friday, 14 June 2019, 8:04 pm | ITUC

Time to fix the world of work as women take to the streets in Switzerland More >>

Unions are flying the flag for equality

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 12:26 pm | ITUC

On International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), trade unions reaffirm their commitment to expressing solidarity through diversity: no discrimination, no exceptions. The ITUC celebrates the progress that has been made towards equality, ... More >>

Uber IPO is a bad bet

Saturday, 11 May 2019, 11:18 am | ITUC

Loss-making Uber’s stock market float is a bad bet on a business that is facing a precarious future, according to the world’s main trade union body the ITUC. The company is facing strike and boycott actions called by its drivers in several countries ... More >>

May Day 2019: the time has come for a New Social Contract

Wednesday, 1 May 2019, 10:12 am | ITUC

With inequality soaring and corporations capturing an ever-greater share of wealth and holding governments to ransom, the ITUC is calling for a new social contract, backed by a universal labour guarantee, in this the Centenary year of the International ... More >>

Removing dangerous substances from the workplace

Monday, 29 April 2019, 9:27 am | ITUC

Every 11 seconds a person loses their life because of lethal working conditions. While awareness is growing, cancer remains the number one workplace killer in many countries. On this International Workers’ Memorial Day, the ITUC is calling for ... More >>

Striking for peace in Colombia

Saturday, 27 April 2019, 3:28 pm | ITUC

Working people took to the streets in their thousands yesterday in defence of the peace agreement in Colombia. Unions called a national strike in response to proposals currently being discussed in parliament that would undermine the peace process and ... More >>

Unions Call for Action on Marine Pollution

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 9:41 am | ITUC

UN Environment Assembly: Unions Call for Action on Plastics Pollution, Toxic Chemicals and Marine Pollution More >>

This International Women’s Day, let’s call time on Violence

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 9:33 am | ITUC

Gender-based violence blights the lives of millions of women. It excludes women from the world of work and often stigmatises them within their communities. More >>

World support for Indian unions over worker protections

Saturday, 23 February 2019, 12:36 pm | ITUC

International support for Indian unions over destruction of worker protections More >>

Trade unions win minimum wage increase in Nigeria

Friday, 1 February 2019, 9:40 am | ITUC

The ITUC has welcomed progress towards a minimum wage increase of sixty-six per cent in Nigeria. Trade unions won parliamentary support for the improvement amid last minute attempts to dilute the terms of the jointly agreed increase. “This is great ... More >>

“E-commerce” push at WTO threatens to undermine labour

Saturday, 26 January 2019, 10:54 am | ITUC

The ITUC has warned that new trade rules currently being tabled would place severe restrictions on governments’ ability to regulate in the interests of working people. The proposals, which come under the banner of the “e-commerce agenda”, have far-reaching ... More >>

Trade unions ramp up opposition to Hungary’s ‘slave law’

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 1:09 pm | ITUC

Brussels, 19 December 2018 (ITUC OnLine): Tens of thousands have taken to the streets in opposition to a new law that imposes drastic measures on working people in Hungary. The contentious law increases the limit on overtime to 400 hours a year and breaches ... More >>

Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary wins ITUC’s World’s Worst Boss

Saturday, 8 December 2018, 1:00 pm | ITUC

Copenhagen, 6 December 2018 (ITUC Online): Michael O’Leary was announced as winner of the world’s worst boss at the 4th International Trade Union Confederation World Congress in Copenhagen. The ITUC representing 207 million workers, is meeting in ... More >>

India: Alarming Erosion of Labour Laws

Saturday, 17 November 2018, 1:51 pm | ITUC

Brussels, 16 November 2018 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has expressed alarm at a wholesale erosion of labour laws initiated by the Indian government, and pledged full support for a general strike in protest against the changes planned for 5 January. The global ... More >>

World Bank and IMF should support a new social contract

Friday, 12 October 2018, 10:43 am | ITUC

Brussels, 11 October 2018 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC and its Global Unions partners, in a statement ahead of the IFI Annual Meetings taking place 12-14 October in Bali, Indonesia, are urging the international financial institutions to support a sustainable ... More >>

UN General Assembly calls for new social contract

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 10:00 am | ITUC

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) opened in New York this week with Assembly President María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés saying, “The world needs a social contract based on shared responsibility, and the only forum that we have to achieve this global ... More >>

Major win for Mexican workers

Saturday, 22 September 2018, 10:48 am | ITUC

Brussels, 21 September 2018 (ITUC OnLine): The decision by the Mexican Senate on 20 September to ratify ILO Convention 98 on the Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining is a major victory for Mexican workers, following a sustained campaign ... More >>



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