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ITUC Joins ILO Global Coalition For Social Justice

Wednesday, 21 February 2024, 6:04 pm | ITUC

The ITUC is now a member of the Global Coalition for Social Justice – a ground-breaking initiative aimed at intensifying collective efforts to address social justice deficits. ITUC General Secretary Luc Triangle said: “The Coalition is key to tackling increasing ... More >>

International Day Of Persons With Disabilities: Trade Unions Take The Lead

Saturday, 2 December 2023, 2:04 am | ITUC

To mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities , 3 December, the ITUC is highlighting the critical contributions of trade unions in promoting the rights, and supporting the integration, of people living with disabilities.   The ... More >>

ITUC backs “Make Amazon Pay” movement

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 9:17 am | ITUC

The ITUC supports the growing number of labour, environmental, anti-racism, data-rights and progressive tax groups working to hold Amazon, the world’s sixth largest company, to account for its exploitative and destructive strategy to maximise its profits ... More >>

ITUC calls for immediate ceasefire

Saturday, 21 October 2023, 6:24 am | ITUC

The ITUC calls for an immediate ceasefire by all parties and the return of all hostages and people held in Gaza and Israel without legitimate legal basis to their homes. We support the UN Secretary General's position for a major humanitarian effort for ... More >>

Global Unions Demand Stronger Protections For Working People In Negotiations For Business And Human Rights Treaty

Saturday, 21 October 2023, 5:51 am | ITUC

Corporate human rights abuses will be in the spotlight at the latest round of talks for an international agreement to regulate transnational corporations in human rights law. The ITUC and the Global Unions Federations have outlined their demands for a ... More >>

World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings: Trade unions demand substantive reforms

Tuesday, 10 October 2023, 9:07 pm | ITUC

As the World Bank and the IMF hold their Annual Meetings in Marrakech trade unions call on these institutions to embrace new economic paradigms to meet the dire challenges of the current moment, including the climate crisis, mounting debt, spiralling costs-of-living ... More >>

Philippines: Trade Union Organiser Killed

Friday, 6 October 2023, 7:53 am | ITUC

The ITUC denounces the killing, by the police in the Philippines, of Jude Thaddeus Fernandez, an organiser with the ITUC-affiliated Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) trade union centre. The ITUC has been informed that Jude Thaddeus Fernandez was shot dead on ... More >>

Global Chemicals Safety Agreement: Big Wins For Workers, Big Challenges For The ILO

Friday, 6 October 2023, 7:50 am | ITUC

The fifth session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5) has concluded with agreement on a new Global Framework on Chemicals – for a planet free of harm from chemicals and waste. The global trade union delegation from Australia, ... More >>

Solidarity With Indian Farmers And Workers

Wednesday, 4 October 2023, 6:44 am | ITUC

The ITUC stands in solidarity with Indian farmers and trade unions in their joint fight against the Modi government’s agricultural liberalisation and labour law reforms, as they mark two years since the killing of four farmers protesting the ... More >>

ITUC backs key social protection campaign

Saturday, 30 September 2023, 6:06 am | ITUC

The ITUC is backing the campaign ‘Social Security For All’, launching 4 October, to build pressure ahead of the annual meetings of the International Financial Institutions (IFIs). Social protection is one of the six key demands of the New Social Contract ... More >>

Domestic Debt: Do Not Push The Pain Further Onto Workers

Sunday, 17 September 2023, 7:41 am | ITUC

The ITUC is calling for caution by the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) when looking at including domestic debt in restructuring deals with countries. The statement on Domestic Debt Restructuring (DDR) has been produced in time for the ... More >>

International Equal Pay Day: Trade Unions In Action

Thursday, 14 September 2023, 8:14 pm | ITUC

To mark UN International Equal Pay Day , 18 September, the ITUC is celebrating success stories from trade unions around the world that have campaigned to tackle the gender pay gap. The briefing, Trade union action to promote equal pay for work of equal ... More >>

G20 India: No Action, No Urgency

Tuesday, 12 September 2023, 6:50 am | ITUC

The ITUC and TUAC look forward to the Brazilian presidency of the G20 focused on taking action for the most important issues for working people, after a woeful outcome from the latest leaders’ summit in New Delhi, India. The final G20 Leaders’ Declaration ... More >>

World Day For Decent Work: It’s Time For A Pay Rise

Saturday, 9 September 2023, 6:01 am | ITUC

This 7 October, the World Day for Decent Work, the ITUC says “It’s Time for a Pay Rise” to relieve the enormous pressure on working people and their households due to inflation driven by corporate profiteering The share of global wealth that ... More >>

Ecuador: ITUC Demands Immediate Government Action

Tuesday, 15 August 2023, 7:17 am | ITUC

The heads of the ITUC and TUCA, the ITUC’s regional organisation for the Americas, have written to the President of Ecuador demanding immediate action to halt the spiral of violence in the country. Dozens of people have been hurt and killed in pre-election ... More >>

International Youth Day: Join A Union, Shape The Future

Friday, 11 August 2023, 6:04 pm | ITUC

For International Youth Day , 12 August, the youth committee of the ITUC, representing the 400 million young people in the global workforce, sees an unprecedented opportunity for the trade union movement, the world’s largest democratic social force, to renew ... More >>

International Day Of The World’s Indigenous Peoples: Unions Commit To Fight Discrimination

Tuesday, 8 August 2023, 6:38 pm | ITUC

On the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, 9 August 2023, Indigenous peoples’ organisations and trade unions, highlight the extreme forms of discrimination faced by native groups. This includes: The lack of rights to self-governance or access ... More >>

Venezuela: Union Leaders Imprisoned

Tuesday, 8 August 2023, 7:08 am | ITUC

The ITUC and its regional organisation for the Americas, TUCA , deplore the sentencing of Venezuelan union leader Gabriel Blanco and three other trade union officials to 16 years imprisonment. Gabriel Blanco, the Communications Director of the Caracas ... More >>

Unions Win New UN International Day For Care And Support

Thursday, 27 July 2023, 6:48 am | ITUC

The ITUC has welcomed the adoption by the UN General Assembly on 24 July (Monday) of a Resolution for the International Day for Care and Support on 29 October. The Resolution for the International Day for Care and Support on 29 October recognises ... More >>

ITUC condemns Hong Kong administration for putting a bounty on the heads of human rights defenders and trade unionists

Friday, 14 July 2023, 5:59 am | ITUC

The ITUC has protested to the Hong Kong authorities, the ILO and the UN over its deep concern about the escalation in the climate of fear, intimidation, arrests, arbitrary prosecutions, threats for the exercise of trade union rights and civil ... More >>





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