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New ITUC Report On Palestinian Workers In Israel And The Settlements

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 6:16 am | ITUC

A new report released by the International Trade Union Confederation(ITUC) has revealed the scandalous exploitation of Palestinian workers who work inside Israel and in the illegal Israeli settlements on Palestinian land. High unemployment in the West ... More >>

Trade Unions Set Out Demands For UN Financing For Development Forum

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 6:07 am | ITUC

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has published its demands for the 2021 United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Financing for Development (FfD) Forum to build recovery and resilience in the future economy. The event brings ... More >>

Belarus: ILO And UN Human Rights Commission

Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 6:12 am | ITUC

The ITUC has welcomed an International Labour Organization (ILO) Committee on Freedom of Association report that calls the Belarus government to account over serious violations of workers’ rights, including freedom of association and the right to strike. The ... More >>

Hong Kong Conviction Flouts National And International Law

Friday, 2 April 2021, 7:30 am | ITUC

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has condemned the conviction of union leader Lee Cheuk Yan, General Secretary of the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU), under the new National Security Law. Lee Cheuk Yan, with six ... More >>

Occupational Health And Safety: Progress At The ILO

Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 6:57 am | ITUC

A significant step towards making occupational health and safety a fundamental workers’ right has been taken at the International Labour Organization (ILO) Governing Body. At its meeting last week, governments overwhelmingly supported worker members of ... More >>

ILO: World’s Leading Experts Call For Occupational Health And Safety To Be Made A Fundamental Right

Tuesday, 23 March 2021, 6:26 am | ITUC

The world’s foremost experts in occupational health and safety have called for the International Labour Organization (ILO) to designate workers’ health and safety as a fundamental right on the eve of a 23 March ILO Governing Body debate on the ... More >>

Racism Is A Trade Union Issue: ITUC Statement For World Day Against Racism

Friday, 19 March 2021, 6:05 am | ITUC

Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown into sharp relief the need to urgently uproot and dismantle systemic inequalities and systems of oppression that have persisted for far too long within our societies and in the world of work. ... More >>

New Poll Shows Governments Failing To Tackle Jobs Crisis

Thursday, 11 March 2021, 6:52 am | ITUC

One year into the global COVID-19 pandemic, the health crisis has exposed gaps in access to social protection and has left a devastating impact on working people as households struggle with the loss of jobs and working hours. Across the ten G20 countries ... More >>

Brazil: ITUC Welcomes Overturning Of Lula Convictions

Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 6:40 am | ITUC

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has welcomed the quashing of unjust convictions of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and the restoration of his political rights A Supreme Court judge annulled the convictions on 8 March. ... More >>

Myanmar: Unions Call Extended National Work Stoppage

Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 7:49 am | ITUC

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has expressed its full support and solidarity with the call by Myanmar’s unions for an extended nationwide work stoppage to protect democracy and end the military dictatorship . Sharan Burrow, ... More >>

Haiti: Time To Break The Silence And Expose The Dictator Moïse

Saturday, 6 March 2021, 6:16 pm | ITUC

The united voice of the global unions has called for immediate action to withdraw support from the Moïse regime in Haiti to begin the restoration of human and trade union rights for the Haitian people. Jovenel Moïse has been ruling by presidential ... More >>

Hong Kong: Activists Should Be Released Immediately

Friday, 5 March 2021, 6:37 am | ITUC

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) have extended their solidarity to the 47 activists from Hong Kong arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit subversion under the new ... More >>

Large Expansion In Vaccine Production And Equitable Distribution Are Vital

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 9:24 am | ITUC

A massive scaling up of global vaccine production, and equitable distribution of vaccines, tests and treatments, are essential to combatting the COVID-19 pandemic. While some countries are making progress on vaccinating their whole populations, ... More >>

Belarus: Further Attacks On Unions And Journalists

Friday, 19 February 2021, 6:44 am | ITUC

In a further crackdown on trade unions this week, the authorities in Belarus have ransacked the offices of the REP radio and electronics union and targeted the BAJ journalists’ union . Several officials and members of both unions have been detained. ... More >>

Myanmar: Junta’s Cyber Law Brings Age Of Darkness

Tuesday, 16 February 2021, 7:25 am | ITUC

As Myanmar’s military coup leaders escalate violent suppression of popular dissent and continue to arrest and detain hundreds of people without any due process, their planned cyber law will place the entire population under ongoing surveillance and ... More >>

Military Coup In Myanmar: Solidarity Action

Tuesday, 9 February 2021, 11:46 am | ITUC

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) is appalled at the seizing of power by the military in Myanmar and will do all within its power to stop the coup succeeding, ensure the release of those detained and bring an end to the violence ... More >>

Save Lives At Work: International Workers’ Memorial Day - 28 April

Friday, 5 February 2021, 6:45 am | ITUC

On 28 April, International Workers’ Memorial Day , unions around the world are focusing their demands on getting the International Labour Organization (ILO) to adopt occupational health and safety as a fundamental right at work. The existing ... More >>

Hong Kong: Arrest Of Activists Seriously Violates Fundamental Human Rights

Friday, 8 January 2021, 6:57 am | ITUC

The ITUC condemns the arrest of 53 of Hong Kong’s most prominent pro-democracy activists, including the chair of the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) Carol Ng. The detentions were made by local police, under the controversial National ... More >>

Attack On Political Transition In The US Is A Disgrace

Friday, 8 January 2021, 6:49 am | ITUC

The aggressive attempt by some supporters of the defeated US president, Donald Trump, to block the formal process in the US Congress to confirm the election of Joseph Biden is a disgrace and an affront to democracy. “The threat and actual use of ... More >>

ILO Report: Wages Falling During Pandemic, 266 Million Have No Minimum Wage

Thursday, 3 December 2020, 8:39 am | ITUC

The latest Global Wage Report from the International Labour Organization (ILO) reveals downward pressure on wages in two-thirds of the world’s countries during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the crisis hitting the lowest paid hardest. 266 million people are ... More >>