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ITUC Report Sets Out Framework For Legislation To Protect Workers Across Supply Chains

Monday, 22 June 2020, 6:05 pm | ITUC

To ensure a resilient world economy that will sustain a Covid-19 recovery conducive to social progress, governments must now take decisive legislative action, according to a new ITUC report, “Towards mandatory due diligence in global supply chains” ... More >>

Reform The IMF And World Bank To Re-build Better From COVID-19

Friday, 22 May 2020, 6:44 am | ITUC

To build a stronger and resilient world from the economic, health and social devastation of COVID-19 and the crises of inequality and climate change which preceded it, the World Bank and International Monetary Fund must move beyond structural reforms driven ... More >>

E-commerce Proposals At The WTO: A Recipe For Corporate Greed

Friday, 1 May 2020, 6:32 am | ITUC

A new report commissioned by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and authored by the New Economic Foundation warns that proposals, currently on hold, for a WTO “e-commerce” agreement would further exacerbate inequality and division ... More >>

COVID-19 Should Be Classified As An Occupational Disease

Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 7:27 am | ITUC

The ITUC and its Global Unions partners are calling for COVID-19 to be classified as an occupational disease, to ensure stronger workplace protections and access to compensation as well as to medical care. The call is being made today, on the International ... More >>

G20 Labour Ministers Step Back From Globally Co-ordinated Action Plan To Respond To Covid-19 Crisis

Saturday, 25 April 2020, 8:12 am | ITUC

The ITUC and TUAC (Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD) warned that political statements are not enough to respond to the Covid-19 global health, social and economic crisis. With up to 195 million jobs at risk, the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers ... More >>

ITUC May 1st Statement: One World: Jobs, Incomes, Social Protection

Saturday, 18 April 2020, 8:55 am | ITUC

As the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc around the world we are experiencing the greatest display of solidarity in human history. Shutdowns and confinement now cover most of the world’s population to prevent the rapid spread of the virus within communities ... More >>

IMF, World Bank Take Steps To Contain Pandemic And Reduce Burdens, But Fall Short Of Equitable Plan

Saturday, 18 April 2020, 7:47 am | ITUC

Decisions at the Spring Meetings of the international financial institutions help low-income countries put lives before debt payments and encourage global action to stop COVID-19. Facing the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, the ... More >>

Chilean Barbara Figueroa Awarded Arthur Svensson Prize 2020

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 6:40 am | ITUC

Chilean trade union leader Barbara Figueora has been awarded the prestigious Arthur Svensson International Prize for Trade Union Rights, in recognition of her commitment as the leader of CUT Chile in fighting for social justice. In 2012, Barbara Figueroa ... More >>

IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings Must Provide Global Leadership And Coordination

Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 7:13 am | ITUC

The ITUC has called on the international financial institutions at their Spring Meetings next week to put in place an urgent and comprehensive plan in response to the economic destruction caused by the COVID pandemic, with jobs and social protection ... More >>

12 Governments Show The World How To Protect Lives, Jobs And Incomes

Saturday, 28 March 2020, 12:34 pm | ITUC

New ITUC analysis of government responses from 69 countries to the COVID-19 pandemic has identified 12 governments which are putting people first as they tackle the economic fallout from lock down measures to stem the spread of the virus. Argentina, Austria, ... More >>

ITUC Mourns Passing Of Former President João Antonio Felicio

Saturday, 21 March 2020, 1:50 pm | ITUC

The ITUC is deeply saddened by the passing of Brazilian trade union leader João Felicio who has passed away following a long illness. Felicio served as ITUC President from 2014 to 2018 after being unanimously elected at the ITUC Berlin Congress. We ... More >>

Hong Kong: ITUC Calls For Withdrawal Of Unfounded Charges Against Union Leader Lee & Others

Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 8:55 am | ITUC

The ITUC has demanded that the Hong Kong authorities drop charges against Lee Cheuk Yan, General Secretary of the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions, and the other pro-democracy protesters facing criminal proceedings. Lee was arrested and charged, More >>

The ETUC & ITUC WelcomeLiftingOf EUTrade Benefits To Cambodia

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 8:10 am | ITUC

The European Commission announced today a partial withdrawal of trade concessions to Cambodia under its preferential trade arrangement, EverythingButArms(EBA). The decision came after a long period of “enhanced dialogue” initiated by the ... More >>

Zimbabwe's international reputation in the balance

Wednesday, 5 February 2020, 7:18 am | ITUC

Zimbabwe: government’s international reputation in the balance as it puts workers’ rights defenders on trial Nineteen of the twenty-eight trade unionists still on trial in Zimbabwe are set to appear soon in front of courts across the country as the government ... More >>

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 >>