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New Report: What Really Matters: Measuring Government Accountability And Moving Beyond GDP

Wednesday, 14 October 2020, 9:12 am | ITUC

COVID-19 has exposed a failure of governance in most countries as governments have neglected the needs of their people. A new ITUC report, What really matters: Measuring government accountability and moving beyond GDP , sets out a global agenda to rebuild ... More >>

Urgent Action Needed From IMF, World Bank And G20

Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 8:25 am | ITUC

The ITUC is calling for urgent and concerted action for economic recovery from the G20 Finance Ministers and from the IMF and World Bank, which are holding their Annual Meetings from 16 October. “With hundreds of millions of jobs lost and more than ... More >>

Health And Safety At Work Is A Fundamental Right

Thursday, 8 October 2020, 7:52 am | ITUC

The ITUC has condemned employer representatives and employer-aligned governments for refusing to allow the International Labour Organization (ILO) to move ahead with recognising health and safety at work as a fundamental right. Despite a pledge in ... More >>

ITUC Denounces Indonesian Government’s ‘omnibus’ Law

Tuesday, 6 October 2020, 8:37 am | ITUC

The ITUC has denounced a new Indonesian government ‘omnibus’ law that strips away workers’ rights and entitlements, environmental protections and paves the way for privatisation of the electricity sector, in order to attract foreign investment. ... More >>

Armenia/Azerbaijan: Unions Support UN Ceasefire Call

Thursday, 1 October 2020, 8:04 am | ITUC

The ITUC and its Pan-European Regional Organisation (PERC) have welcomed a call by the United Nations Security Council for an immediate ceasefire in the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, which has already cost dozens of lives. “This armed ... More >>

Indian Parliament Passes Laws That Attack The Rights Of Working People

Saturday, 26 September 2020, 9:21 am | ITUC

The ITUC is appalled at the three new bills passed by the Lok Sabha, the parliament of India, which trade unions in the country have called an open attack on the rights of working people. The changes have been driven by the business community that seeks ... More >>

Belarus: Government Steps Up Effort To Suppress Strikes

Friday, 18 September 2020, 8:27 am | ITUC

The government of Belarus has imposed 15-day prison sentences on striking workers at the Belaruskali mining conglomerate. The workers include Siarhei Charkasau, co-chair of the strike committee at the Belaruskali mining conglomerate and vice president ... More >>

G20 Labour Ministers Tackle Key Issues, But Vision Is Lacking

Saturday, 12 September 2020, 7:42 am | ITUC

The Ministerial Declaration adopted by G20 Labour and Employment Ministers on 10 September covers a raft of crucial issues as the Covid-19 pandemic wreaks havoc on jobs and livelihoods, but the sense of urgency required to tackle the scale of the ... More >>

Afghanistan: Government Blocks Trade Union Congress Again

Thursday, 10 September 2020, 7:59 am | ITUC

The ITUC has called on the president of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, to end the government’s obstruction of legitimate trade union work in the country and allow the ITUC-affiliated national trade union centre NUAWE to hold its congress. ... More >>

World Day For Decent Work: A New Social Contract For Recovery And Resilience

Sunday, 6 September 2020, 7:19 am | ITUC

A New Social Contract is required to ensure the global economy can recover and to build the resilience required to meet the convergent challenges of the pandemic, climate change and inequality. This year marks the 13th World Day for Decent Work ... More >>

A New Dawn For Migrant Workers In Qatar

Monday, 31 August 2020, 8:09 am | ITUC

New laws adopted today by the State of Qatar are a game changer in the protection of workers’ rights. Migrant workers are now free to leave their jobs and seek alternative employment following a notice period. This new law brings to an end the undue control ... More >>

G20: Global Trade Unions Call For Urgent And Comprehensive Action On Jobs, Recovery And Resilience

Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 7:21 am | ITUC

The international trade union movement is calling on the G20 governments to act urgently and decisively to protect and promote employment as the world faces continuing destruction of jobs and economic activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement ... More >>

Belarus: Strikes And Workplace Protests Add Pressure On Lukashenko To Go

Tuesday, 18 August 2020, 7:23 am | ITUC

Following massive public mobilisations in recent days, a wave of strikes and workplace protests are adding pressure on Belarus’ dictator Alexander Lukashenko to step down immediately. Lukashenko’s 26-year grip on power began to unravel after faked ... More >>

Belarus’ Rigged Presidential Election Must Be Re-run And Police Brutality Must Cease, Demands ITUC

Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 7:25 am | ITUC

The ITUC has denounced the violent attacks by the police and the special security forces on demonstrators protesting over disputed presidential elections on Sunday evening in Belarus (9 August) and called on the government of Belarus to respect ... More >>

Hiroshima/Nagasaki Anniversary Must Spur Efforts To End Nuclear Weapons

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 8:54 pm | ITUC

This week’s 75th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, with 250,000 killed and many more suffering terrible effects on their health, is a sombre reminder of the appalling destruction of nuclear weapons and should spur international efforts ... More >>

G20 Finance Ministers’ Meeting Fails To Rise To The Challenge

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 7:20 am | ITUC

The statement of the meeting of G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors on 18 July falls well below what the world needs to combat the devastating health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. “G20 finance ministers have unfortunately ... More >>

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 >>