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Trade Unions Welcome UN HLPF Ministerial Declaration, But Demand Action

Tuesday, 20 July 2021, 6:13 am | ITUC

Trade unions have welcomed the adoption of the Ministerial Declaration by the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) as it recognises decent work, social protection and climate resilient investments with just transitions as key pillars ... More >>

Hashem Foods Factory Fire: Bangladesh Government Must Establish Inquiry

Thursday, 15 July 2021, 5:41 am | ITUC

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) is supporting the call for an independent public inquiry into the devastating fire at the Hashem Foods factory in Rupganj, Bangladesh. An unknown number of people died in the blaze. The police ... More >>

Eswatini: ITUC Condemns Violence And Repression Of Peaceful Protesters

Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 5:46 am | ITUC

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has written to the acting Prime Minister of Eswatini calling for an end to the violent repression of peaceful protesters in his country. Protests began on 26 June when campaigners were prevented from delivering ... More >>

Yemen: Authorities Violating Union Rights

Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 5:43 am | ITUC

The ITUC is calling on the authorities in Yemen to cease interfering in trade union activities and to return properties that are owned by the General Federation of Yemeni Trade Unions (GFYTU) and have been confiscated. The government has also been trying ... More >>

G20 Development Ministers Endorse Recommendations On 2030 Agenda For Sustainable Development And COVID-19 Recovery

Tuesday, 6 July 2021, 5:38 am | ITUC

The Development Ministers of the G20 have endorsed recommendations for ‘a global response to support COVID-19 recovery in developing countries and foster progress on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’. It was the first time that the ... More >>

Trade Unions Set Out Demands At The HLPF For An SDG 8 Centred, Job-rich Recovery And Resilience

Saturday, 3 July 2021, 5:47 am | ITUC

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has published its demands for the 2021 edition of the UN’s High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF): ‘ SDG 8 as a New Social Contract for a job-rich recovery and resilience ... More >>

COVID-19 Pandemic Puts Spotlight On Workers’ Rights: 2021 ITUC Global Rights Index

Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 4:57 pm | ITUC

Abuses of the right to strike, the right to establish and join a trade union, the right to trade union activities and civil liberties and the right to free speech and assembly are at an eight-year high, according to the ITUC’s annual Global Rights ... More >>

G20 Labour And Employment Ministers’ Declaration Welcomed

Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 6:47 am | ITUC

The L20, made up of trade unions in the G20 countries, have welcomed the declaration adopted by the G20 labour and employment ministers on the foundations for recovery from the health, economic and employment impacts of COVID-19. The declaration calls ... More >>

#RatifyC190 Without Delay

Friday, 25 June 2021, 6:29 am | ITUC

On 25 June, the ILO’s robust and landmark instrument, the Violence and Harassment Convention (C190), comes into force two years after its adoption. To date, Argentina, Ecuador, Fiji, Namibia, Somalia and Uruguay have ratified it, and the ITUC is calling ... More >>

ILO Conference Adopts Strong Pandemic Call To Action

Wednesday, 23 June 2021, 6:16 am | ITUC

The International Labour Organization’s (ILO) annual International Labour Conference (ILC) has concluded with the adoption of a strong and coherent response to the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan, which was adopted with the unanimous ... More >>

Scandalous Child Labour Figures Shame The World

Friday, 11 June 2021, 6:01 am | ITUC

For 20 years, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has been calculating the figure every four years through household surveys. The 2016-2020 figure estimates that 160 million children were in child labour globally – almost one in ten of ... More >>

Minimum Global Tax Rate: A Positive Step But Concerns Remain

Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 6:01 am | ITUC

Confirmation that Europe has just had its chilliest Spring in years is cold comfort for the planet, amid rising greenhouse gas levels which will bring negative impacts for generations to come, UN weather experts said on Tuesday. “Europe had its coldest More >>

Myanmar: International Community Must Oppose New Attack On Union By Military Junta

Saturday, 5 June 2021, 6:08 am | ITUC

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) is calling on world governments to oppose the latest attack on trade unionists by the military regime in Myanmar Passports were cancelled and arrest warrants issued for several senior members of ... More >>

ITUC General Council Begins 2022 Congress Preparations And Tackles Rights Abuses

Friday, 4 June 2021, 6:08 am | ITUC

The ITUC General Council meeting, 26-27 May, confirmed that the 5th ITUC World Congress will now take place from 17 – 22 November 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. The decision to postpone the Congress from July was taken in order to provide for the highest ... More >>

Hong Kong: Lee Cheuk Yan Given Further Jail Sentence For Pro-democracy Protest

Saturday, 29 May 2021, 5:36 pm | ITUC

Lee Cheuk Yan, General Secretary of the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for ‘inciting, organising and participating in an unauthorised assembly’ on 1 October 2019. This is in addition to an 18 month ... More >>

Tokyo Olympics: IOC Must Review COVID-19 Protocols With Players’ Unions And Experts

Friday, 28 May 2021, 6:27 am | ITUC

The ITUC is calling for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to fix the deeply flawed COVID-19 protocols it has published for the Tokyo Olympics, through engagement with sports players’ unions and pandemic experts. An article published on 25 May ... More >>

COVID-19: 98% Of World’s Workers Not Getting The Basic Support They Need

Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 5:39 am | ITUC

A new global study from the ITUC and UNI Global Union has found that 98% of the world’s workers are not getting the sick pay, wage replacement and social benefits they need to address the challenges of COVID-19. This ground-breaking global analysis ... More >>

ITUC Welcomes WHO Independent Panel Report

Thursday, 13 May 2021, 6:22 am | ITUC

The ITUC welcomes the far-reaching and essential recommendations of the Independent Panel on Pandemic Preparedness and Response (IPPPR) , chaired by Helen Clark and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Immediate and longer-term action is needed by revitalised ... More >>

Violence In Israel And Palestine Must Stop

Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 6:37 am | ITUC

The ITUC is calling for an immediate cessation of violence in Israel and Palestine, and urgent talks through the UN and the Middle East Quad to tackle the immediate causes of the violence and the underlying injustices from the Israeli occupation. ... More >>

US Administration’s Support For COVID-19 Vaccines’ TRIPS Waiver A Huge Step Forward

Friday, 7 May 2021, 6:15 am | ITUC

The announcement by the Biden administration that it will support the waiver of WTO TRIPS rules for COVID-19 vaccines is a major step towards bringing the pandemic under control. The waiver, proposed by India and South Africa, has support from many ... More >>