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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 >>

Black Friday: Time To Break Up Amazon

Friday, 27 November 2020, 9:36 am | ITUC

This ‘Black Friday’, the ITUC is joining a global movement calling for urgent action to deal with the serial, corporate abuse of Amazon. Governments and regulators must step in to stop Amazon: abusing its dominant market position squeezing small ... More >>

G20 Leaders’ Declaration Lacks Plans For Jobs And Social Protection

Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 8:58 am | ITUC

The G20 Leaders’ statement released on 22 November covers many highly important topics but does not provide the urgently needed coordinated boost for jobs and social protection. The support for equitable access to treatments and eventual vaccines ... More >>

G20 Leaders Must Use This Moment To Lay The Foundations For A New Social Contract

Thursday, 19 November 2020, 9:00 am | ITUC

The ITUC, as part of the L20 group that represents working people at the G20 level, is calling for critical action as this weekend’s G20 summit in Saudi Arabia. The G20 leaders must seize this moment to lay the foundations for an economic recovery ... More >>

Global Unions Welcome Next Step In Binding Treaty Process To End Corporate Impunity

Friday, 13 November 2020, 8:21 am | ITUC

The global unions have welcomed the next step in the process of agreeing a binding United Nations (UN) treaty on business and human rights, despite difficult negotiations at the UN in Geneva. The intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations ... More >>

ITUC Welcomes Treaty On The Prohibition Of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) Coming Into Force

Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 9:17 am | ITUC

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has welcomed the 50th ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), which allows it to enter into force and puts nuclear disarmament back on the global security agenda. The TPNW ... More >>

IMF/World Bank: Inaction On Global Economic Crisis

Thursday, 22 October 2020, 8:50 am | ITUC

The Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have failed to step up to the gravity of the global economic crisis, in particular for developing countries, where the economic outlook continues to worsen. No major decisions were ... More >>

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 >>