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UN General Assembly calls for new social contract

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 10:00 am | ITUC

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) opened in New York this week with Assembly President María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés saying, “The world needs a social contract based on shared responsibility, and the only forum that we have to achieve this global ... More >>

Major win for Mexican workers

Saturday, 22 September 2018, 10:48 am | ITUC

Brussels, 21 September 2018 (ITUC OnLine): The decision by the Mexican Senate on 20 September to ratify ILO Convention 98 on the Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining is a major victory for Mexican workers, following a sustained campaign ... More >>

Argentina: General Strike Planned

Saturday, 15 September 2018, 11:03 am | ITUC

Brussels, 14 September 2018 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC’s affiliates in Argentina, CGT, CTA-A and CTA-T have announced a general strike for 24-25 September in opposition to expected sweeping austerity measures being developed by the government and the ... More >>

Belarus: Two Union Leaders Sentenced Despite Lack of Proof

Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 10:07 am | ITUC

The ITUC has described the 24 August sentencing of Belarusian trade union leaders Gennady Fedynich and Ihar Komlik, from the Radio and Electronics Industry Workers’ union REP, as a travesty of justice. The two were sentenced to four years’ suspended ... More >>

Zimbabwe Elections: Military unleash violence

Friday, 3 August 2018, 9:26 am | ITUC

Zimbabwe Elections: Military unleash violence on peaceful assembly of protesters, gunshots fired at trade union offices More >>

US Supreme Court Decision a Victory for Corporate Greed

Friday, 29 June 2018, 8:56 am | ITUC

Brussels, 28 June 2018 (ITUC OnLine): The decision by the US Supreme Court on the “Janus” case on 27 June, which allows public sector workers who are not union members to benefit for free from union-negotiated collective bargaining, is a victory ... More >>

ITUC Global Rights Index 2018: Democratic space shrinks

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 4:21 pm | ITUC

ITUC Global Rights Index 2018: Democratic space shrinks and unchecked corporate greed on the rise Restrictions of free speech and the right to protest unleash a wave of mass arrests and arbitrary detention of defenders of workers’ rights Brussels, ... More >>

ITUC Condemns Killings of Palestinian Civilians

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 8:48 am | ITUC

Brussels, 15 May 2018 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has condemned the killing of dozens of Palestinians by Israeli troops in Gaza in demonstrations at the border with Israel. More than two thousand are believed to have been injured. More >>

It’s Time to Change the Rules

Friday, 27 April 2018, 11:25 am | ITUC

One hundred and fifty years ago, workers in Britain came together to create the world’s first national trade union centre, the TUC, in the city of Manchester. They, and working people in many other places at that time, laid the first foundations ... More >>

Iran: FIFA Called on to Enforce Human Rights

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 10:53 am | ITUC

Brussels, 24 April 2018 (ITUC OnLine): The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), along with several union and civil society organisations, is calling on FIFA to ensure that its human rights policy is fully respected, and ensure that Iran ends ... More >>

The ITUC calls on measures to prevent next recession

Friday, 20 April 2018, 10:00 am | ITUC

IMF and World Bank meetings: The ITUC calls on measures to prevent a next recession and protect workers’ rights Brussels, 19 April 2018 (ITUC OnLine): Despite the IMF’s forecast this week that the present phase of stronger economic growth will ... More >>

Brazil: Decision to Jail Lula is a Travesty of Justice

Saturday, 7 April 2018, 11:14 am | ITUC

Brussels, 6 April 2018 (ITUC OnLine): The 5 April decision to allow the imprisonment of former Brazilian President Lula is the latest in a series of abuses of his legal rights. More >>

Former Brazilian President Lula’s convoy is attacked

Friday, 30 March 2018, 12:20 pm | ITUC

Brussels, 29 March 2018 (ITUC OnLine): On Tuesday, former Brazilian president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s election campaign busses were hit by gunfire in the state of Paranà during his campaign tour. The attack follows a week of hostility by fascist ... More >>

ITUC Calls on UN to Abandon Unilateral Pay Cuts

Saturday, 24 March 2018, 12:25 pm | ITUC

Brussels, 23 March 2018 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has called on the United Nations to abandon unilateral pay cuts on UN staff, as well as other changes to employment conditions that would mean different pay rates for the same job and could lead to ... More >>

ITUC Backs ILO and UN Staff Strike Over Unilateral Pay Cuts

Friday, 23 March 2018, 10:56 am | ITUC

Brussels, 22 March 2018 (ITUC OnLine): Staff at the International Labour Organisation are taking strike action today in the latest of a series of walkouts by United Nations employees in protest at the unilateral imposition of significant pay cuts by the ... More >>

ITUC Calls on Korean President to Stop Samsung Vietnam Abuse

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 10:08 am | ITUC

Brussels, 21 March 2018 (ITUC OnLine): The International Trade Union Confederation has put threats against factory workers and labour activists in Samsung’s Vietnamese factories on top of the agenda for President Moon Jae-in during his visit to the ... More >>

Commonwealth Summit: Unions Call for Action on Jobs

Saturday, 17 March 2018, 1:22 pm | ITUC

Commonwealth Summit: Unions Call for Action on Jobs, Democracy, Development and Climate Brussels, 16 March 2018 (ITUC OnLine): Trade unions from the Commonwealth countries are calling on leaders at the 52-member Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting ... More >>

It’s Our Day – It’s Our Time: Rising for Equality

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 9:11 am | ITUC

Brussels, 7 March 2018 (ITUC Online): On 8 March last year, millions of women took to the streets in protest against rising misogyny, racism and xenophobia, all typified by the tolerance of gender-based violence. More >>

US Supreme Court Case Could Strip Union Rights

Saturday, 24 February 2018, 12:41 pm | ITUC

Brussels, 23 February 2018 (ITUC OnLine): Working people across the United States will be joining a Day of Action on 24 February, on the eve of a crucial Supreme Court case that could strip union representation and collective bargaining rights from ... More >>

Lack of Progress on Reinstatement of Workers in Bahrain

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 11:13 am | ITUC

The ITUC Deplores the Lack of Progress on Reinstatement of Workers in Bahrain after Seven Years Brussels, 14 February 2018: Today marks the seventh anniversary of Bahrain's peaceful uprising brutally repressed by the authorities. Since then, the government ... More >>



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