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Labour regulation state of exception in Bangladesh

Wednesday, 13 September 2006, 8:49 am | International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

Brussels, 12 September 2006 (ICFTU OnLine): A new ICFTU report, issued to coincide with the trade policy review of Bangladesh at the WTO this week, condemns the abuses of workers' rights in Bangladesh's numerous export processing zones, which are subject ... More >>

Australian Govt Targets Workers for Heavy Fines

Tuesday, 12 September 2006, 9:01 am | International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

Brussels, 11 September 2006 (ICFTU OnLine): The ICFTU has protested ( Link to the letter: ) to Australian Prime Minister John Howard over the latest in a series of trade union rights violations, under the country's notorious industrial laws. In ... More >>

Release of trade unionists followed by arrest

Saturday, 19 August 2006, 2:36 pm | International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

Brussels, 18 August 2006 (ICFTU OnLine): The International Confederation of Free Trade Unions welcomed the release from prison on August 17 of M. Wellington Chibebe, the General Secretary of its affiliated organisation, the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade ... More >>

Anti Union repression is back in Zimbabwe

Thursday, 17 August 2006, 10:53 am | International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

Brussels, 16 August 2006 (ICFTU OnLine): The International Confederation of Free Trade Unions condemns in the strongest possible terms the arrest yesterday, 15 August 2006, of M. Wellington Chibebe, General Secretary of its affiliated organisation, ... More >>

Iran: Unionist's release welcomed

Thursday, 10 August 2006, 3:15 pm | International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

Just days following a formal complaint to the ILO from trade unions, Mansoor Osanloo, Iran's most prominent trade union prisoner, who has been detained incommunicado for over seven months, was today released from Tehran's infamous Evin Prison at midday ... More >>

S Korea fatal beating: disrespect for human rights

Wednesday, 9 August 2006, 10:15 am | International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

The ICFTU called on the Korean Government to restrain its police force from using brutal tactics in repressing strikes following the death last week of Ha Joong Keun, a striking worker beaten to death by riot police. More >>

Spotlight on Ignace Bla (Cote d'Ivoire)

Tuesday, 8 August 2006, 12:21 am | International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

According to a 2003 ILO study covering 1,500 cocoa producers in Côte d'Ivoire, there are over 5,000 children working in the country's cocoa plantations. These children may or may not be paid and are not receiving any form of education. Most come from ... More >>

Middle East: The killing must stop now

Wednesday, 26 July 2006, 11:46 am | International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

The International Confederation of Free Trade Unions and the World Confederation of Labour today issued a statement expressing their feelings of revulsion at the growing loss of innocent lives due to the escalating violence between Israel and ... More >>

WTO: Collapse inevitable result of blindness

Wednesday, 26 July 2006, 11:43 am | International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

For the ICFTU, yesterday's suspension of WTO trade talks comes as no surprise given the blindingly obvious faults in a negotiation strategy that claimed to be concerned with development, but looked at nothing other than market access. More >>

The Killing Must Stop Now

Wednesday, 26 July 2006, 11:35 am | International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

The International Confederation of Free Trade Unions and the World Confederation of Labour today issued a statement expressing their feelings of revulsion at the growing loss of innocent lives due to the escalating violence between Israel and ... More >>

Massive workers' rights violations in Nicaragua

Wednesday, 26 July 2006, 10:31 am | International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

Brussels 25 July 2006 (ICFTU OnLine): The ICFTU has just published a new report on core labour standards in Nicaragua, to coincide with the WTO's review of the country's trade policy this week. The ICFTU report highlights the numerous barriers to the ... More >>

Middle East: UN Offer Rapid End to Violence

Saturday, 15 July 2006, 11:35 am | International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

Brussels (ICFTU OnLine): With the cycle of provocation and reaction on all sides risking spiralling into a major conflict, the ICFTU and the World Confederation of Labour have welcomed the decision by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to dispatch ... More >>

Trade union protection for undocumented workers

Tuesday, 11 July 2006, 8:42 pm | International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

Brussels (ICFTU OnLine): Every day, several thousand undocumented workers are contributing to Belgium's economic growth. Despite their often unacceptable working conditions, these workers are unable to defend themselves or their rights owing to their irregular ... More >>

Union Bodies Welcome Outcome of High Level UN Meet

Saturday, 8 July 2006, 12:44 am | International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

Brussels (ICFTU OnLine): The ICFTU and the World Confederation of Labour today hailed the conclusions of a high-level meeting of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission as providing an unprecedented degree of commitment from governments and ... More >>

Global Unions Call For G8 Jobs, Human Rights Focus

Thursday, 6 July 2006, 9:29 pm | International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

Global Unions To Call For G8 Jobs And Human Rights Focus At Pre-Summit Talks With President Putin More >>

Spotlight interview with Abdou Maigandi, Niger

Wednesday, 5 July 2006, 2:41 pm | International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

Brussels (ICFTU OnLine): The USTN has been involved in a campaign to organise informal economy workers since the eighties, working on the ground, targeting a selection of trades, organising information and awareness-raising campaigns, training.... Abdou ... More >>

France-Oceania Summit: A Thawing of Relations

Tuesday, 4 July 2006, 9:37 pm | International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

PARIS (Oceania Flash/Pacific Media Watch): The second edition of a France-Oceania summit, held on Monday in the French capital under the chairmanship of French President Jacques Chirac, has been regarded as heralding a new era in the relationships between ... More >>

WTO talks breakdown: Govts must not fail on jobs

Tuesday, 4 July 2006, 9:29 pm | International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

Brussels (ICFTU OnLine): Following the breakdown of the trade negotiations on Saturday at the WTO, the next steps in the process must shift the focus to an outcome that delivers on development and employment. More >>

Australia: Protests on industrial relations law

Tuesday, 4 July 2006, 9:25 pm | International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

Brussels (ICFTU OnLine): 300,000 Australian workers took to the streets in a series of nationwide rallies today to protest against the conservative government's new industrial relations laws. The laws impose heavy restrictions on workers' rights ... More >>

WTO end game: World union body warns of job loss

Tuesday, 4 July 2006, 8:59 pm | International Confederation Of Free Trade Unions

Brussels - New figures released today by the ICFTU to coincide with the re-launch of WTO talks in Geneva show the potentially devastating effect on employment that developing countries face from the current negotiations. More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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