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G20 Summit Shows Global Leadership: Now To Make It Work

Friday, 27 March 2020, 9:33 am | International Trade Union Confederation

Brussels, 26 March 2020 (ITUC OnLine) : The Statement adopted by the G20 countries at their virtual summit on 26 March shows extraordinary leadership in tackling the COVID-19 crisis. The commitments on health, finance, protection of workers, jobs ... More >>

Half Of Countries In Lock Down As COVID-19 Pandemic Wreaks Havoc On Working People & Their Families

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 10:46 am | International Trade Union Confederation

Over half of all countries surveyed (53%) are containing the spread of the coronavirus with national lock-down measures, the closure of schools and non-essential businesses. Six out of fifteen G20 countries which are the drivers of the global economy closed ... More >>

G20 COVID: Trade Unions Call For Coordinated Action For Public Health, Jobs And Incomes

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 9:00 am | International Trade Union Confederation

Trade unions representing workers in G20 countries and around the world are calling for coordinated action by G20 leaders, in a letter to G20 leaders by the ITUC and OECD-TUAC. An inclusive response to the COVID-19 pandemic must protect the health ... More >>

COVID-19: Urgent Economic Stimulus And Workplace Measures Required

Friday, 13 March 2020, 1:21 pm | International Trade Union Confederation

The International Trade Union Confederation and its Global Unions partners have today called for urgent action by governments and employers on the COVID -19 Crisis, with a statement adopted at the Council of Global Unions (CGU) meeting today in London. ... More >>

Ukraine: Government Promises New Laws Will Comply With ILO Standards

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 8:43 am | International Trade Union Confederation

The ITUC and ETUC have won promises from the Ukrainian authorities that planned new labour laws will comply with ILO standards and EU labour law and that trade unions will be consulted in the process of drafting the legislation. Under the EU-Ukraine ... More >>

Proposals on Israel/Palestine are an affront to Palestinians

Friday, 31 January 2020, 8:51 am | International Trade Union Confederation

The Trump administration’s proposals on Israel and Palestine, announced on Tuesday, are an affront to Palestinian rights and dignity and have none of the elements of a realistic peace plan. The proposals, launched jointly by President Donald Trump ... More >>

The ITUC calls on the governments of the US and Iran

Wednesday, 8 January 2020, 10:31 am | International Trade Union Confederation

The ITUC calls on the governments of the US and Iran to put people and the values of peace and human rights above aggression and threats of war. More >>

Ukraine’s government puts oligarchs ahead of people

Tuesday, 31 December 2019, 8:53 am | International Trade Union Confederation

On 27 December, the neo-liberal Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine submitted to the Verkhovna Rada(Ukrainian Parliament) a new draft law on labour published earlier in the month which will strip workers of legal protections, and unions of their ability ... More >>

International Migrants Day

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 8:15 am | International Trade Union Confederation

Today, on International Migrants Day, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) acknowledges the enormous contribution of migrants to economic, cultural and social life. According to the UN, some 270 million people, or around 3.5% of the ... More >>

Lack of urgency, ambition overshadow UN Climate talks

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 9:41 am | International Trade Union Confederation

The UN climate talks in Madrid (COP25) reached a weak compromise agreement only after two extra days of talks on stepping up the global response to cutting greenhouse gas emissions. More >>

Algeria: ITUC Demands Release of Jailed Union Official

Saturday, 14 December 2019, 1:22 pm | International Trade Union Confederation

The ITUC has denounced the imprisonment of Algerian trade union official Kaddour Chouicha, a member of the Executive of trade union centre CGATA, and called for repression against CGATA to end. Chouicha was detained on 9 December when he attended a police ... More >>

Standing with human rights defenders in the Philippines

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 8:36 am | International Trade Union Confederation

This Human Rights Day, the international trade union movement is calling attention to the alarming attacks on human and labour rights defenders in the Philippines. The government’s targeting of trade unionists has been ramped up recently with ... More >>

Colombia: Peace at Risk

Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 8:38 am | International Trade Union Confederation

Hundreds of community and trade union leaders have been murdered in Colombia since the November 2016 signing of the peace agreement in that country, according to a new report released by the ITUC today. The report, “Peace at Risk” , unveils ... More >>

ITUC condemns Iranian government's lethal violence

Friday, 22 November 2019, 8:30 am | International Trade Union Confederation

The ITUC has condemned the brutal suppression of nationwide protests by the Iranian authorities, which has cost more than 250 lives. Credible reports indicate that some 3,700 people have been injured and several thousands arrested. Information has been ... More >>

Trump settlements announcement blatant disregard for law

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 8:53 am | International Trade Union Confederation

The statement by the Trump administration recognising Israel’s illegal settlements on Palestinian land shows blatant disregard for the rule of law, according to the ITUC. More >>

Philippines: government crackdown targets unions

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 8:31 am | International Trade Union Confederation

The ITUC has condemned a new wave of police repression of Philippine trade unionists. The offensive was launched when police simultaneously raided three premises of human rights and trade union organisations, arresting and detaining 57 people members of ... More >>

Argentina election: a major step towards restoring democracy

Tuesday, 29 October 2019, 8:42 am | International Trade Union Confederation

The ITUC welcomes the result of Argentina’s presidential election in which Alberto Fernández has defeated Argentina’s incumbent president Mauricio Macri. Macri has overseen a period of economic collapse, of violations of workers’ rights, of IMF ... More >>

Nuclear Weapons: ITUC calls for governments to ratify treaty

Thursday, 26 September 2019, 8:16 am | International Trade Union Confederation

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) is calling on governments to sign and ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), on the eve of a special signing ceremony for the Treaty at the UN in New York this week. The Treaty ... More >>

207m workers urge governments to accelerate SDG action

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 9:02 am | International Trade Union Confederation

The International Organisation of Employers (IOE) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) jointly call on Governments to intensify their efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). More >>

Colombia: threats against teachers

Saturday, 7 September 2019, 10:34 am | International Trade Union Confederation

The ITUC has expressed grave concern over the deteriorating situation in Colombia, with the emergence of new threats against the lives of teachers and their representatives from trade union FECODE. The paramilitary group “Black Eagles” issued death threats ... More >>

 

 

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