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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 >>

Outrage at Chile’s brutal breech of freedom of association

Saturday, 7 September 2019, 10:26 am | International Trade Union Confederation

The ITUC has joined its voice to the international condemnation of the Chilean government’s repressive crackdown of a demonstration in Santiago yesterday. Trade unionists were among those targeted by police aggression and arrests in the aftermath of Thursday’s ... More >>

Increased repression in Hong Kong: now is the time to act!

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 9:13 am | International Trade Union Confederation

After another weekend of escalating police violence in Hong Kong, the ITUC has been asked to mobilise the global trade union movement in solidarity with trade union demands for freedom of assembly and free speech; the release of arrested protestors ... More >>

Taking action to climate-proof our work #CPOW

Thursday, 27 June 2019, 9:26 am | International Trade Union Confederation

People from around the world are participating in today’s international day of action to “climate-proof our work”. Together with their unions, workers from over 1,000 workplaces from dozens of countries are getting involved in the first ... More >>

ILO renews social contract with Centenary Declaration

Saturday, 22 June 2019, 12:46 pm | International Trade Union Confederation

The 100th Anniversary Conference of the International Labour Organisation has concluded with the adoption of two major instruments, a Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work , and a crucial new international Convention to tackle violence and harassment ... More >>

Democracy in crisis as brutal repression used to silence

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 4:03 pm | International Trade Union Confederation

New technology allows employers to avoid paying minimum entitlements and exclude workers from labour laws. More >>

Moving together for a New Social Contract

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 8:35 am | International Trade Union Confederation

Unions from around the world have taken to the streets of Geneva to demand an ILO fit for the 21st century. Thousands of trade union representatives, carrying the voice of the millions of workers they represent, showed their commitment to curbing ... More >>

ITUC condemns brutal suppression of protests in Hong Kong

Saturday, 15 June 2019, 11:16 am | International Trade Union Confederation

The ITUC has expressed outrage at the brutal suppression of protests against the proposed extradition law on 12 June. More than a thousand young people had gathered outside the Legislative Council to insist that the demands put forward by more than ... More >>

Outrage at murder of trade unionist in the Philippines

Saturday, 8 June 2019, 10:57 am | International Trade Union Confederation

The ITUC has condemned the brutal murder of Filipino labour organiser Leonides "Dennis" Sequeña. Men riding a motorcycle shot Sequeña in Cavite, Philippines while he was attending a workers’ meeting on Sunday 2 June 2019. He was pronounced dead after ... More >>

Working people are united in diversity

Friday, 22 March 2019, 9:25 am | International Trade Union Confederation

Unions strive for a world of shared prosperity and free of discrimination, in which all people can live and work in dignity. On International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the ITUC issues a rallying call for solidarity to triumph ... More >>

ITUC Welcomes Calls for Revitalised Social Contract

Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 10:24 am | International Trade Union Confederation

ILO Future of Work Commission: ITUC Welcomes Calls for Revitalised Social Contract and Universal Labour Guarantee More >>

India: mass worker protests ahead of election

Tuesday, 8 January 2019, 9:59 am | International Trade Union Confederation

Brussels, 7 January 2019 (ITUC OnLine): Trade unions are holding a two day nationwide general strike 8 - 9 January in opposition to further attacks on working conditions in India. The government is under pressure ahead of elections as ITUC affiliates ... More >>

COP24 closes with deal but not enough ambition

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 11:33 am | International Trade Union Confederation

The COP24 climate talks in Katowice closed following complicated negotiations. A deal was reached on the rulebook for the implementation of the Paris Agreement, but it lacks the urgency and ambition required to stop dangerous climate warming. “While ... More >>

 

 

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