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ITUC Condemns Barbaric Terror Attacks in Paris

Sunday, 15 November 2015, 1:41 pm | International Trade Union Federation

The ITUC has condemned the barbaric terror attacks in Paris overnight, which left more than 120 people dead and many more injured. French President Francois Hollande has described the attacks, which took place at six different locations, as a « declaration ... More >>

Boost for Climate Action as ILO Adopts ‘Just Transition’

Saturday, 7 November 2015, 5:33 pm | International Trade Union Federation

Brussels, 6 November 2011 (ITUC OnLine): Hopes for the Paris Climate Summit in December to capture one of the three topline union demands have received a boost this week, with the UN’s International Labour Organisation formally adopting criteria for ... More >>

New US Report Exposes Sham Workplace Audits In Supply Chains

Wednesday, 24 April 2013, 10:54 am | International Trade Union Federation

A new report released in the US today has uncovered systematic failure by the "corporate social responsibility" industry to protect abused workers in supply chains of multinational companies. More >>

ITF launches campaign for Turkish Airlines workers

Saturday, 7 July 2012, 12:50 pm | International Trade Union Federation

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) will launch a new campaign on Monday for the reinstatement of 305 sacked Turkish Airlines workers and the withdrawal of a swingeing new legal amendment that deprives aviation workers of the right to ... More >>

East Asia action week commences Monday

Saturday, 7 July 2012, 12:49 pm | International Trade Union Federation

ITF inspectors and union members will launch a maritime action week across East Asian ports next week from Monday 9 to Friday 13 July in Japan, Korea, Russia and Taiwan. This is the second East Asia week of action for 2012, and will involve joint teams ... More >>

ITUC Outraged At Employers Attack On ILO System

Tuesday, 5 June 2012, 1:11 pm | International Trade Union Federation

Geneva, 4 June 2012 (ITUC OnLine): The employers’ group today blocked discussion of some of the worst cases of worker rights violations at the annual ILO conference in Geneva. Since 1926, the conference has discussed the most serious cases included ... More >>

Fiji: Military Entrenches Dictatorship with New Laws

Saturday, 14 January 2012, 12:12 pm | International Trade Union Federation

Brussels, 13 January 2012 (ITUC OnLine): A new decree introduced by Fiji’s military rulers on January 5 have cemented the dictatorship of self-styled leader Commodore Bainimarama, leading to a chorus of criticism from trade unions, human rights advocates, ... More >>

Korea-US Free Trade Agreement a Job-Killer

Saturday, 17 December 2011, 2:04 pm | International Trade Union Federation

Brussels, 16 December 2011 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC, supported by its Korean and US affiliates, has warned that the new “KORUS” free trade agreement between the two countries will cost hundreds of thousands of jobs. The agreement was rushed through ... More >>

International Community Must Support Democratic Transition

Saturday, 27 August 2011, 12:15 pm | International Trade Union Federation

Brussels, 26 August 2011 (ITUC OnLine): With the collapse of the Gaddafi regime, the international trade union movement is gravely disturbed at reports emerging from the country of summary killings and other acts of revenge, and is particularly concerned ... More >>

Spotlight interview with Anthony Jones

Saturday, 25 June 2011, 2:51 pm | International Trade Union Federation

Brussels, 24 June 2011 (ITUC OnLine): Anthony Jones, the resident representative of the ITUC and the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA) in Haiti highlights the urgency of placing decent work at the heart of the reconstruction programme and ... More >>

US$ 8 Billion More Needed to Fight HIV-AIDS

Saturday, 25 June 2011, 2:50 pm | International Trade Union Federation

US$ 8 Billion More Needed to Fight HIV-AIDS, Unions Call for More Workplace Action More >>

The ITUC Condemns Murders of Two More Teachers in Colombia

Saturday, 25 June 2011, 2:49 pm | International Trade Union Federation

Brussels, 24 June 2011 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC condemns and expresses its deep sorrow at the murders of two more teachers in Colombia: Dionis Alfredo Sierra Vergara was murdered on 15 May and Alejandro José Peñata López on 20 June. Both were members ... More >>

Promoting Democracy in the Arab Region

Saturday, 2 April 2011, 1:47 pm | International Trade Union Federation

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION ITUC OnLine 073/010411 Promoting Democracy in the Arab Region Will Also Protect Migrants Brussels 31 March 2011 (ITUC OnLine): From Libya (1) to Bahrain(2), migrant workers have been caught hostage in the whirlwind ... More >>

ITUC Leaders Welcome Sarkozy G20 Commitments

Friday, 28 January 2011, 3:48 pm | International Trade Union Federation

Leaders of international trade union bodies at the Davos World Economic Forum meeting this week have welcomed the strong emphasis placed by French President Nicolas Sarkozy on tackling global unemployment and poverty, regulating the financial sector and ... More >>

Mobilising to Defend Migrants ‘Right

Saturday, 18 December 2010, 6:42 pm | International Trade Union Federation

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION (ITUC) ITUC OnLine 196/181210 International Migrants Day – the ITUC calls on governments to ratify the United Nations Convention More >>

Position on Vietnam Wages “Totally Unacceptable"

Saturday, 27 November 2010, 7:01 pm | International Trade Union Federation

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION (ITUC) ITUC Online 184/011210 European Multinationals’ Position on Vietnam Wages “Totally Unacceptable”, Say ETUC and ITUC Brussels, 26 November 2010 (ITUC Online): John Monks, General Secretary of the European Trade ... More >>

What Do We Want in Cancun? Just Transition Now!

Tuesday, 23 November 2010, 11:35 am | International Trade Union Federation

In less than a week, negotiations around climate change will recommence, aiming at reviving the shaky flame left by the disappointing meeting in Copenhagen last year."Climate change remains an overriding priority for all our futures; we cannot afford to let ... More >>

Spotlight interview with Paul Loulou Chery (CTH-Haiti)

Tuesday, 23 November 2010, 11:28 am | International Trade Union Federation

Ten months after the terrible earthquake that devastated Haiti, the population now finds itself battling with a cholera epidemic and extreme weather. As the "trade union brigades" to fight cholera get down to work (1), Paul Loulou Chery, general ... More >>

ILO deals the 'death knoll for asbestos'

Wednesday, 15 September 2010, 12:50 pm | International Trade Union Federation

Brussels, 14 September 2010 (ITUC OnLine): A statement from a United Nations body confirming its desire to see the end of asbestos use worldwide is the 'death knoll' for a substance which claims one life every five minutes around the clock, the global ... More >>

ILO-IMF Conference on Employment

Wednesday, 15 September 2010, 12:49 pm | International Trade Union Federation

Brussels, 13 September 2010 (ITUC OnLine): At a conference on the theme "The Challenges of Growth, Employment and Social Cohesion", held in Oslo, Norway, on 13 September, the International Labour Organisation and the International Monetary Fund agreed ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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