Youth Employment, Job Rights Keys To Economic Recovery, Says New Un

YOUTH EMPLOYMENT, JOB RIGHTS KEYS TO ECONOMIC RECOVERY, SAYS NEW UN LABOUR CHIEF New York, Oct 1 2012 12:05PM With youth accounting for more than one-third of the world’s 200 million unemployed, Guy Ryder, the new Director-General of the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO), has called for programmes that …

The ITUC has produced a briefing note on the UN Framework for Business and Human Rights and the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights

Business and Human Rights The ITUC has produced a briefing note on the UN Framework for Business and Human Rights and the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. http://www.ituc-csi.org/business-and-human-rights.html   Swaziland: Excessive Violence Against Peaceful Demonstrators; Trade Union Leader Arrested The ITUC strongly condemned the way the Swaziland …

ILO Conference: ITUC outraged at Employers attack on ILO system

The employers’ group today blocked discussion of some of the worst cases of worker rights violations at the annual ILO conference in Geneva. Read more… Qatar’s Workers Need a Real Trade Union, Not a Fake One The ITUC has agreed to a meeting with the Qatari Labour Minister to outline the …

Frozen in time: Gender pay gap remains unchanged for 10 years

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION (ITUC) ITUC OnLine 033/070312 Frozen in time: Gender pay gap remains unchanged for 10 years – Asia shows greatest wage difference between men and women – New industry ranking puts domestic workers on largest gender pay gap – Women in unionised sectors are less likely to …

ITUC OnLine – Financial Stability Board Must Deliver on G20’s Action Plan

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION ITUC OnLine 001/100112 Financial Stability Board Must Deliver on G20’s Action Plan As the first 2012 plenary of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) meets in Basel, international trade union organisations have submitted their priorities for the FSB. “The FSB’s Action plan for financial reforms has hit …

ITUC Supports “Occupy” Movement

Brussels, 16 November 2011 (ITUC OnLine): The international trade union movement has added its support to the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement, for the day of action planned on 17 November in the US and several other countries. In a video message of solidarity and support, ITUC General Secretary Sharan …

ITUC OnLine: Progress on Jobs As G20 Puts Real Economy Back in the Race

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION ITUC OnLine 204/041111 Progress on Jobs As G20 Puts Real Economy Back in the Race G20 Calls for a Global Strategy for Growth and Jobs Cannes, 4 November 2011 (ITUC OnLine): The international trade union movement said “the G20 is back”. Leaders have engaged again with …

G20 Leaders Must Put People Before Bankers – ITUC OnLine

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION ITUC OnLine G20 Leaders Must Put People Before Bankers Brussels, 31 October 2011 (ITUC OnLine): G20 leaders must meet the demands of working people at the G20 summit in Cannes on 3-4 November 2011 and deliver on their promises to reform the financial sector. As the …

ITUC Welcomes UN Social Protection Report – ITUC OnLine

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION ITUC OnLine ITUC Welcomes UN Social Protection Report Brussels, 28 October 2011 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has welcomed the recommendations of a new report “Social Protection Floor for a Fair and Inclusive Globalization”, presented this week to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon by former President of …

Workers mobilise to demand decent jobs – Action in 60 countries – ITUC OnLine

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION ITUC OnLine Workers mobilise to demand decent jobs – Action in 60 countries Brussels, 7 October (ITUC OnLine): With unprecedented public demand for decent jobs, and pressure mounting on banks and the finance industry, the 2011 World Day for Decent Work today features over 400 actions …