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 …

Keep up pressure on governments for the ratification of the Domestic Workers Convention

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION (ITUC) 082/150612 ITUC OnLine Keep up pressure on governments for the ratification of the Domestic Workers Convention Brussels, 15 June 2012 (ITUC OnLine): On the first anniversary of the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention, trade unions around the world are stepping up their campaign to …

Invitation – June 20, 17.00 – Rio+20 Official Side Event “Sustainable Development in an Unequal World”

Dear Colleague: It is a pleasure for us to invite you to the Official Side Event “Sustainable Development in an Unequal World” that will take place on Wednesday 20th of June at 17.00 at the RioCentro Room T4. During this discussion, world leaders past and present will speak of the …

Growing Green and Decent Jobs

Growing Green and Decent Jobs This is the third in a series of messages we will be sending to keep you up to date on the plans we have put together for the upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development – Rio+20, as well as our own associated event – 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 …

Durban Outcome: No Guarantees for the Climate as Governments Again Delay

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION ITUC OnLine Durban Outcome: No Guarantees for the Climate as Governments Again Delay Brussels, 14 December 2011 (ITUC OnLine): The international trade union movement expressed its disappointment as climate negotiators in Durban had agreed a platform to continue negotiations, but without any guarantees that will make …

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 …

Families and Workers lose as Governments cut key

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION (ITUC) ITUC OnLine 128/230611 Families and Workers lose as Governments cut key services to pay off the banks Brussels, 23 June 2011 (ITUC OnLine): Workers and their families across the globe are at the end of savage cuts to the public sector, as Governments across the …

ITUC Calls on UN Human Rights Council to Adopt Principles on Business

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION ITUC OnLine 112/250511 ITUC Calls on UN Human Rights Council to Adopt Principles on Business Brussels, 27 May 2011 (ITUC OnLine): The UN Human Rights Council should adopt “Guiding Principles” on business and human rights, as set out in a report from UN Special Representative John …

ITUC OnLine – Union Launch Jobs Pact for Young Workers

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION ITUC OnLine 077/050411 Union Launch Jobs Pact for Young Workers Brussels, 6 April 2011 (ITUC OnLine): The international trade union movement is launching a new worldwide jobs pact for young people at a special G20 employment meeting in Paris. “Of all the pressing employment and social …