Novethic Research: Blacklisting controversial companies helps responsible investors curb excesses

Blacklisting controversial companies helps responsible investors curb excesses Paris, 18 June 2013.  Novethic, a research centre, has published a pioneering study looking at the influence that responsible investors can exert by refusing to invest in multinationals involved in human rights violations. Blacklists published by 19 Northern European investors managing €1.5 trillion …

LONG-TERM IMPACT OF YOUTH EMPLOYMENT CRISIS COULD BE FELT FOR DECADES, WARNS UN REPORT

 An estimated 73 million young people will be out of work this year, according to a new United Nations report that says the long-term impact of the youth employment crisis could be felt for decades and <“http://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/news/WCMS_212917/lang–en/index.htm“>calls for creative and wide-ranging policy solutions to address the problem.<i><“http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/—dgreports/—dcomm/documents/publication/wcms_212423.pdf“>Global Employment Trends for …

CSR Asia Weekly: Unilever’s Supply Chains in Vietnam / Post-2015 development agenda

Vol. 9 Week 7 | 27 February 2013     HIGHLIGHT Real-time online training: Effective CSR Communications CSR Asia is hosting a live web training session on 11 April on effective CSR communications. The 2-hour training session will outline success factors that can increase companies’ visibility around CSR initiatives. Get practical tips …

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 …

Workers’ Rights Endangered in Greece

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION (ITUC) ITUC OnLine Workers’ Rights Endangered in Greece Brussels, 7 February 2012 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has condemned the attacks on workers’ rights in the current demands being made of the Greek government by the European Union and the IMF . The international trade union movement …

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 General Council Sets Agenda for Global Action in 2012 – ITUC OnLine

ITUC General Council Sets Agenda for Global Action in 2012 Brussels, 21 October 2011 (ITUC OnLine):  The ITUC General Council, meeting at Elewijt near Brussels this week, has set out priorities for global trade union action through to the end of 2012, with a determination to fight back against the …

Unions Worldwide Mobilise for Decent Work – ITUC OnLine

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION (ITUC) ITUC OnLine 114/000611 Unions Worldwide Mobilise for Decent Work World Day for Decent Work 2011 Brussels, 14 June 2011 (ITUC OnLine): For the fourth year in a row, trade unions and labour rights organisations across the world will mobilise again on 7 October in favour …