ITUC OnLine: Young workers call on G20 Labour Ministers to tackle youth unemployment

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION (ITUC) ITUC OnLine 059/070512 Brussels, 14 May 2012 (ITUC OnLine):  Since the economic crisis began, the unemployment rise has hit young people particularly hard and threatens long-term growth potential. Breaking into the particularly damaging cycle of high and rising youth unemployment is necessary to “buy time” …

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 …

UN Environment Talks: Financial Transactions Tax Needed to Fund Climate Action

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION (ITUC) ITUC OnLine 123/140611 UN Environment Talks: Financial Transactions Tax Needed to Fund Climate Action Brussels, 14 June 2011 (ITUC OnLine): Trade unions and civil society allies are calling on this week’s UN climate meeting in Bonn to endorse a financial transactions tax to help meet …

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 …

Global Wage Report Calls for Collective Bargaining, Minimum Wages and Social Protection

Brussels, 15 December 2010 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has welcomed the second Global Wage Report from the International Labour Organization (ILO).  “Today’s report reinforces what unions around the world have been saying about the economic crisis and the policy responses that governments need to put in place,” said ITUC General …

Asem-8: Progress On Labour Priorities But Over-Emphasis On Deficit Reduction

Asem-8: Progress On Labour Priorities But Over-Emphasis On Deficit Reduction Brussels, 6 October 2010 (ITUC OnLine): Trade unions have welcomed the section on “Social Cohesion” in the Chair’s statement to conclude the ASEM-8 Summit of 46 Asian and European countries, held in Brussels on 4-5 October. “We welcome the Leaders’ …