Labour ministers from Gulf and Asian countries meeting on November 26 and 27, 2014, should improve labour law protection, reform abusive immigration policies, and increase dialogue with trade unions and nongovernmental groups, 90 human rights organizations and unions said today.
Gulf Countries: Increase Migrant Worker Protection
ITUC Condemns Terrorist Attack on Synagogue, Calls for CalmThe ITUC has condemned Tuesday’s bloody attack on a Jerusalem synagogue which left four worshippers and one police officer dead, and several others injured. The two perpetrators were members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine which, along with Hamas, praised the attack.
Attack on the General Secretary of the UGTT Tunisia: the ITUC expresses its condemnation and solidarityFollowing the physical attack on Houcine Abassi, the General Secretary of the Tunisian trade union confederation, the Union générale tunisienne du travail (UGTT), the ITUC condemns this unacceptable violence and once again expresses its full solidarity with the UGTT, the lynchpin of Tunisia’s successful transition to democracy.
Labour 20 warn gaps in G20 agenda risk jobsThe 2 per cent extra economic growth target heralded as the major outcome of the G20 Brisbane Summit will struggle to be met as it was not accompanied by any plan to stimulate demand through higher wages and quality job creation, warned the Labour 20.
New Survey: Half of G20 policies rated as ineffectiveA new survey of Labour 20 members representing working people in G20 economies has found that 56 per cent of G20 policies are considered ineffective in improving outcomes for working people.
Statement Creating quality jobs and Inclusive growth: the role of G20 leadership Report Economic Briefing #3 - 2014: Creating Quality Jobs and Inclusive Growth: The Role of G20 Leadership Statement Statement by Global Unions to the 2014 Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank Washington, 10-12 October 2014 Trade Union Guide Unions4Climate Action