With Brazil’s Senate starting formal impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff, the interim government of Michel Temer is set to launch a huge programme of privatisations and cuts in education, health and other social programmes.
Brazil: Interim Government set to Privatise Key Assets and Cut Social Spending
Turkey: ETUC and ITUC deeply worried by the latest developmentsThe ITUC and the ETUC are deeply worried by the latest developments in Turkey, including the new attacks on press freedom and human rights with the ban of the daily ‘Ozgur Gundem’ and the detention of 23 journalist and staff members in Istanbul on 16 August.
Trade unions call on G20 leaders to boost the wage share of national incomeWorld leaders will meet for the September G20 G20 The Group of Twenty, or G20, is a forum for international cooperation on the most important aspects of the international economic and financial agenda. It brings together 19 countries and the European Union, which together represent around 90% of global GDP, 80% of global trade and two thirds of the world’s population. Summit in Hangzhou China as growth in the global economy contracts and the wage share of national income continues to fall.
Brexit put African economies at riskThe British vote to cancel the UK’s membership to the European Union, known as Brexit, is being felt in African countries.
Turkey: ITUC and ETUC Deeply Concerned at Government PurgeBrussels, 26 July 2016 (ITUC/ETUC): The ITUC and ETUC have strongly condemned the failed coup in Turkey and offered our deepest condolences to the victims. Unconstitutional attempts – especially involving military force – to seize power and overthrow democracy are unacceptable. We call for the investigation and eventual prosecution of those responsible to be conducted in full respect of the rule of law.
Report ITUC Frontlines Poll 2016 - Special Topic: Global Supply Chains Report ITUC Frontlines Poll 2016 - Special Topic: Wages and Inequality Report ITUC Special Briefing - The Global Refugee Crisis Statement Statement by Global Unions’ to the 2016 Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank - Washington, 15-17 April 2016 Statement Joint statement on the official assessment of the sustainability compact