Workers from across Hong Kong have responded to a call from trade union centre HKCTU to join strike action in support of democratic reform, as security forces continue their violent repression of peaceful protests led by students.
Hong Kong: Workers Strike in Support of Student Democracy Movement
Nomination of Swazi activists for 2014 Pan-African Human Rights Defenders AwardMore than 50 trade unions and civil society organisations joined in nominating Thulani Maseko and Bheki Makhubu for the Pan-African Human Rights Defenders Award which honors exceptional individuals who peacefully promote and protect universally recognised rights.
US take Guatemala to arbitration for anti-union violenceIt took over six years of a tortuous and hard fought legal battle, but Guatemalan workers have finally reasons to celebrate.
Today the United States has agreed to take Guatemala to international arbitration for violating workers´ rights under the DR-CAFTA (Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement).
OECD Reports on Tax Avoidance: Encouraging Progress, but More Needs to be DoneA first batch of OECD recommendations on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) – a two-year G20 Action Plan to curb aggressive tax planning by multinational enterprises, to be completed by the end of 2015 – is to be submitted to G20 Finance Ministers meeting in Cairns on 20-21 September and, following that, to the G20 Leaders’ Summit on 15-16 November 2014 in Brisbane.
Wage-led growth exposes fault-lines in G20G20 labour ministers have put unemployment, demand and growth on the agenda for the G20 leaders meeting in Brisbane but failed to gain consensus on the big issue that the world needs a pay rise.
Trade Union Guide Unions4Climate Action Newsletter 12 + 12 Newsletter #8 Statement On Occasion of the International Youth Day, 12 August 2014 Report Economic Briefing #2 - 2014: “Lowflation”, low investment and higher debts than ever Resolution Building Workers’ Power - Congress Statement