National trade union centres from six countries and the French dependency of Réunion were newly affiliated to the ITUC at its General Council meeting last week, bringing the total ITUC membership to 181 million workers from 340 affiliates in 162 countries and territories.
ITUC General Council Vienna Meeting
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Puts Mexico in the Spotlight for Workers’ Rights ViolationsThe ITUC, its Regional Organisation for the Americas TUCA and the National Union of Workers of Mexico (UNT) have taken their fight over the use of “employer protection contracts” to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).
ITUC Calls on Kazakhstan Government to Respect Freedom of AssociationThe ITUC has called on the government of Kazakhstan to respect the rights of workers in the country to form and join trade unions of their choice, in line with international law, following a series of government interventions to deregister the CNTUK national centre which recently affiliated to the ITUC, and to stop individual unions from obtaining registration (See the labourstart campaign).
Greece: General Strike Looms as IMF Demands Further Suppression of Workers’ RightsGreece’s national trade union centre GSEE is calling a general strike on 8 December as details emerge from negotiations between creditors and the government for wholesale removal of workers’ rights.
ITUC Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
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