Tens of millions of Indian workers have joined a national strike called by ten major trade union bodies today, in what may be the largest strike in history. The unions are protesting at plans announced by Prime Minister Modi to deprive large segments of India’s workforce of labour law protection at the behest of local and foreign investors.
Tens of Millions Strike in India to Defend Labour Rights
Indonesian Unions Mobilise Over Minimum Wages, Layoffs and Labour LawsIndonesia’s main trade union centres KSBSI, KSPI and KSPSI have launched a national campaign over minimum wages and labour laws with a 25,000-strong demonstration of workers in Jakarta.
L20 to call for urgent action to create quality jobs and reduce income inequality at the G20 Joint Labour, Employment and Finance Ministers’ MeetingsThe L20 will attend consultations with 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. Labour and Finance Ministers that are set to meet in Ankara on 3-5 September 2015. The L20 Statement outlines main priorities ranging from responses to the persistent jobs, youth employment and inequality gaps, to the need for responsible investment practices to lift growth and productivity, the current refugee crisis and rise in informal work.
ITUC expresses concern over reduction of services to Palestinian refugees: "Children should not be victims of the decision"Brussels, 13 August, 2015 (ITUC): The International Trade Union Confederation is deeply concerned about the recent measures announced by UNRWA, where the UN agency’s Commissioner-General decided to reduce the agency’s operations without referring to the UN General Assembly.
Zimbabwe: Trade Union Leaders Arrested Ahead of Planned DemonstrationBrussels, 10 August 2015 (ITUC): The ITUC has strongly condemned the arrests of trade union officials in Zimbabwe on Saturday ahead of a planned demonstration against job losses.
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