Thousands of workers in Swaziland’s sugar industry, which exports hundreds of thousands of tonnes of sugar to Europe and within Africa and is dominated by Swazi King Mswati III, face gruelling and unhealthy working conditions, poverty wages and violent suppression of effort to organise unions according to a new ITUC Report, King Mswati’s Gold released today.
Swaziland: Sugar Workers Pay the Cost of King Mswati’s Greed
Shareholders warned of Samsung’s shallow quality assurancesQuality assurances by Samsung in the wake of the slow and chaotic recall of the Galaxy Note 7 fail to address the company’s record on labour rights and working conditions which are at the root of the product safety problem, according to the International Trade Union Confederation.
Landmark UN Report on Freedom of Assembly and AssociationThe ITUC has welcomed the publication of a major new UN report
on the right to freedom of assembly and association, and called on governments to act on its findings. The report, by UN Special Rapporteur and distinguished Kenyan lawyer Maina Kiai, is to be presented to the UN General Assembly in New York on 20 October.
Joint Statement of ETUC, ITUC, TURK-IS, HAK-IS, DISK, KESK following the visit of ETUC and ITUC to Ankara on 12-13 October 2016A joint ITUC and ETUC delegation visited Ankara on 12 and 13 October 2016.
World Day for Decent WorkWorkers around the world are today taking action to #End Corporate Greed, calling companies and governments to account for attacks on workers’ rights and living standards and an end to huge and growing economic inequality, on the World Day for Decent Work.
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