The Algerian authorities have blocked an international trade union mission to Western Sahara, refusing to allow Arab Trade Union Confederation Executive Secretary Mustapha Tlili to enter Algeria on his way to Western Sahara.
Algerian Government Blocks Trade Union Mission to Western Sahara
Mauritania: Government Frees Anti-Slavery Activists and Convicts Slave OwnersThe ITUC has welcomed the release of anti-slavery activists and the recent sentencing of slave owners as steps in the right direction, but recognises that a long way to go remains for Mauritania – one of the worlds’ most egregious labour rights violators, known to be a lasting stronghold of traditional slavery.
Colombia/US Trade Agreement Faces Workers’ Rights TestThe US/Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement is being tested in a landmark case in the US brought by Colombian and US trade unions, which details the consistent failure of the Colombian government to fulfil its obligations to respect international labour standards and protect workers from violence, abuse and exploitation.
Turkey: Corrosion of Rights and DemocracyThe resignation of Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, forced out of office by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has moved Turkey further down the path to autocracy.
Turkey: Government Stepping up Repression of UnionsThe ITUC has called on the Turkish government to cease its intensified repression of trade unions, and protested at its plan to amend labour laws to further weaken workers’ rights.
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