Brussels, 26 July 2016 (ITUC/ETUC): The ITUC and ETUC have strongly condemned the failed coup in Turkey and offered our deepest condolences to the victims. Unconstitutional attempts – especially involving military force – to seize power and overthrow democracy are unacceptable. We call for the investigation and eventual prosecution of those responsible to be conducted in full respect of the rule of law.
Turkey: ITUC and ETUC Deeply Concerned at Government Purge
World Bank should uphold ILO standards in new labour safeguardThe World Bank’s updated Environmental and Social Framework, a draft of which will be considered by the Bank’s executive board on 4 August, introduces a new labour standard that would, for the first time, require borrowing countries to comply with some basic workers’ rights and labour conditions in Bank-funded projects.
Greece Braces for New Troika Onslaught on Workers’ RightsGreek workers are preparing for yet more attacks on their fundamental rights as the IMF/EU/European Central Bank ‘Troika’, at the urging of the IMF, prepares to impose a new round of cuts to minimum wages, weakening of laws protecting workers facing dismissal and further erosion of trade union rights as creditors position themselves in advance of an Autumn review of the “adjustment programme” for Greece.
Turkey: Dictatorship a Step Closer After Deplorable Failed CoupThe ITUC has expressed deep concern over the dismissal of nearly 3,000 prosecutors and judges, along with 8,000 police and a large number of civil servants in the wake of the failed military coup in Turkey. 232 people were reportedly killed during the coup attempt, and some 1,400 wounded.
Attack in NiceLetter of condolences and solidarity to ITUC affiliates in France
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