Nepalese Sherpa Dorje Khatri, leader of Nepal’s trade union of Sherpas and a committed defender of the environment, was reportedly amongst 12 people killed in one of the worst disasters on Mount Everest ever recorded. In 2011 Khatri planted the ITUC flag atop the peak of Everest as part of global mobilisation by unions pushing for action on climate change leading up to the Durban Climate Summit, which he attended.
Sherpa Dorje Khatri Reported Killed in Everest Avalanche
Climate report shows job growth linkage with climate actionThe latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), issued yesterday in Berlin, gives renewed confidence that the world can still avoid catastrophic climate change with rapid and sustained cuts to carbon emissions.
Increased attacks against workers in SwazilandThe International Trade Union Confederation has serious concerns over increased attacks and the deterioration of already existing fundamental rights deficits in Swaziland.
Trade unions call on IFIs to follow anti-inequality rhetoric with actionA statement issued today by the ITUC and its Global Unions partner organisations in advance of this weekend’s Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank (Washington, 11-13 April) calls on the international financial institutions (IFIs) to take concrete actions to follow through on their announced intentions to pay greater attention to employment and inequality issues.
Moroccan government must learn from trade union mobilisation of 6 AprilFollowing the peaceful march held by the united trade union front UMT-CDT-FDT in Casablanca on Sunday 6 April, the ITUC has urged the Moroccan government to delay no further in listening to the workers’ message.
Statement Statement by Global Unions to the 2014 Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank Washington, 11-13 April 2014 Report Economic Briefing #1 - 2014: The Future of Growth: Are we heading towards a lost decade? Report ITUC Global Poll 2013 - Building Workers´ Power Report ITUC Global Poll 2013 - Economic and Social Outlook Statement Statement by Global Unions to the 2013 Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank