The ITUC is calling upon the international community to act on UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s call to prevent a massacre in the town of Kobani, on the Syrian-Turkish border.
UN Warning of Kobani Massacre Must be Heeded
International Solidarity with Students in MexicoThe International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has joined the international appeal for solidarity with the families of the missing students from the "Raúl Isidro Burgos" teacher training college in Ayotzinapa
Swaziland – Monarchy Bans All Union and Employer FederationsSwaziland’s government, one of the world’s last remaining absolute monarchies, has announced an immediate ban on all trade union and employer federations. With one of the worst industrial relations records of any country, the decision announced yesterday constitutes an absolute violation of ILO Convention 87, which guarantees freedom of association for workers and employers.
IMF and World Bank should support wage- and public investment-led recoveryITUC General Secretary Sharan Burrow has urged the heads of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, whose annual meetings take place in Washington this weekend (10-12 October), to champion a coordinated wage- and public investment-led recovery strategy that addresses the combined problems of deficient aggregate demand and rising inequality, which are at the root of global economic stagnation and persistently high unemployment:
World Day for Decent Work – Events WorldwideGlobal Union Federation IndustriALL’s social media call to stop precarious work has reached over 1 million people in one of the most prominent actions on this year’s World Day for Decent Work. 113 events from 35 countries have already been registered on the special website-, starting with activities in the Philippines and concluding on the west coast of the Americas.
Statement Statement by Global Unions to the 2014 Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank Washington, 10-12 October 2014 Trade Union Guide Unions4Climate Action Statement On Occasion of the International Youth Day, 12 August 2014 Report Economic Briefing #2 - 2014: “Lowflation”, low investment and higher debts than ever