The ITUC has strongly backed a protest by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) over the Somali government’s detention of 19 journalists and the closure of independent radio stations. According to witnesses, three of the journalists were severely beaten in detention. The ITUC understands that a court has now extended the detention period of the three to 21 days.
Somalia: Detention of 19 journalists
Swazi Government Threatens to Strangle Union LeaderThe ITUC condemns in the strongest possible terms the Prime Minister of Swaziland, Sibusiso Barnabas Dlamini, who threatened that the trade union and human rights leaders who attend the African Summit in Washington, D.C. should be strangled upon their return.
ITUC Call to Action on Gaza / Thousands of postcards for peace to be delivered to UN Secretary-GeneralThe ITUC is horrified by the appalling death toll of civilians in Gaza.
ITUC Call to Action on GazaThe ITUC is horrified at the rising death toll in Gaza, which is now over 1,200 – the vast majority of them innocent civilians. Destruction of civilian and UN infrastructure in recent days, including schools, hospitals and the territory’s only power plant, will have grave ramifications for the Palestinian population now and long after this latest military operation ceases.
L20 spoke out for pro-growth strategies to ensure jobs and inclusive growth at the G20 Taskforce on Employment meeting (22 - 24 July 2014, Brisbane, Australia)The third session of the G20 Taskforce on Employment (TFE) meeting taking place from the 22 to 24 July came at a crucial moment to define the outcomes of this year’s presidency on jobs and growth. The meeting held in Brisbane is set only 4 months before G20 Leaders will arrive there for their summit. Time for decisions on comprehensive G20 actions is running fast. The G20 Labour Ministerial in September will be decisive in paving the way for new policies (or not). This TFE meeting was an important occasion for the L20 to outline the labour movements’ priorities going into the drafting phase of G20 statements and policy proposals.
Statement On Occasion of the International Youth Day, 12 August 2014 Report Economic Briefing #2 - 2014: “Lowflation”, low investment and higher debts than ever Resolution Building Workers’ Power - Congress Statement Resolution Union Growth - Framework for Action Resolution Sustainable Jobs - Framework for Action