For Democracy

2024 is a pivotal year for democracy – 4 billion people in more than 60 countries will go to the polls.

As the largest democratic movement in the world, trade unions and working people are uniquely placed to define, defend and expand democracy, not only at the polls but also at work, in society and in global institutions. That’s why on 4 March the ITUC launched its campaign For Democracy.

In April, we begin our first round of global action: For Democracy in Society. Here’s what’s on the agenda:

  • 12-19 April: Join the global mobilisation in support of Belarusian trade unionists:
    • Find or organise a solidarity action with trade unionists at a Belarusian embassy in your country.
    • Organise a demand letter to be sent to Belarusian authorities from your organisation using this template.
    • Make a solidarity video reminding Belarusian authorities that trade unionism is not extremism and calling for the release of imprisoned trade union leaders. Post it with #Solidarnast and #ForDemocracy, and send it to [email protected].
  • 20 April: Share the ITUC’s video For Fair Taxes.
  • 22-25 April: Use #HLPF2024 and #ForDemocracy to post your support for trade unions demanding development that delivers for workers during this year’s UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. Follow the ITUC on X, Facebook and Instagram for more.
  • 1 May: Under the banner “No Democracy without Trade Unions,” join trade union mobilisations in your country for May Day International Workers’ Day.

Can’t participate in these actions?

You can still join the fight #ForDemocracy:

  • ITUC affiliates and allied organisations: submit your upcoming democracy campaign actions to the ITUC at [email protected].

It’s time that our international organisations, governments and corporations work in our interests, not special interests.

Stand in solidarity with working people and stand up For Democracy!

Here’s more information about the campaign for you to share.



Intro For Democracy