Peace and Disarmament

Working people systematically bear the overwhelming share of suffering that results from armed conflict. The shutting down of dialogue and of people’s freedom of association break down labour relations and open the door to widespread exploitation. Yet military spending is increasing and is helping to drive further devastation.

In response, the international trade union movement is committed to building peace. The ITUC, together with affiliated unions around the world, is working to restore avenues for dialogue that build the social consensus that is essential to lasting peace. The global risk of nuclear rearmament requires us to join allies in support of multilateral agreements from non-proliferation (NPT) to their outright ban (TPNW).