The 2021 ITUC Global Rights Index: rebuilding trust with a New Social Contract

Date Time Platform
30 June 14:00 - 15:30 CEST Zoom & Facebook Live

According to the ITUC’s annual Global Rights Index, abuses of the right to strike, the right to establish and join a trade union, the right to trade union activities, civil liberties and the right to free speech and assembly are at an eight-year high.

It shows how far some governments and employers have gone to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic to attack the rights of working people: dismissing workers who exposed vital information about the coronavirus in workplaces, violating collective bargaining rights and increasing surveillance.

  • A new trend – a rise in surveillance of workers and attacks on the right to privacy;
  • Two new countries entered the list of the ten worst countries, 9 countries have worse ratings, 5 countries have been rated for the first time, 8 countries have improved ratings.

The webinar will include:

  1. The voices of trade union activists from some of the worst countries
  2. An overview of the 2021 Global Rights Index and eight-year trend data
  3. Contributions from leading human rights defenders and activists

Join us to hear how the 2021 ITUC Global Rights Index can be used to expose these violations to build pressure to deliver with working people a New Social Contract with jobs, rights, social protection, equality and inclusion.

Join the conversation on social media: #rightsindex @ituc.

The webinar will have English, French, Russian and Spanish interpretation, registration is essential, and a recording will be made available after the event.