The ITUC has called on the Turkish government to cease its intensified repression of trade unions, and protested at its plan to amend labour laws to further weaken workers’ rights.
Turkey: Government Stepping up Repression of Unions
One Worker Dies Every 15 Seconds Due to Employer NegligenceAs ceremonies around the world take place on the International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured Workers, the ITUC has warned negligent employers of the consequences of putting workers’ lives at risk. Worldwide, one worker dies every 15 seconds due to occupational injury or illness.
ITUC May Day Statement - 2016Today is a day to celebrate the achievements that through generations union men and women have won: peace, democracy, rights and decent work for millions of people.
Bangladesh: Government’s Anti-Union Actions Prompt Complaint to ILOThree years after the Rana Plaza factory collapse killed over 1,200 workers, persistent and growing violations by the Bangladesh government of its responsibility to respect workers’ rights have led the ITUC to lodge a Freedom of Association case at the International Labour organisation.
Paris Climate Agreement signed at UNEarth Day, 22 April, was marked by more than 170 countries signing the Paris Climate Agreement and committing to action to keep the global temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius.
Statement Statement by Global Unions’ to the 2016 Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank - Washington, 15-17 April 2016 Statement Joint statement on the official assessment of the sustainability compact Statement 25th November 2015: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women Newsletter ITUC Newsletter #68 Report ITUC Frontlines Briefing - Climate Justice: Unions4Climate Action