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#WDDW16: Unions calling for decent work around the world

07 Oct 2016, By

Now in its 9th year, World Day for Decent Work (WDDW) is a day set aside by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) for trade unionists and others to reiterate our call not just for jobs at any price but decent jobs, with respect for the people who do them. It’s what trade unionism is…

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Abdiasis Mohamed Ali at a union Gender Workshop

Sad news from Mogadishu, but Somalian unions will survive

28 Sep 2016, By

Yesterday we received the awful news that another Somalian trade unionist had been murdered. Our colleagues in Mogadishu, from the ITUC-affiliated FESTU, reported that Brother Abdiasis Mohamed Ali, a journalist and a member of the journalists’ union NUSOJ, was killed by two men armed with pistols. Ali was a committed trade union activist who had just last…

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Trade deals still on the Brussels agenda – we say no!

21 Sep 2016, By

Despite the Prime Minister’s mantra that “Brexit means Brexit”, the UK is still engaged in negotiating so-called trade deals as part of the EU, so yesterday, the TUC sent a small delegation to Brussels to take part in the Belgian union movement’s protests against the EU-Canada deal (CETA) and the EU-US deal (TTIP). Some of…

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Indian trade unions on general strike this Friday

01 Sep 2016, By

The TUC has sent a message of solidarity to Indian trade unions who have called a general strike this Friday 2 September. The strike has been called by up to ten national trade union centres in an unprecedented display of unity, to protest against government policies on minimum wages, employment protection and privatisation – among other issues…

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Brazilian unions join a protest against the coup, August 5

Brazil’s unions rally against illegitimate Government’s privatisation & cuts agenda

26 Aug 2016, By

The Olympics is over and the Paralympics has yet to start. Brazil’s Senate is using the break to start formal impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff, and the illegitimate government of Michel Temer is preparing a huge programme of privatisations and cuts in education, health and other social programmes, reversing the fantastic anti-poverty programmes of Workers’ Party governments.…

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