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World Bank reviews labour rights safeguard

27 February, 2013The World Bank has announced a series of upcoming consultations on social and environmental safeguards. National unions are encouraged to take part, in order to urge the Bank to adopt a comprehensive labour rights safeguard.

World Bank: ‘Doing Business’ as usual

31 October, 2012In the 2013 edition of its ‘Doing Business’ report, released on 23 October, the World Bank once again peddles the myth that weakening labour laws will stimulate job creation. This claim is in contradiction to the World Bank’s own research.

IndustriALL in solidarity with Moroccan general strike

28 October, 2014Morroccan workers across all public and private industries conducted a 24-hour general strike on 29 October, in protest of the government’s blocking out of unions from important labour policy decisions.

Only one in ten in G20 countries believe austerity will work

16 June, 2012G20 leaders must urgently rethink policies and back job-centred growth, demands unions, after a new poll commissioned by the ITUC shows that only one in ten in G20 countries believe austerity will work.

Small step but giant leap for the financial transaction tax

17 October, 2012Eleven countries agreed to implement a Financial Transactions Tax (FTT) in the near future at a meeting of European Union finance ministers in Brussels on 9 October, however questions still remain on where the money will go.

African Development Bank adopts labour safeguards

13 December, 2013The African Development Bank (AfDB) has determined that all its borrowers must comply with ILO core labour standards and other requirements protecting workers.

Jobs Study calls for more and better jobs

22 January, 2013Lack of infrastructure, finance, skills and training are key obstacles to growth for the private sector in developing countries and formalizing informal economic activity is the path to higher quality employment, according to a new study.

Financial Transaction Tax approved by EU

28 January, 2013A Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) in the European Union (EU) could be set in place by January 2014, following the approval of EU Finance Ministers meeting in Brussels on 22 January 2013.

14 November - Day of Action and Solidarity against austerity

13 November, 2012Trade unions across Europe took to the streets yesterday for an angry day of action, 14 November, in a united front rejecting the antisocial austerity measures spreading throughout the continent.

EU industrial policy must address social issues

18 October, 2012While supporting the European Commission’s new industrial policies, trade unions argue that they contradict the austerity policies currently in force in Europe.