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IndustriALL Executive prepares for Congress in Rio

30 May, 2016Preparations for IndustriALL Global Union’s 2nd Congress in Brazil, organizing and campaigning, climate change and Industry 4.0 were key subjects debated by 200 participants at the Executive Committee meeting in Frankfurt on 25-26 May.

ILO puts people first in future of work report

22 January, 2019The International Labour Organization (ILO) has called for a human-centred agenda for the future of work in a landmark report launched today at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. 

Trade union leaders beaten and arrested during Zimbabwe austerity protests

11 October, 2018Police have beaten and arrested two leaders of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU), as thousands of workers took to the streets in cities across Zimbabwe on 11 October to protest against austerity measures. 

Labour rights are human rights: UN report

20 October, 2016A powerful new UN report on freedom of assembly criticizes the “artificial distinction” between labour and human rights.

ILO reports global unemployment on the rise

24 January, 2013The number of unemployed worldwide rose by 4.2 million in 2012 to over 197 million, a 5.9 per cent unemployment rate, according to the International Labour Organization’s report, Global Employment Trends 2013.

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.

Global Labour University calls for applications

7 February, 2013The Global Labour University (GLU) invites trade unionists and labour activists to apply to its Masters in "Labour Policies and Globalisation" at Kassel University and Berlin School of Economics and Law in Germany.

Apple’s labour rights monitor finds little progress at Foxconn

30 December, 2013After three years of engagement at three Foxconn factories in China, the FLA has released its third and final verification assessment. Despite big promises to deliver labour rights improvements, the Fair Labor Association (FLA), tasked by Apple to remedy rights violations at its supplier Foxconn, has achieved little.

Global Labour University announces new Master programs

7 January, 2014The Global Labour University (GLU) invites trade unionists and labour activists to apply to its Masters programmes in ‘Labour Policies and Globalisation’ at the University of Kassel and the Berlin School of Economics and Law (Germany) and the newly launched Masters in ‘Labor and Global Workers’ Right’s’ at Penn State University (USA).

The Future of Trade: business as usual

2 May, 2013On 24 April, the panel convened by WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy to consider the future of trade released its report 'The Future of Trade: The Challenge of Convergence'.