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Unions condemn anti-strike laws in Zimbabwe

1 February, 2023Trade unions in Zimbabwe are raising serious objections to recently passed laws that violate trade union rights.

Global unions statement on the second anniversary of the military coup in Myanmar

1 February, 2023On the second anniversary of the military coup in Myanmar, the global unions, representing 200 million workers worldwide, call for renewed global efforts to restore democracy. The global unions support the call by the Confederation of Trade Unions, Myanmar (CTUM) for a Global Day of Action to demand formal diplomatic recognition of the National Unity Government (NUG) as the legitimate representative of the people of Myanmar, and the release of political prisoners.

Philippines must recognize international labour rights

31 January, 2023A high-level tripartite ILO mission to the Philippines has concluded after five days of consultation and dialogue with trade unions and workers’ organizations, laying out its recommendations to ensure full recognition of internationally labour rights in the country.

Democracy must be returned to Myanmar

27 January, 2023It’s been two years since the military seized power in Myanmar. As workers risk their lives to restore democracy, we must continue to voice opposition and demonstrate solidarity support.

Public appeal to cancel Sri Lanka’s debt

16 January, 2023Amid the country’s worst financial crisis, IndustriALL’s affiliates in Sri Lanka are demanding that the country’s debt is cancelled.

IndustriALL stands in solidarity with working people in Sri Lanka

9 December, 2022Sri Lanka is experiencing the worst economic and political crisis in its history. According to the World Bank, the country’s economic growth is expected to contract by nine per cent in 2022 and a further four per cent in 2023. 

Myanmar military arson attack leaves garment workers homeless

8 December, 2022The escalation of Myanmar junta’s military attacks in the Salingyi township has rendered scores of garment workers homeless. According to several news sources, the Myanmar junta torched houses in nine villages in the Salingyi township, Sagaing region, in early December. More than 40 houses of Industrial Workers' Federation of Myanmar members were burned down. 

Belarus must respect human rights

8 December, 2022This year, the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to a jailed human rights defender from Belarus, a country that has violated a number of core fundamental rights and freedoms for decades.

Stand with imprisoned trade unionists on Human Rights Day

7 December, 2022The right to freedom of association is one of the ILO’s fundamental principles and rights at work, and yet right now there are too many people around the world in prison for joining or being active in a union.

The role of the ILO

28 November, 2022The mission of the International Labour Organization (ILO) is to promote social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights, based on the founding principle that social justice is essential to universal and lasting peace.