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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.

The Council of Global Unions condemns flagrant worker rights’ violations in South Korea that led to the tragic death of Yang Hoe-Dong

11 May, 2023On the first anniversary of the inauguration of President Yoon, the Council of Global Unions, representing 200 million workers around the world expresses deep concern on the recent attacks, judicial harassment, and interference against the legitimate activities of trade unions and the rights of working people in South Korea.

Call for solidarity with unions in Turkey

10 February, 2023The devastating earthquakes on 6 February have left at least 21,000 dead and the death toll continues to increase as thousands of people remain trapped under collapsed buildings. Tens of thousands are wounded and millions of people are left homeless.

Global unions call for unified action following ICJ ruling on Gaza genocide case

31 January, 2024The Global Unions signatory below note the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Order issued in the case filed by South Africa against Israel regarding the application of the Genocide Convention in the Gaza Strip, which demonstrates the vital importance of the international rule of law and effective enforcement.

Day of action on 19 April in solidarity with Belarusian unionists

8 April, 2024On 19 April 2022, more than twenty leaders and activists of the Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions (BKDP) were detained by the State Security Committee. While some of them were released afterwards, many of them are still in prison, and those who have been released are under constant harassment and persecution and have been placed on undesirable lists that make it impossible for them to receive adequate health care and apply for jobs.

Global unions’ mission pledges support for Palestinian statehood

14 June, 2024Tim Dawson, deputy general secretary of the International Federation of Journalists, shares his observations from the global union mission to Palestine in May.

Workers discuss responses to challenges in semiconductor industry

30 October, 2023The second virtual meeting of the global semiconductors trade union network took place on 16 October, bringing together 25 experts and union representatives from 12 countries to address challenges in the fast-changing industry.

The targeting of Gaza’s essential workers and civilian infrastructure is an attack on us all

12 March, 2024As the war in Gaza continues, Global Union Federations are shining a light on the crisis workers face across all economic sectors. Through a series of shared essays and articles on our websites, we aim to expose the conflict's devastating impact on livelihoods, safety and well-being for working people while emphasizing the urgent need for a ceasefire.

US Volkswagen workers file for union election

19 March, 2024Off the back of the auto union UAW’s successful Stand Up Strikes last year, workers at Volkswagen’s plant in Chattanooga – the only Volkswagen plant globally with no form of employee representation – are filing for a union election.

Mid-Term Policy Conference lays down strategic goals for a just future

29 June, 2023A colourful background displaying building blocks to close the growing inequality gap set the scene for discussions on current and future challenges and strategic priorities when 600 representatives from 179 unions in 64 countries met for the IndustriALL Mid-Term Policy Conference on 20-22 June.