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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).

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.

IndustriALL to target multinationals and governments for a living wage

19 June, 2012Delegates to the ITGLWF Living Wage conference agree that targeting multinational companies, employers and governments is crucial in the fight for a living wage.

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.

Ghana proposes criminalizing scrap metal export

28 February, 2013Industrial & Commercial Workers' Union (ICU) fully supports a government proposal to make the export of scrap metal a criminal offense in order to protect local industries.

ArcelorMittal faces union action in Europe

26 March, 2013ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel company, is facing a turbulent time in the months to come. Unions across Europe are planning a day of action on 4 April under the banner of IndustriAll Europe.

Sactwu stands firm on collective bargaining rights

28 March, 2013Sactwu is considering whether it will appeal a High Court ruling that set aside the Minister of Labour’s decision to extend the 2010 clothing industry wage agreement to companies not party to the clothing industry bargaining council.

Sri Lankan garment workers rally to keep jobs

14 March, 2013On 10 March more than 400 garment workers, members of IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliate FTZ-GSEU, demonstrated and demanded that the Sri Lankan government collaborate with unions to keep their industry in the country.