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Global effort to uphold and advance LGBTI rights needed

1 July, 2024A webinar hosted by the Council of Global Unions LGBTI Coordinating Committee, which was attended by 175 people on 26 June, brought together speakers from the United Nations, trade unions and civil rights groups. The event, "Forward despite the backlash: LGBTI rights and the freedom of association," delved into the complexities of advocating for LGBTI rights in the face of increasing global restrictions on freedom of association and expression, and the current anti-LGBTI backlash.

IDAHOBIT: No comrade left behind

17 May, 2024STATEMENT CGU: The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), celebrated on 17 May, is an opportunity for the trade union movement across the globe to (re)affirm our commitment to solidarity with LGBTI+ people and communities increasingly under siege. No comrade should be left behind in our fight for equality, justice and freedom for all. 

Uniting for justice for ALL workers

16 May, 2024As we approach the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), IndustriALL is taking the opportunity to put the spotlight on a valuable resource, published in January, created for unions to support LGBTI workers. 

Global unions launch toolkit to support LGBTQI+ workers under ILO C190

18 January, 2024In a step forward for workplace equality and safety, Global union federations (GUFs) have launched a comprehensive Toolkit for LGBTQI+ workers.

Breaking barriers: LGBTQI+ inclusion in Asia

17 May, 2023Trade unions across Asia are taking steps to promote inclusion and opportunities for LGBTQI+ workers. From challenging discriminatory practices to creating safe and equitable workplaces, unions are proving that they can be agents of change.

Trade unions versus LGBTphobia

11 May, 202317 May is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), an opportunity for trade unions to stand in solidarity with LGBTI workers and to raise awareness of the ongoing discrimination and violence that many face.

Unions must be part of LGBTQI+ dialogue

12 December, 2022Global Union Federations came together in Amsterdam on 7-8 December for a strategic planning roundtable on LGBTQI+. Affiliated national unions representing most sectors came from around the world to share their work, their challenges, and their stories.