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  • Thursday, November 25th 2021 - 09:43 UTC

    International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, ITUC message

    Sharan Burrow, ITUC chair said: “While the world has continued to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, women have endured a surge in domestic violence” in the world of work

    November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and trade unions across the globe will take action for the right of everyone to a world of work free from violence and harassment.

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  • Thursday, September 16th 2021 - 09:00 UTC

    Global COVID-19 vaccine deficit is a scandal, ITUC

    Sharan Burrow, the ITUC General Secretary, said: “This represents a monumental failure that could have been avoided and must be fixed without delay

    The revelation in a World Health Organization, WHO that just 20% of people in low- and lower-middle-income countries will have been vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of this year is a scandal of epic proportions, according to the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

  • Saturday, March 28th 2020 - 08:50 UTC

    ITUC praises Argentina for putting people first in fighting Covid 19

    These 12 countries set a standard on what governments could provide for workers that need to be emulated by many more governments around the world

    A new analysis from the International Trade Union Confederation, ITUC, of government responses from 69 countries to the COVID-19 pandemic has identified 12 governments that are putting people first as they tackle the economic fallout from lockdown measures to stem the spread of the virus.

  • Tuesday, July 2nd 2019 - 09:49 UTC

    ITUC: “IMF program in Argentina has failed to deliver on its promises”

    “Argentina has become yet another example of an IMF program that underestimates the hurtful effects of austerity” commented ITUC General Secretary Sharan Burrow

    One year since its start, it has become clear that the IMF program in Argentina has failed to deliver on its promises to fix the economy while protecting the most vulnerable. Despite the worsening economy, large human costs, and a significant downward adjustment of growth projections, the IMF is doubling down on its austerity approach and requiring additional spending cuts to meet budget targets.

  • Saturday, December 8th 2018 - 09:11 UTC

    Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary wins ITUC’s World’s Worst Boss Poll

    “It’s no surprise Michael O’Leary has been named 2018 Worst Boss in the World. He’s been promoting unfair employment practices since the start of Ryanair”

    Michael O’Leary was announced as the winner of the world’s worst boss at the 4th International Trade Union Confederation World Congress in Copenhagen. The ITUC representing 207 million workers, is meeting in Copenhagen with more than 1200 delegates from 132 countries.

  • Monday, April 30th 2018 - 08:36 UTC

    “It’s Time to Change the Rules”, ITUC May Day Statement 2018

    The ITUC represents 207 million members of 331 affiliates in 163 countries and territories.

    One hundred and fifty years ago, workers in Britain came together to create the world’s first national trade union centre, the TUC, in the city of Manchester. They, and working people in many other places at that time, laid the first foundations for the global trade union movement of today, more than 200 million strong. Ever since those early steps, men and women organizing together have built and grown their unions and changed the course of history.