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ITUC Newsletter 1 - March 2012

International Trade Union Confederation


N°1 / March 2012

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Mass unemployment the “spectre at the G20 finance ministers feast”


The international union movement said G20 Finance Ministers will fail their populations if they don’t take action to raise job creation and employment in the global economy.

http://www.ituc-csi.org/mass-unemployment-the-spectre-at.html

Belarus: Climate for Workers’ Rights is Worsening


The ITUC has called on Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko to stop a new round of anti-union harassment against workers at the RUPP “Granite” company in Brest.

http://www.ituc-csi.org/belarus-climate-for-workers-rights.html?lang=en

London Olympics Committee to Get Tougher with Supplier Factories on Workers’ Rights

The ITUC and its Play Fair alliance partners are calling on the International Olympic Committee to introduce “comprehensive and effective measures” to put an end to violations of workers’ rights in Olympics supply chains.

http://www.ituc-csi.org/london-olympics-committee-to-get.html

Turkey: New ITUC Report Highlights Government’s Failure to Protect Workers

A new ITUC report released today strongly criticizes the Turkish government’s failure to protect workers from exploitation and intimidation by private-sector employers and state authorities.

http://www.ituc-csi.org/turkey-new-ituc-report-highlights.html

SITRABI Target of Deadly Anti-Union Repression in Guatemala

Miguel Angel González Ramírez, a member of the Izabal banana workers’ union SITRABI, was killed on 5 February. He was shot several times whilst carrying his young child in his arms.

http://www.ituc-csi.org/sitrabi-target-of-deadly-anti.html?lang=en


Quote

“Until Finance Ministers recast the debt crisis for bankers as an unemployment crisis for workers, their actions will be out of step with the needs of everyday people”

- Sharan Burrow, ITUC General Secretary -


Upcoming events

8-9 May 2012 - Brussels, Belgium - Show details

6th ITUC Women’s Committee Meeting

18-19 June 2012 - Los Cabos, Mexico - Show details

L20 Trade Union Summit at G20

20-22 June 2012 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Show details

UN Conference on Sustainable Development (RIO+20)

Info for Affiliates
March 8, 2012, International Women’s Day: Action on gender pay gap

Trade union involvement in the 2012 Country Progress reporting on the response to HIV/AIDS (UNGASS)

Publications and statements

Toying with Workers’ Rights

http://www.ituc-csi.org/toying-with-workers-rights.html


Internationally Recognised Core Labour Standards in Turkey: Report for the WTO General Council Review (Geneva, 21 and 23 February 2012)

http://www.ituc-csi.org/internationally-recognised-core,10662.html

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