Labour Solidarity

ITUC General Council Sets Agenda for Global Action in 2012

Oct 22nd, 2011 | By cawinfo | Category: Labour Solidarity

The ITUC General Council, meeting at Elewijt near Brussels this week, has set out priorities for global trade union action through to the end of 2012, with a determination to fight back against the attacks on labour rights and the loss of jobs driven by the deepening world economic crisis. Major areas of action include: [...]

Workers Mobilise to Demand Decent Jobs

Oct 10th, 2011 | By cawinfo | Category: Labour Solidarity

Workers mobilise to demand decent jobs – Action in 60 countries Brussels, 7 October (ITUC OnLine): With unprecedented public demand for decent jobs, and pressure mounting on banks and the finance industry, the 2011 World Day for Decent Work today features over 400 actions across more than 70 countries. “More than 200 million people worldwide [...]

ITF Demands Immediate Reinstatement of Dismissed Railway Unionists in Thailand

Oct 3rd, 2011 | By cawinfo | Category: Labour Solidarity

The ITF has expressed alarm over the dismissal of seven railway union leaders in Thailand and demanded that they be reinstated immediately. In a letter dated 30 September to Thailand’s prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, ITF general secretary David Cockroft said that he was “alarmed to learn of the situation regarding seven union leaders of the [...]

ICEM Holds Forum on ILO C. 176 at Safety Congress in Turkey

Sep 26th, 2011 | By cawinfo | Category: Labour Solidarity

On September 14, the ICEM held an education and awareness-raising event on ILO Convention 176, the Health and Safety in Mines Convention, at XIX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work (WCSHW), an important global occupational health and safety gathering. It took place at the Haliç Congress Center in Istanbul. The ICEM forum had [...]

Women Activists Plan to Build Stronger Unions at the ITF Arab Regional Meeting

Sep 22nd, 2011 | By cawinfo | Category: Labour Solidarity

Women trade unionists from across the region participated in the ITF Arab regional seminar in Amman, Jordan. The seminar provided 35 women trade unionists from nine countries with a unique opportunity to share common challenges and to build on their experiences as effective leaders of men and women unionists. The seminar, organised by the ITF, [...]

Metro Manila Braces for Major Transport Strike

Sep 19th, 2011 | By cawinfo | Category: Labour Solidarity

More than 5,000 policemen will be deployed in Metro Manila on the day to prevent violence and keep traffic flowing as some 50,000 jeepney drivers go on strike against rising oil prices, government officials said Sunday. One of the country’s largest transport groups, Pagkakaisa ng mga Samahan ng Tsuper at Operators Nationwide or Piston, is [...]

China Boosting State-run Labour Unions to Dampen Militancy?

Sep 19th, 2011 | By cawinfo | Category: Labour Solidarity

China’s state-run All China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) plans to unionise 65% of the country’s foreign-invested enterprises by the end of this year. The union aims to organise 78% of firms by 2012 and 90% by 2013, it announced today (Sept 20), several days after Beijing’s city administration said it will follow other municipal [...]

Turkish Unionist Climbs atop Internatinal Workers’ Federation

Sep 11th, 2011 | By cawinfo | Category: Labour Solidarity

Turkish labour unionist Kemal Ozkan is poised to become one of the deputy secretary-generals of a new international trade union that could encompass 60 million workers in 140 countries. in an interview with the Hurriyet Daily News, Ozkan said the new labour union federation aimed to become an international platform for manufacturing workers of the [...]

International Women’s Day Celebration – Sri Lanka

Mar 13th, 2011 | By cawinfo | Category: Informal Economy, International Women's Day 100 Years, Labour Solidarity

One of the CAW’s member groups from Sri Lanka, the Women’s Centre, celebrated the International Women’s Day in a festive manner on 6th March 2011 in Katunayake.  A march and a rally were held under the themes “Let Us protect the rights of women workers” and “Let us rally to get a pay hike” on [...]

Long Road Ahead for Asian Women Workers’ Struggle for Equality

Mar 7th, 2011 | By cawinfo | Category: Formal Economy, International Women's Day 100 Years, Labour Solidarity

International Women’s Day, 8th March While much achievement has been made in the past decades, women workers across Asia still struggle for more rights and equality. They need to find more ways to make their voices heard, such as engaging in politics, speakers at a seminar in Bangkok said in the run up to International [...]