News and articles

November 2010

  1. Union Roadshow: EPZ Organising in Indonesia

    01 November 2010

    Millions of workers worldwide are employed in Export Processing Zones (EPZs). Most of these are young women, often migrants and mostly from poor backgrounds. They work long hours with precarious contracts. In most cases, they cannot organise themselves into trade unions to protect their rights. The Indonesian affiliates of the International Metalworkers’ Federation have demonstrated that despite the difficulties, it is possible to organise EPZ workers. The video below shows the strategies Indonesian unions are using to organise these workers. (Courtesy IMF)

October 2010

  1. Quality Public Services: The ITUC Calls upon the Trade Union Movement to act in Solidarity

    14 October 2010

September 2010

  1. Labour and the Global Crisis: Sharing the Burden (!) Shaping the Future (?)

    16 September 2010

July 2010

  1. Trade Union Participation in International Labour Standards Activities and the ILO Supervisory System(deadline 1 September 2010)

    29 July 2010

  2. The Global Labour University invites trade unionists and labour activists to apply to a Masters in "Labour and Globalisation" at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

    10 July 2010

  3. News: Asian Union Leaders Meet their Counterparts in the Gulf to Discuss Labour Migration

    05 July 2010

  4. News: Support for Migrant Workers in Israel

    01 July 2010

June 2010

  1. Spotlight Interview with Luc Demaret (ILO-Actrav) Domestic work: « Putting an end to exclusion and exploitation »

    05 June 2010

November 2009

  1. Statement of the X Ibero-American Union Summit

    30 November 2009

    Statement of the X Ibero-American Union Summit

October 2005

  1. Many workers suffer from hunger and poverty - FAO/ILO/IUF report

    06 October 2005

    Many of the 450 million agricultural workers live in dire conditions