News and articles

February 2011

  1. Brussels Seminar on Export Processing Zones (EPZs)

    03 February 2011

    How does one organize workers in export processing zones around the world? This is the issue that a seminar, organized from the 21 to 23 February 2011 in Brussels, will seek to address.

December 2010

  1. Note: Participation in the International Labour Conference 2011

    15 December 2010

    If your organization is an international workers’ organization and you wish to participate in the 100th Session of the International Labour Conference, which will take place in Geneva from 1 to 17 June 2011, your request to receive an invitation should be sent to the Director-General of the ILO, marked for the attention of Mr Martinot-Lagarde of the Bureau for External Relations and Partnerships, with a copy to Mr Cunniah, Director of the Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV), to arrive no later than 3 February 2011.

November 2010

  1. Hong-Kong: A New Federation of Asian Domestic Workers

    21 November 2010

  2. 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