Rights

23 May 2022 06:46

The International Migration Review Forum Progress Declaration must strongly reaffirm the crucial role of ILO core labour standards

 

The Global Unions reiterate their commitment to pursue Global Compact on Migration (GCM) implementation strategies that promote social, racial, gender, economic and climate justice. We stand ready to work with states to advance a new social contract, and an inclusive recovery that puts people over profit. We therefore express our disappointment that the Progress Declaration on the implementation of the GCM fails to include a strong commitment to international labour standards that are fundamental to ensuring that migrant workers’ human and labour rights are respected. The Progress Declaration was adopted today by governments convened at the First UN International Migration Review Forum (IMRF) from 17-20 May.
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18 May 2022 06:16


I am Kateryna Zubova, 59, a tower crane operator in Kyiv, Ukraine. I am a trade unionist for the last two years, though I work on the tower crane for 40 years now.
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17 May 2022 01:47

On the occasion of this year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), the Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) reaffirms its commitment to providing an environment free of discrimination and harassment for LGBTI workers in the construction, building, wood, forestry and building materials industries.Read more...


16 May 2022 12:43

On May 17-20, the First Global Review of the UN Global Compact on Migration will take place at the United Nations, in New York. The labour movement puts forward a clear demand to Member States gathering in New York. Read more...


16 May 2022 08:32

On 19 April 2022 more than twenty leaders and activists of the Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions (BKDP) were detained by the State Security Committee. While some of them were released afterwards, at least ten are still in custody, including the BKDP President, ITUC Vice-President and ILO Governing Body member Aliaksandr Yarashuk, and BKDP Vice-President Siarhei Antusevich. They and their colleagues are prisoners of conscience.Read more...


12 May 2022 10:41

The Construction and Civil Engineering Senior Staff Association (CCESSA) successfully held its 12th National Triennial Delegates’ Conference on 8 April in Abuja, Nigeria.
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11 May 2022 12:57

In a three-day Youth Capacity Building Workshop held online on 12 -14 April, young trade unionists from the Southern Africa Construction Network (SACONET) met to discuss the impact of digitalisation in the construction sector and the future of work in Southern Africa. Read more...


27 April 2022 08:33

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) launched its Stop Macho Culture Campaign Network which aims to bring together its affiliates to ensure that both women and men workers share common values regarding elimination of all forms of discrimination, gender-based violence and harassment.Read more...


20 April 2022 08:52

With the closing of the Expo2020, BWI launched the report titled “Exposing the Invisible,” analysing the legacy of the Expo on the situation of migrant workers in the United Arab and Emirates’ construction sector, and the possibility of creating positive and long-lasting labour reforms in the country.Read more...