The rapid and huge increase in the amount of economic activity taking place across national boundaries has had an enormous impact on the lives of workers and their communities everywhere.The current form of globalisation, with the international rules and policies that underpin it, has brought poverty and hardship to millions of workers, particularly those in developing and transition countries.They have seen an erosion of their working conditions, wages and job security in a time of unprecedented wealth and technological capability.
There is no doubt that globalisation creates problems for workers. These problems do not respond to purely national solutions and an international response is therefore needed from the trade union movement in order to safeguard workers' and other social rights.
The most recent documents available on this subject are:Tell Debenhams and GAP to back Bangladesh safety plan
Over 30 major retailers have signed a significant new union-backed safety accord for Bangladeshi textile workers. However Debenhams and GAP are still holding back from signing. Please help us ask them to change their mind.
The TUC is joining unions from across the globe in calling on South Korean President-elect Park Geun-hye to address a range of serious and ongoing labour rights concerns when she takes office on 25 February 2013.
Come along for a rousing experience on International Women's Day to hear out guests' stories of resistance and hope, to celebrate the role of women in the global struggle, and to listen to some great live music and performance poetry. Guest Speake...
Tunisia's trade unions take to the streets tomorrow against the government's failure to reign in violent extremists and tackle economic stagnation. The TUC sent a message of solidarity to our sisters and brothers in the UGTT.
The recently adopted UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights represent a strong international consensus on how to tackle the global rise in business-related human rights abuses. To help bring them to life, the TUC has developed a set of re...
The TUC has received messages of solidarity from trade unionists and other progressive organisations around the world for our march for a future that works on Saturday 20 October. Here are some of them.
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