The core labour standards have been defined by the ILO as the basic working conditions which all workers are entitled to. Work should be free from discrimination; basic rights of collective bargaining should be respected; nobody should be forced to work; and no child should work.
Labour standards lie at the heart of tackling poverty and the TUC supports the ILO in its campaign to make labour standards universal.
Getting to the Core is a new pamphlet produced by the TUC. It is designed to be a clear and brief introduction to the international trade union movements demands for the universal implementation of the United Nations International Labour Organisation's - Core Labour Standard. You can read the pamphlet online at http://www.tuc.org.uk/gettingtothecore
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.
As the death toll in the Rana Plaza textile factory collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh two weeks ago tops 900, the TUC has today (Friday) published figures which suggest that the reason costs are cut and wages are low in the Bangladesh textile industry ha...
Unions from Australia, New Zealand and the UK have today written to their Foreign Ministers urging them not to be taken in by the Fijian military dictatorship over its claims to be restoring democracy. And the Foreign Ministers have been urged to set...PDF version available for download
IDM - Monthly newsletter reporting international development matters and issues affecting trade unionists around the world. Including reports, statements, interviews and events.PDF version available for download
TUC condemns arrests of trade unionists on May Day in Swaziland.PDF version available for download
TUC urges Government to support trade union position on the EU post-2015 development agenda set out in the EU Communication - Decent Life for AllPDF version available for download
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