World Day For Decent Work 07.10.08
The global trade union movement is holding a World Day for Decent Work on Tuesday 7 October. To mark the event in the UK, and in support of the Decent Work, Decent Life Campaign, the TUC is organising a day of activities at Congress House, London, focusing on rights at work and ending inequality in the workplace. More information
The event promises to be the largest ever gathering of international development and labour-related organisations in the UK concerned with the Decent Work agenda.
Over the course of the day (9:30 - 16:30) there will be over 50 workshops, films, exhibitions and stalls from UK development charities, trade unions, organisations concerned with fair and ethical trade, and academic institutions focusing on the development and gender dimensions of livelihood and income generation issues.
TUC statement on Europe ahead of PM's speech
The TUC Executive Committee agreed to issue this statement ahead of David Cameron's speech on Europe in the Netherlands on Friday 18 January 2013. It emphasises the need to defend Social Europe and workers' rights.
Call for Ratification of ILO Domestic Workers Convention
The TUC, Anti-Slavery International, Kalayaan and Justice for Domestic Workers have jointly written to Vince Cable calling once more on the UK government to ratify the new ILO Convention on Domestic Workers. The full text of the letter is below.
A decent job? DFID fails the TUC's Decent Work test
To mark the World Day for Decent Work, the TUC is releasing ‘A decent job?': a report assessing the Department for International Development's (DFID) efforts to secure decent jobs for the world's poor. DFID scores just 25 out of 56 points based on criteria developed from the International Labour Organisation's Decent Work Agenda.
Playfair 2012 at Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival (July 2012)
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Alternative Opening Ceremony Party - 27 July 2012
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Aid effectiveness needs decent work and private sector regulation says TUC
At the end of November, governments will gather in Busan, South Korea, to discuss aid effectiveness. The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) is pressing for a conclusion that promotes pro-poor growth and favours working people, and TUC General Secretary has written to Andrew Mitchell, Secretary of State for International Development, urging him to back union arguments for accountable employers and decent work.
World Day for Decent Work
On October 7 2008 the trade union movement is organising a World Day for Decent Work. This is an unparalleled opportunity for trade unions and organisations interested in Decent Work all around the world to join a broad global mobilisation involving a large number of people and a wide range of activities. A successful day will focus attention on the urgent need for a new globalisation. You’re welcome to join in!