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“For many years Somali trade unions have been targeted by the Federal Government, in particular attacks on basic Freedoms of Expression, Association and Assembly in blatant contravention of national and international laws. We are now providing on an annual basis compelling evidence of these abuses and we expect the new...
12 July 2017
TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady has written to the HMG Ambassador in Somalia in response to unwarranted criminal accusations being directed towards the Secretary-General of the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), Omar Faruk Osman, who was summoned to appear before the Attorney General’s Office for interrogation, for speaking out...
07 June 2017
The TUC has written to British MEPs to support a call by global unions for the European Parliament to investigate Bangladesh's poor workers' rights record under the terms of the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP), by which Bangladesh gains duty and quota-free access to the EU for all their exports...
27 February 2017
TUC Aid and the Trade Union Unit Trust (TUUT) are supporting the Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU) to produce a second annual review of human and trade union rights in Somalia covering developments in 2016. The report will record and analyse information of trade union rights violations to raise...
18 February 2017
The TUC has called on the government of Bangladesh to end its repressive campaign against trade union activists.
15 February 2017
TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady has written to the Kazakstan Ambassador as part of a global trade union campaign calling for the government to abandon attempts to deregister the national trade union centre, the CNTUK. There is a LabourStart campaign action that we are encouraging people to take, at
30 December 2016
Barnsley and Fulham football club supporters joined forces on Sat 15 October to demand safer working conditions and proper workers right for those employed building World Cup venues in Qatar
19 October 2016
The TUC has issued a statement that explains what is going on at the Calais refugee camp where vulnerable people - including children - face imminent destruction of their last refuge. Produced in association with Care4Calais, the statement will be discussed with our French sister unions, and will be used...
28 September 2016
TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady has written to the South Korean Ambassador in the UK to strongly condemn the criminal charges against Han Sang-gyun, the President of Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU). On 5 January, 2016, Han was indicted for charges related to the “obstruction of public duty”, “destruction...
12 July 2016
IDM - Monthly newsletter reporting international development matters and issues affecting trade unionists around the world. Including reports, statements, interviews and events.
27 June 2016