Trade

'...there is no trade union in my factory. I think workers are too frightened to join a union, fearing they will be sacked'.
26 August 2011
Fiji's military government has dramatically stepped up its harassment of trade unionists and just issued a decree which will, “effectively abolish all trade unions in Fiji”, according to the Fijian TUC.
05 August 2011
The Chosen , Nike's new global ‘Just Do It' campaign says it will bring sports to the grassroots and represents the “passing of the torch to the next generation”. However, The Chosen does not seem to include passing more of the company's profits onto the grassroots by paying workers making...
08 July 2011
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01 July 2011
For the first time in the history of Sri Lanka's garment industry, representatives from global sports and leisure wear brands, trade unions, a supplier and the Ministry of Labour joined forces to agree on how to work together to improve conditions for workers.
03 June 2011
IDM - Monthly newsletter reporting international development matters and issues affecting trade unionists around the world. Articles for inclusion in International Development Matters should be sent to [email protected]
27 May 2011
Adidas, Nike and Speedo will have a high profile at London 2012, but violations of workers' rights continue in their supply chains, according to Nirosha Dewage, co-President of the Free Trade Zones and General Services Employees Trade Union, Sri Lanka.
10 May 2011
In the face of a campaign by Colombian unions, Justice for Colombia and unions across Europe the EU has initialled a free trade agreement with the Colombian Government. The campaign however continues as the European Parliament will have to give its formal consent before the Treaty can be considered as...
14 April 2011
TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber, along with his European and International counterparts, has written to the Foreign Secretary William Hague, calling on him to back an EU-wide approach to supporting democracy and decent work in Tunisia. This includes granting Tunisia preferential access to EU markets, writing off part of its...
13 April 2011
Brussels, 31 March 2011 (ITUC OnLine): An international conference organised by Play Fair and the Building Workers' International is opening today in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Conference will launch the BWI Campaign around the World Cup 2014, as well as the Olympic Games 2016 Play Fair Campaign, and will...
04 April 2011

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