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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
The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has launched an International Urgency Solidarity Fund to support independent trade unions in the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region, where democracy is spreading like wild fire, and unions are playing a key role. Donate directly online to the TUC Aid MENA appeal, or get...
11 March 2011
“During these past two days of training we have gotten to learn a lot we didn't know, but this should not be only about having more information, but about what you do with what we know now.” An interview with Laboni Mazumdar, Women´s Secretary and Kamal Siddiqui, General Secretary, Bangladesh...
09 March 2011
The European Parliament is about to vote on a new set of rules for investors when operating abroad. Please sign this petition to let Brussels know that we want a balanced EU investment policy for decent work and sustainable development.
02 March 2011
“When I listen to the stories of the workers who didn't get any schooling it makes me very determined to give them all the help I can – even if it means staying up till 4am. It also made me want to learn more and read up so that when...
23 February 2011
The Playfair 2012 campaign wants the sportswear industry and Olympic movement to take responsibility for the working conditions in their global supply chains and ensure that workers' rights are respected. So far, the campaign has been promoted through supporting organisations, social networking sites, materials and events. But we need your...
31 January 2011
TUC supporting Sri Lankan garment workers to win better pay and conditions While Nike CEO Mark Parker is deciding what to do with his £8 million compensation package for 2010, the TUC is supporting sportswear workers in Sri Lanka to organise and win an annual wage of around £700 at...
27 November 2010
If there is a global race to the bottom on wages and working conditions, then the finishing line is probably Bangladesh. Z.M. Kamrul Anam, head of the peak body of Bangladeshi garment unions recently visited London to talk about the inspiring union campaign to turn this around, and why the...
19 October 2010
International Development Matters - 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 twarlock@tuc.org.uk
04 October 2010
TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber has written to the Cambodian Ambassador calling on his Government to stop the harassment of workers and to respect the fundamental rights to organise, bargain and strike.
30 September 2010

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