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Prime Minister Tony Abbott to put ambitious jobs targets on the agenda of the G20 summit in 2014. As host of the annual economic summit in Brisbane next November, Mr Abbott has a key role in setting the agenda. International Trade Union Confederation
The gruesome conditions faced by thousands of migrant workers are building the infrastructure for the 2022 football World Cup in Qatar have not improved despite growing opposition, according to the International Trade Union Confederation.
A major focus of the programme will be on reaching out to the most vulnerable and exploited women such as domestic or home-based workers and map out different ways of organising them all around the world. The Conference will also focus on promoting
General Secretary said Freedom of speech has been under continuous assault, and more and more journalists are being attacked, imprisoned and harassed. Powerful interests in the governing party are clearly fearful of the truth, and the international
The G20 leaders' statement takes positive steps towards recognising urgent action on the social crisis of unemployment, inequality and exclusion. However, the determined shift to long-term solutions may put critical short-term action at risk.
Change of tone at joint G20 Labour and Finance Ministers' meeting will policy action follow? OnLine): International unions welcomed the statements from G20 Labour and Finance Ministers following their first joint meeting in Moscow but warned the
Bangladesh has heeded the demands of the international trade union movement to continue to improve its draft labour legislation. The government is reported to have decided to review proposed amendments which had already been approved by the cabinet
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's deeply partisan social and economic policies are at the root of the huge wave of popular discontent in Egypt, with more than 20 million people taking to the streets in recent days, calling for his replacement.
Pressure is mounting on Bangladesh to reform its labour laws with the decision of the US government to impose trade sanctions for repeated failure to respect fundamental workers' rights. Filed in 2007, a complaint from the AFL-CIO called on the US to
UN to respect international labour standards within its own operations. The UN's central administration has decided to unilaterally adopt a labour-relations policy which rolls back hard-won negotiating rights for staff representatives introduced