WFTU Solidarity statement with the Indonesia strike against anti-labor policy

The World Federation of Trade Unions, representing more than 105 million workers from 133 countries of the 5 continents salutes the massive strike and demonstration organized by workers, students, farmers, and popular strata in Jakarta, Indonesia against the anti-people and anti-labor policies of the Indonesian government on August 10th, 2022. The international class-oriented trade union movement joins its voice with the WFTU affiliates and the trade union movement in Indonesia demanding withdrawal of the Omnibuslaw, P3 Laws and canceling of the RKUHP Laws as well the canceling of the SISDIKNNAS laws revision.  We also demand effective measures against the rise […]

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Unions support Colombian rights

Fórsa has written to the newly elected Colombian government to express support for its political programme and emphasise the union’s continued commitment to supporting implementation of the 2016 peace agreement. In a letter addressed to President Gustavo Petro and Vice-President Francia Márquez, a group of British and Irish unions representing over 6.5 million workers, welcomed policies which contained “the potential for change that could see significant steps away from the violence and deep-rooted inequality that has affected Colombia for so long.” The Justice for Colombia union coalition congratulated Colombian president Gustavo Petro and vice-president Francia Márquez on their hard-won victory. […]

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Workers’ rights need to be addressed, warns IHREC

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission is warning that workers’ rights in Ireland need to be addressed. In a report to the Council of Europe, the IHREC said it is concerned about inadequate protections for workers, discriminatory policies that affect disabled employees and the prevalence of discrimination and sexual harassment in the labour market. The commission said the failure to acknowledge the social and economic value of care work, mainly provided by women, has led to low pay and conditions. The report highlights that trade unions have no legislative right to be recognised in the workplace for collective bargaining purposes. […]

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