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The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) is the main international trade union organisation, representing the interests of working people worldwide. The ITUC was founded at its inaugural Congress in Vienna, Austria, on 1 -3 November 2006. It groups together the former affiliates of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) and the World Confederation of Labour (WCL), along with trade union organisations which had no global affiliation. The ICFTU and the WCL dissolved themselves on 31 October 2006, to pave the way for the creation of the ITUC.

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Qatar: UN Human Rights Rapporteur exposes truth on migrant workers and calls for ILO standards to be met
¤ 13 November 2013
International unions are calling on the Qatar authorities to give an immediate response to the request for urgent reforms for migrant workers following a ten-day UN investigation in the country. Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation, welcomed the (...) read more

ITUC Backs Philippines Call to UN Climate Talks, Calls for Huge Humanitarian Effort
¤ 12 November 2013
The ITUC has strongly backed the Philippines Government's call to the UN climate talks underway in Poland for urgent action on climate change in the wake of Friday's devastating typhoon which is thought to have cost as many as 10,000 lives and caused widespread devastation. “The scientific (...) read more

ITUC, TUCA and CUT-Chile testified before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
¤ 12 November 2013
On October 29, ITUC, TUCA and CUT-Chile testified before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, D.C., on the widespread violations of freedom of association in law and in practice. The commissioners expressed concern that a labour law with its roots in the Pinochet era (...) read more

Climate change is putting jobs at risk – governments must act
¤ 9 November 2013
With a new round of the United Nations climate negotiations starting this Monday in Warsaw, Poland, the labour movement expressed its concerns on the impacts a low ambition climate deal would mean for jobs globally. “Science is telling us that all sectors of the economy will be heavily impacted (...) read more

Blatter told not to come back from Qatar empty handed
¤ 5 November 2013
FIFA has pledged its support to fundamental rights in any country hosting its events, and promised that Sepp Blatter will raise employment rights and conditions with the Emir of Qatar in Doha on Saturday. “Sepp Blatter cannot come back from Qatar empty-handed. “FIFA needs to tell Qatar that (...) read more

Indonesians Strike for Minimum Wage and Fair Labour Laws
¤ 29 October 2013
Hundreds of thousands of Indonesian workers are taking strike action and holding mass rallies to demand a fair minimum wage and protection for workers from phony employment arrangements which remove employer obligations through 'outsourcing' arrangements. The country-wide mobilisation, starting (...) read more

The founding of a global federation of domestic workers
¤ 29 October 2013
The founding of a global federation of domestic workers is a sign of the growing strength of the movement, and a key moment to assess progress for workers long excluded from basic labor protections, the International Domestic Workers Network (IDWN), the International Trade Union Confederation (...) read more

Why the World Bank must do better at Doing Business
¤ 28 October 2013
On the eve of the release of the World Bank's Doing Business 2014, civil society organisations call on the World Bank to implement the major recommendations delivered by an independent panel in June, which included ending the ranking of countries according to an “Ease of Doing Business” index and (...) read more

Inter-American Commission to examine freedom of association in Chile
¤ 28 October 2013
The Chilean government is set to appear before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to respond to ongoing, systematic human and trade union rights violations that date back to the Pinochet regime. The case offers an added incentive for the next government of Chile to commit to (...) read more

Pressure Grows to Protect Domestic Workers
¤ 28 October 2013
The founding of a global federation of domestic workers is a sign of the growing strength of the movement, and a key moment to assess progress for workers long excluded from basic labor protections, the International Domestic Workers Network (IDWN), the International Trade Union Confederation (...) read more


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