Tag Archive for ITUC

ITUC releases annual report on trade union rights in Palestine

This week saw the International Trade Union Confederation’s annual report on violations of trade union rights around the world.  A couple of days ago, we reported on the section on Israel, which was scathing in its criticism. It’s also worth…

ITUC report: “enforcement of labour law – weak”, “breaches of labour law – common” in Israel

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has just released its Annual Survey of Violations of Trade Union Rights.  The report, which covers nearly every country in the world, offers a scathing critique of labour rights in Israel — particularly the…

Annual survey of violations of trade union rights: What it tells us about Israel and Palestine

The International Trade Union Confederation’s annual survey of violations of trade union rights is a must-read for all trade unionists. This year’s report is no exception. Though it highlights very severe violations around the world (including 90 murders of trade…

British union leaders call for global unions to adopt BDS position

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign has finally published the statement of a delegation of  a half dozen British trade union leaders representing five trade unions (Unite, RMT, TSSA, PCS, and Napo). The trade unionists involved were: Gerry Doherty – General Secretary…

TULIP 24 June event in London cancelled

Michael Sommer, the leader of the German DGB and president of the International Trade Union Confederation, has had to cancel his planned 24 June visit to London.  As a result, the TULIP event that had been scheduled to take place…

World’s unions reject boycotts, embrace Israeli-Palestinian cooperation

The international trade union movement has just delivered a stinging rebuff to advocates of the campaign to boycott Israel. At its second world congress which just concluded in Vancouver, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) rejected calls to support the…

ITUC meets Palestinian Authority, and Palestinian and Israeli union affiliates

In a meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on 16 February, ITUC General Secretary Guy Ryder discussed the deep economic problems confronting Palestinians, and the government’s plans to tackle a series of labour issues including vocational training,…

International trade union centre welcomes Histadrut decision to organise migrant workers

The international trade union movement has welcomed the decision by the Israeli national trade union centre, The Histadrut, to begin a campaign to organise migrant workers .’ Guy Ryder, the International Trade Union Confederation’s  General Secretary, has just posted a…

ITUC condemns Israel’s settlement expansion

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)  has today condemned the decision of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government to expand the Gilo settlement south of Jerusalem, on land annexed by Israel in 1967, as illegal and a further threat to…