30 | 03 | 2020

In order to ensure a full and efficient response to the threat posed by the COVID-19 crisis on humankind, the governments of Venezuela, China, Russia, Iran, Syria, Nicaragua, Cuba and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea addressed a letter to the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres asking the multilateral organization to call for the immediate lifting of the illegal, coercive and arbitrary measures of economic pressure affecting the peoples amid this pandemic declared by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The letter was released by the Minister of People’s Power for Foreign Affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Jorge Arreaza on his Twitter account @jaarreaza.

“We address the UN Secretary-General so that the UN joins...

The World Federation of Trade Unions, its 100 million members and friends of militant workers around the world, we express our internationalist solidarity and support to workers and the peoples of all countries affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.

What is once more reaffirmed is that in difficult times, such as during extreme natural phenomena, wars, disasters, pandemics, it is the workers and...

Message from ITF general secretary Stephen Cotton

Dear friends,

I am proud to be the general secretary of an organisation that represents transport workers at this time of need. The outbreak and spread of Covid-19 has once again served to highlight just how reliant humanity and global supply chains are on transport workers keeping the world moving.

Transport workers are often the...

The World Federation of Trade Unions strongly condemns the imposed sanctions against various countries that hampers the worldwide effort of containment and effective address of the coronavirus.

The sanctions that were imposed and are still implemented, as one means for the promotion of the geostrategic goals of the dominant states and ensuring the maximum possible monopolies’ profits, cause...

Unions are fighting to ensure workers receive sick pay, avoid catastrophic loss of income if employers are closing businesses, and that governments put measures in place to protect their homes.

Australia’s Community and Public Sector Union reported Tuesday that it had convinced the Australian Public Service Commission to extend paid leave to casual staff who contract COVID-19 or have to...

The explosive spread of coronavirus has led to more and more countries introducing and imposing travel restrictions in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19. Global shipping has been hit hard by the coronavirus with disruption to the industry reverberating through global supply chains and throughout the global economy.

“The shipping industry plays a pivotal role in the global logistics chain...

morning star neuTRADE unions across the world are leading the battle to protect workers and their families from economic dislocation caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Unions are fighting to ensure workers receive sick pay, avoid catastrophic loss of income if employers are closing businesses and that governments put measures in place to protect their homes.

Australia’s Community & Public Sector Union...

This week the coronavirus stricken Braemar made global news after being turned away from several Caribbean ports and spent days searching for somewhere to dock until Cuba agreed to allow the offloading of passengers and crew. Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines confirmed that the Braemar is achored approximately five miles off the coast of Havana, awaiting a charter flight...

Dear men and women colleagues,

We live in a period of Pandemic, where the Coronavirus is spreading to the four corners of the world.

On behalf of the World Federation of Trade Unions, we want to congratulate the workers all over the world, because through their work they provide all goods for the survival of the Peoples. The workers are those who produce food, medicine, services, machines...

The International Trade Union Confederation and its Global Unions partners have today called for urgent action by governments and employers on the COVID -19 Crisis, with a statement adopted at the Council of Global Unions (CGU) meeting today in London.

ITUC General Secretary Sharan Burrow said: “Governments must act to put in place urgent economic stimulus plans and workplace measures to protect...

NO WORKER MUST LOSE HIS JOB!

The World Federation of Trade Unions, on behalf of its 100 million members all over the world, expresses its support to the workers around the globe, who are facing consequences on their health and risk on their working rights, because of the Coronavirus outbreak which now records a large number of cases and deaths.

We urge the governments to immediately  take...

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