21 | 02 | 2020

WHO has advised governments to prepare for containment, including active surveillance, early detection, isolation, case management, contact tracing and prevention of the onward spread of infection.

Governments worldwide should immediately act and implement strict biosecurity protocols in airports and ports, including procedures to identify potentially infected passengers, crew and seafarers from areas of concern, to contain the outbreak and minimise any chance of exposure and safeguard workers from the deadly outbreak.

Airlines, airports, cruise line operators, shipping companies and port operators must provide workers with the latest information regarding the outbreak, follow best practice in regard to health and safety protocols and...

Anything that stood in their way was swiftly dealt with.

Until now.

The comfortable shareholder’s chair is quickly becoming a hot seat as demands for more democracy at work are resonating on both sides of the Atlantic. Trade unions, politicians and intellectuals are developing plans to infuse companies and the economy at large with more democracy, more participation, a louder voice for workers...

With winds up to 30 and 40 kilometres an hour for at least two-thirds of the year, the Isthmus of Tehuantepec has become the El Dorado of wind power. This majority indigenous rural fishing region is set to become the largest wind corridor in Latin America with 5000 80-metre-high wind turbines, 2,129 of which have already been built. This victory for the environment is a defeat for the local...

unoThe General Assembly of the United Nations on Wednesday adopted a resolution against glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other practices that encourage modern forms of racism and xenophobia.

A total of 133 countries - four more than last year - supported the document. The United States and Ukraine traditionally voted against. 52 nations, including Austria, France, Turkey, Czech Republic and...

It’s the unlikeliest of endorsements, given the organisation’s past views, but its new report – Negotiating Our Way Up – concludes that collective bargaining helps to ensure that “all workers and companies, including small and medium-sized enterprises, reap the benefits of technological innovation, organisational changes and globalisation”.

Dialogue between employers, workers and their...

The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), representing 97 million workers in 130 countries around the world, on the occasion of International Migrants Day, greets all our class brothers and sisters who are forced to leave their countries in the search for a better future.

The peoples in every corner of the world suffer the consequences of imperialist policies and the antagonisms of...

Our house is on fire. Instead of working together to put the house fire out, powerful countries are pillaging what is left of it.

COP25 is the latest example of how the international community is failing to tackle the climate emergency and in the process, failing the world and future generations.

Having witnessed the negotiations in Madrid, we are disheartened by how just a few countries are...

“Communism is the youth of the world!”“So come brothers and sisters
For the struggle carries on
The Internationale
Unites the world in song”

A century ago, over these days (20-26 November, 1919), 29 representatives from 13 countries were illegally gathering in Berlin, representing 219.000 members of Youth Organizations. It was the founding congress of the Young Communist International (YCI)

On the occasion of the WFTU foundation anniversary, on October 3rd 1945, the World Federation of Trade Unions is celebrating today the WFTU International Action Day under the slogan: Struggle against Xenophobia, Racism and Fascism.

Xenophobia and racism are intentionally raised among the peoples by governments and lobbies, so as to divide them, to make them accuse one another of the problems...

The World Federation of Trade Unions, on the behalf of its 97 million members in 130 countries of the 5 continents, greets the celebration of the International Workers’ Day 2019 with the slogan: “The wealth belongs to those who produce it!”

We greet workers throughout the globe, and their irreplaceable role in the production of all goods and services, necessary to cover all contemporary needs of...

“THE WFTU AGAINST ALL KINDS OF EXCLUSION, INEQUALITIES AND EXPLOITATION”

Today marks 162 years that commemorates and remembers the birth of International Women’s Day.  On this day, 08th March 1857, a group of women in the textile industry took a conscious decision to take to the streets of New York in order to protest against miserable working conditions of working women.

Demands that...

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