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 from the UK where they will offload the British guests and crew only – no other nationalities. The rest of the passengers and crew are reportedly still in limbo. 

Now the Guardian are reporting that more than 100 Australian doctors and medical professionals are stuck on cruise ship off Chile aboard the Roald...

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...

On March 6-7, 2020, the World Federation of Trade Unions held the Founding Congress of the TUI Textile-Garment-Leather (TUI TEXGAL) in Cairo, Egypt, with great enthusiasm and the massive participation of delegates from all over the world.

Militant trade union leaders of the sectors of textile garment and leather form India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Kazakhstan, Russia, Egypt, RD Congo...

The delegates of various countries intervene by presenting the situation of Textile Garment and leather industries Workers, expressing their commitment for the strengthening of the struggles, coordination and internationalist solidarity through the new TUI of WFTU.

During the last day of the congress Ernesto Trigo from Argentina elected president and brother Abdel Fatah Ibrahim from EGYPT...

With some 90,000 people in dozens of countries currently infected by the COVID 19 virus, the ITUC is calling for urgent measures to ensure that workers who show symptoms can take sick leave without fear of losing their jobs or their incomes, and receive free health care. With the WHO warning of “very high risk of global spread and impact” of the disease, workplaces are frontlines in combatting...

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...

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...

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