Calls and Campaigns

#I Stand with Migrant Workers

As the FIFA World Cup is played out Qatar, join the call for a global wave of support for migrant workers amongst activists, football fans, players, sports communities and the general public.

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BWI condemns Mynmar executions

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI), representing 12 million workers worldwide, has condemned the military junta of Myanmar for the brutal execution of four democracy activists.

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World Public Service Day

On 23 June 2022, World Public Services Day, Publics Services International (PSI – the global union federation of workers in public services) launched Behind the Mask – an interactive online documentary.

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HKCTU to disband due to repression

The Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU), Hong Kong’s largest pro-democracy union coalition, and a former affiliate of IFWEA, is to disband, citing fears for safety as a major reason.

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Ukraine: Regressive labour laws

The ITUC has written jointly with the ETUC to senior politicians in Ukraine to raise serious concerns about ongoing regressive labour reforms in the country, which include a lack of compatibility with requirements to guarantee working time, rest periods, minimum daily rest, overtime and leave.

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Campaign for the recognition of the State of Palestine

The Campaign for the recognition of the State of Palestine brings together European, Israeli, and Palestinian civil society and trade union organisations to push for the recognition of the State of Palestine as the 194th full member of the United Nations (UN).

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ILO conference adopts strong pandemic call to action

The International Labour Organization’s (ILO) annual International Labour Conference (ILC) has adopted a strong pandemic call to action. The plan, adopted with the unanimous support of government, trade union and employer representatives, fast-tracks implementation of the ILO Centenary Declaration. Read more

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Call for contributions to Myanmar Strike Fund

The ITUC has set up a coordinated strike fund for distribution to Myanmar unions. Contributions will be distributed among workers and families who have lost their livelihoods due to strike or other protest actions and will cover people’s emergency needs, such as food, shelter, and medical care. Find out more

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Call for more protests in Colombia

A month after protests began in Colombia, the national strike committee is calling for fresh demonstrations after the government refused to sign a preliminary agreement guaranteeing peaceful protests. IndustriALL stands by the Colombian people and condemns the state and government violence. Read more

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