International Campaigns & Issues: 2010

International Migrants Day 2010

Media Release - December 20, 2010

To mark International Migrants Day, the ITUC is condemning the violations of migrant workers’ rights taking place all over the world.

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Opposition to the re-opening of the Jeffrey Asbestos Mine in Canada

Media Release - December 14, 2010

The organisations we represent are very concerned about the proposed re-opening of the Jeffrey asbestos mine in Quebec. We understand that the new mine may have annual exports of 200,000 tons of asbestos for the next 25 to 50 years.

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Statement of solidarity with the Saharawi people following recent attack on civilians

Media Release - December 2, 2010

We abhor the aggression against Saharawi civilians and calls on the Kingdom of Morocco to fully respect the basic human rights of the Sahawari people and allow them to exercise their rights to self-determination.

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Labour activists jailed in Vietnam

Media Release - November 30, 2010

Australian unions have condemned the jailing of union organisers in Vietnam and call for their immediate release.

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Trade unions Say NO to violence against women

Media Release - November 25, 2010

To mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls, the ITUC and its affiliated organisations across the globe are rallying to say NO to this violence and to fight the discrimination underpinning it.

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ILO deals the ‘death knoll for asbestos’

Media Release - September 30, 2010

A statement from a United Nations body confirming its desire to see the end of asbestos use worldwide is the ‘death knoll’ for a substance which claims one life every five minutes around the clock.

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World Day for Decent Work: Unions step up pressure for jobs and social Justice

Media Release - September 15, 2010

Trade unions across the world are stepping up pressure for decent jobs and social justice, in the lead up to the World Day for Decent Work, October 7.

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Second ITUC World Congress concludes by electing its first female General Secretary

Media Release - June 25, 2010

On the final day of its second World Congress in Vancouver, Sharan Burrow was elected to succeed Guy Ryder as first General Secretary of the ITUC – the world’s largest international trade union organisation.

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International trade unions to adopt historic resolution on climate change

Media Release - June 24, 2010

Unions from all over the world are to adopt today an ambitious resolution on climate change.

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Millions of workers demand nuclear disarmament

Media Release - May 5, 2010

Following the opening of the UN Nuclear Disarmament Summit yesterday in New York, international trade union representatives will today hand over a petition for nuclear disarmament signed by more than 6.7 million workers to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

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