Since 2008 the ITUC has been organising the World Day for Decent Work (WDDW) on 7 October. It is a day for mobilisation for all trade unions across the globe, from Fiji in the east to Hawaii in the west. Every year we have hundreds of activities in a hundred countries, carried out by millions of people.


October 7 – World Day for Decent Work 2013: Organise!

In the six years after the launch of the World Day for Decent Work (WDDW) tens of millions of people have taken action on October 7 to stand up for union rights and decent work. This year again, unions from across the world will be calling in unison for social justice and decent jobs for all. With governments still unwilling or unable to tame the dominance of global finance and (...)

Qatar’s Broken Promise Denies Workers’ Rights

Qatar has broken its promise to consult with international labour experts over the introduction of a new labour law within a week of pledging consultation with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). The authorities are rushing through plans for a government "committee to represent workers" instead of allowing the huge migrant workforce to form their own trade unions in a move (...)

ITUC’s ’12 by 12’ Campaign keeps up the pressure on governments for the ratification of the Domestic Workers Convention

On 16 June, actions and mobilisations in dozens of countries (from Spain to India, Senegal to Chile ) are expected to keep up the pressure on governments to better protect domestic workers in law and practice and to put a hold on the exploitation and abuse of the 50 to 100 million domestic workers. Two years on from the historical adoption of the ILO Convention 189 at the International (...)

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