International Trade Union Confederation ITUC

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Picked up on Weitzenegger’s Website for International  Development Cooperation and its Newsletter.

  • It has been the historic role of trade unionism, and remains its mission, to better the conditions of work and life of working women and men and their families, and to strive for human rights, social justice, gender equality, peace, freedom and democracy.
  • More than ever in its history, confronted by unbridled capitalist globalisation, effective internationalism is essential to the future strength of trade unionism and its capacity to realise that mission.
  • The Confederation calls on the workers of the world to unite in its ranks, to make of it the instrument needed to call forth a better future for them and for all humanity. (About 1/2).

Homepage in english;
Press and publications; campaigns; YouTubeChannel;
Equality; Human and Trade Union Rights; Economic an Social Policy;
Member’s section; young workers; jobs at ITUC;
Regional structures; Global Unions; Mailing list: down left column; Links;
Address: ITUC, 5 Boulevard du Roi Albert II, Bte 1, 1210 Brussels, Belgium;

About 2/2: … The ITUC adheres to the principles of trade union democracy and independence, as set out in its Constitution. It is governed by four-yearly world congresses, a General Council and an Executive Bureau. The chief executive of the ITUC is its General Secretary Guy Ryder, supported by Deputy General Secretaries Mamounata Cisse and Jaap Wienen.

The ITUC regional organizations are the Asia-Pacific Regional Organization (ITUC-AP), the African Regional Organization (ITUC-AF) and the American Regional Organization (TUCA)

The ITUC also cooperates closely with the European Trade Union Confederation, including through the Pan-European Regional Council, which was created on March 2007.

The ITUC has close relations with the Global Union Federations and the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC), working together through the Global Unions Council.

The ITUC works closely with the International Labour Organisation. It maintains contacts with several other UN Specialised Agencies.

Along with its Regional Organisations and their sub-offices, the ITUC has offices in Amman, Geneva, Moscow, New York, Sarajevo, Vilnius and Washington DC.

The ITUC represents 168 million workers in 155 countries and territories and has 311 national affiliates.
(… more: in left column /click on about).

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