Issued on November 06, 2014
Congress is pleased to be participating in the Department of Foreign Affairs Forum on Business and Human Rights in Dublin Castle tomorrow. (7 Nov 2014)
The theme is a welcome one and among the speakers is Dwight Justice from the ITUC
Dwight will be presenting a trade union perspective on the theme, informed by these documents:
ITUC Guide for union on UN Framework;
Joint paper on due diligence and Freedom of Association;
Civil society organisation will be present tomorrow and have contributed to a series of blogs on the topic in the run up to the event.
Why not follow the event on Twitter? #HumanRightsIrl @humanrightsirl
David Joyce is also speaking at the event and will be tweeting from @djoyce18
Issued on September 17, 2014
In early October, the Labour Advisory Committee in Cambodia is to announce a new minimum wage for workers in the garment, textile and footwear industry, which generates US$5 billion in revenue for the country. At this critical juncture, a coalition of Cambodian garment unions has called for international solidarity to support their demands for a raise in the minimum wage from US$100 to US$177 a month.
IndustriALL Global Union, the ITUC and UNI Global Union are jointly asking affiliates to join Cambodian unions in a Day of Action on today 17 September and organize protests at Cambodian embassies to demand a living wage for garment workers.
Issued on July 29, 2014
You can view ITUC video about conditions for migrant workers in Qatar here
The campaign website Rerun the Vote !
Full presentation here
New Guardian expose: Trapped in Qatar: The Migrants who helped build "Tower of Football"
Issued on May 28, 2014
Ratification of the EU/Colombian Free Trade Agreement will be before the Dáil in the coming weeks. Please add your name to this petition to tell our TD’s & Senators that it is the wrong time to approve this agreement.
Murders, disappearances; threats & intimidation of trade unionists, human rights defenders and lawyers continue unabated. Colombia is still the most dangerous place in the world to be a trade unionist.
Issued on April 30, 2014
It is now over one year since the terible disaster killed 1138 people in Rana Plaza, Dhaka, Bangladesh. What has changed?
Congress participated in a Clean Clothes Campaign Event to mark the Anniversary in Grafton Street last week