March 8, 2012

As women we are not resigned to being frozen in time

March 8 is International Women´s Day. Our fight for rights, for social justice and more sustainable egalitarian societies continues - a fight that regretfully remains difficult.

We are not resigned to women being “frozen in time”. Unfortunately the gender pay gap has remained at the same level over the past 10 years. On average women are paid 18% less than their male counterparts. A new report published by the ITUC examines this, read it here.

The important role that women could play in the emerging green economy should not be ignored nor should the importance of ensuring women’s access to green jobs. Have a look at our interesting report on Women Workers and Green Jobs here.

 

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October 20, 2014

ISO is failing the standard test

Standards underpinning safety management at work should be a good thing, right? Right – but only if they are good ones. And the draft standard cooked up by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), warns ITUC general secretary Sharan Burrow, is far from good.

 

October 7, 2014

October 7 – World Day for Decent Work 2014: Justice for Workers - Climate Justice

The world is on an unsustainable path. Vast numbers of working people face insecurity in their jobs and the highest levels of inequality in living memory. One half of working families have experienced unemployment or reduced working hours in the past two years, while 1.2 billion people still live in extreme poverty

October 6, 2014

Slaves to fish shrimps

Slavery, murder & suicide in Thailand's fishing industry. Modern day slavery in the Thai fishing industry was exposed by a six-month Guardian investigation. See their video here

 

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Valerie Denney. IPEN

 

Global Lead Paint Elimination Picks Up Steam

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