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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August 21, 2015

Following Tianjin explosion, UN expert calls on China to ensure transparent investigation

El Gobierno de China y las empresas relevantes del país deben garantizar una total transparencia en la investigación del desastre químico en Tianjin, incluyendo tanto las causas y los efectos de la explosión, ha pedido un experto independiente de derechos humanos de las Naciones Unidas.

August 3, 2015

U.N. states agree post-2015 sustainable development agenda

The United Nations 193-member states agreed on Sunday on an agenda for the world's sustainable development and is now due to be formally adopted by world leaders at a summit in September.

June 25, 2015

A just transition for all: Can the past inform the future?

A new issue of the International Journal of Labour Research revisits some sectoral transitions occurred in the past in the light of  the International Labour Conference Conclusions 2013.

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Sharan Burrow. ITUC SG

If you expose us, we'll expose you. A excellent article on chemical risks for workers on the occasion of International Workers Memorial Day, 28 of April. 

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United Steelworkers (USW) putting breast cancer out of work

In partnership with the BlueGreen Alliance (an alliance that unites the largest union and environmental organizations), the USW launched a campaign to Put Breast Cancer Out of Work. Through this initiative they aim to prevent breast cancer and other chronic diseases by promoting safer alternatives to the current use of dangerous chemicals.

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