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September 2009 (5)
Sep 26 2009 5:11PM
Why an EU free trade deal with Colombia would be bad for human rights

The EU is negotiating a free trade agreement (FTA) with Colombia, the most dangerous place in the world to be a trade unionist. Signing that deal would hand the Colombian Government a propaganda coup, suggesting that its human rights...

Sep 26 2009 10:49AM
Iranian trade unionists face lengthy jail sentences - protest now!

Two Iranian trade unionists from the sugar industry are still facing jail, although three of their colleagues have had their sentences overturned on appeal after an international solidarity campaign. The IUF – the global union for food...

Sep 21 2009 6:06PM
The right to peace

The right to life is of course at the heart of human rights, so today, on International Day of Peace, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) is highlighting the importance of real action for the abolition of nuclear weapons...

Sep 16 2009 4:27PM
Amnesty addresses the TUC

Our Director, Kate Allen, has just delivered a stirring call for human and labour rights solidarity at the TUC Congress here in Liverpool, and received a rousing response from the trade union delegates. As readers will know, this is...

Sep 6 2009 11:11AM
Gambian trade unionists pardoned!

I've blogged before about the campaign to free the leaders of the Gambia Press Union – their NUJ – and on Friday we got the good news that they had been freed by Presidential pardon. This was the result of a worldwide campaign in...