During the UNI Commerce Global Steering Group meeting, taking place in Barcelona, participants from all over the world joined in a minute of silence for a local woman, murdered by her partner. The killing was brought to the group’s attention by UNI affliliate CCOO, and it highlights the need to unite against gender-based violence at home and in the workplace.
UNI Europa is campaigning together with the European Trade Union Federations and the ETUC against CETA - the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement- in its current form. We must act now, so please support a series of upcoming actions against CETA.
Most importantly, we need YOU, the affiliates, to take action and let your government and relevant ministers know that you, together with your sister organisations across Europe, reject CETA. Your government and ministers must know!
UNI Global Union and ITUC met with Ministers of Labour and employers seeking joint solutions to address the issue of heat impacts at the workplace during the International Labour Conference in Geneva.
The G7 Summit in Shima, Japan, was the first occasion for the G7 Heads of States to gather since the Paris Agreement was agreed upon last December, with climate and energy on the official G7 agenda.
Clearly, the aggregated commitments are not in line with the 2C target, a temperature rise no longer considered safe, let alone 1.5C. Major economies need to deal with the ambition void rather than just celebrate what was accomplished.
Wikileaks reveals new secret documents on TiSA (Trade in Services Agreement) as a new round of negotiations is taking place behind closed doors in Geneva.
The forty-fourth sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 44) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 44) as well as the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1) will take place from 16 to 26 May 2016, in Bonn, Germany. This is the first meeting taking place since the adoption of the Paris Agreement.
The Canadian Labour Congress and the European Trade Union Confederation adopted a statement listing the major changes that need to made on CETA. Unless these changes are made, the trade union movement will call on governments to reject the deal.
The Worker and Trade Union Major Group has submitted an official document to the 2016 High-Level Political Forum highlighting the role of social dialogue to combat inequality, ensure social cohesion and decent jobs for all.
The “Global Heat Level Rise” is a major issue for labour productivity and health, and potentially one of the largest social and economic impact caused by climate change. Millions of workers are being exposed to excessive heat causing increased health risks. The productivity loss could cost more than $2 trillion USD a year by 2030.
Today, on Earth Day, at least 168 nations will sign the historic Paris Climate Agreement in New York against a backdrop of growing voices calling for a just transition towards a world powered by 100 percent renewable energy.