HIV Aids Bulletin No. 124

Please find enclosed the latest issues of the project E-bulletin. Issue number 124  will look at a report on HIV/AIDS workshop organised for the Burmese migrant workers in Thailand; a report from the Caribbean where the Guyana Clerical and General Workers Union received funds from the Global Fund to implement work place TB program. The bulletin will also […]

June 28, 2012

No Social Justice Without Environmental Protection

By Sharan Burrow, ITUC General Secretary Rio de Janeiro, 22 June 2012 (ITUC OnLine):  The global trade union movement is bitterly disappointed at the Declaration of the Rio+20 Summit, a declaration that lacks the concrete measures necessary now to end senseless environmental destruction, drive investment into the green economy to create jobs and reduce  the […]

June 26, 2012

Young transport workers organise for the future

ITF unionists are gearing up for the first inter-congress conference for young transport workers. The event – held on 17-19 September 2012 in Montreal, Canada will be led by the youth leaders elected to oversee the ITF youth programme. Unionists from all over the world and all sectors of transport, including those working in global […]

TUC Statement on the Rio Declaration

There will be no social justice without environmental protection The international trade union movement came to Rio with a set of clear demands and an agenda that integrates the three dimensions of sustainable development, supporting a social protection floor, decent and green jobs and a financial transactions tax. We recognise that the Rio Declaration that […]

June 21, 2012

Trade union statement to Rio+20 summit

An impatient Trade Union Assembly in Rio on 11-13 June adopted a statement which represents an important step forward, in which it realises “that our current profit-driven production and consumption model, identified as the source of rising social inequalities and environmental degradation, must be replaced if a truly sustainable development is to be achieved”. It […]

June 20, 2012

HIV Aids Bulletin No. 123

Please find attached the latest issues of the project E-bulletin. Issue number 123 will look at a report on the health camp and HIV/AIDS training organised by NUSI, India; a report from Guatemala where the SITRADGT and USTAC jointly organised a forum on HIV/AIDS. The bulletin will also highlight the recently concluded G8 summit and trade union response about […]

June 11, 2012

Trade unions on the move for Rio+20

The United Nations’ Conference on Sustainable Development – Rio+20 will focus on the green economy and the institutional framework for sustainability. It has broadened its agenda to cover other topics, such as social inclusion, energy, employment, etc. In order to make an impact, we will focus on three key dimensions: influencing the negotiations mobilising and […]