The World Federation of Trade Union, on behalf of its more than 100 million workers in 132 countries of the 5 continents, denounce the death of two people after the police attack on a workers’ protest in Bangladesh.  The Crown Wears workers were demanding their unpaid wages and benefits by blocked the Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway at Jamirdia area of Bhaluka in Mymensingh on Monday, April 6th, 2020.

The unacceptable attack of police resulted in several injured workers and at least 2 people who were killed by a moving truck and died on the spot, trying to escape from the attack.

The World Federation of Trade Unions strongly condemns the repression against the fair demands of the Crown Wears workers and demand the full payment of their...

Communist Party of ChinaThe Communist Party of China and more than 230 political parties from over 100 countries issued a joint open letter Thursday, calling for carrying out closer international cooperation to beat COVID-19. The following is the full text of the joint open letter.

Today, as COVID-19 is spreading rapidly across the globe, it constitutes the most urgent and serious challenge to both the health of the...

30th March 2020

To:
The Prime Minister of India
New Delhi
Sub: Food and Shelter for the Migrant Workers during lockdown period

Dear Prime Minister Sir,

We have earlier, on 24th March 2020, brought to your notice the serious problems of the unorganised sector workers, including migrant workers as a result of the country wide lockdown to contain the corona virus pandemic. We have urged upon you...

AITUC strongly condemns the use of disinfectant spray on the migrant workers in Barreliey who were desperate to reach home and walking for miles on the highways. It is criminal to use chemical spray on human bodies as it can cause nausea, vomiting, head ache, irritation and damage to eyes, and in severe cases agitation, delusion, drowsiness, hallucination, impaired judgment, excitement, and mood...

The COVID pandemic should be a final wakeup call.

Mr Asaf F Vardag President,Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian Founder/Secretary General  Mrs Atia Saleem Chairperson Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF) ,   Malik Ali Umar Awan President Mr Faysal Abbas  Secretary General Pakistan National Federation of Trade Union (PNFTU) Ch Tariq Javeed President Peoples Trade Union...

AITUC takes serious note of the gloomy situation for several crore  of workers , who are migrant/ contract/casual / daily earners to run their kitchens in the wake of lock downs of 75 districts resulting out of Covid – 19 spread.  The address of the Prime Minister was too late and too little without any commitments on the part of government for necessary financial package, for necessary...

The World Federation of Trade Unions, the militant voice of more than 100 million workers in 132 countries, expresses its support and internationalist solidarity with the teachers in Sri Lanka who went on a countrywide strike on February 26th, 2020. The impressive participation of 95% of the teachers reveals the total agreement and unifying of all teachers with the fair demands that are expressed...

Bangkok has seen a historic moment today as a new workers’ union has been launched.

Working people on the city’s metro and rail system have come together to form the Metro and Rail Transport Workers' Union (MRTU) and held their first general meeting at the offices of the State Railway Workers’ Union of Thailand (SRUT).

The MRTU represents workers in Siemens Mobility Company Thailand, and has...

The government has continued to file charges against trade union leaders, and organising or joining a union in garment factories and other sectors is becoming increasingly difficult and dangerous. Anti-union discrimination is rampant. 

With Cambodia being a major beneficiary under the EBA, the partial withdrawal is a test for Europe’s trade policy and its impact on human rights.

The ETUC...

CP VietnamA solemn meeting was held in the capital city of Hanoi on February 3 to celebrate the 90th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), with the participation of leaders, former leaders of the Party, State, and revolutionary veterans.

While recalling the 90-year glorious history of the CPV, Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong noted with pride the great...

Dear comrades of AIUTUC,

PAME, a member of the WFTU, sends a greeting to your Congress on behalf of the class unions in Greece and wishes you success in your work. Unfortunately, the political developments that have been taking place in Greece lately, and the General Strike that we are preparing for mid-February in Greece will not allow us to attend your Conference.

Dear comrades, please...

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