The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement was signed by 12 countries on the 5th of October 2015 after a final 5 day long marathon of negotiations in Atlanta (US) (see UNI Global Union reactive statement on that day). The deal is between 12 countries: Australia, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, the US, Vietnam, Chile, Brunei, Singapore and New Zealand. If ratified, it would cover 40% of the world’s economy and set the foundation for trade in e-commerce, financial services, property rights, medicine and much more, impacting the lives of millions of workers.
The UNI Global Union World Executive Board recognized the urgent need for mobilization and action against climate change.
While Mexico was being hit by the strongest hurricane in history, negotiators finally managed to put the draft climate agreement back on track after a week of heated debate at the UNFCCC session in Bonn.
The draft agreement which was published on Friday October 26th late at night will be the basis for negotiation at the COP21 in Paris. It is being complemented by the workstream document on action before 2020.
Bonn, 23 October 2015 – the last week of negotiations before COP21 in Paris has seen a heated debate between rich and poor countries and the weakening of the text for workers.
The language on “a just transition for workers and decent jobs” which was part of the second operational paragraph of the draft Paris agreement may now only figure in the preambule.
Jingle for Global Commerce Conference, Buenos Aires, 9-11 October 2013
UNI stands with South African affiliate SASBO – the finance union representing 73,000 members– in their call for a national shut down of the country’s finance sector on Friday 27 September 2019.
UNI Americas Executive Committee approved a motion condemning the criminal deforestation in the Amazon.
The authors, international union leaders, argue that after the repeated errors of the IMF, Argentina needs an alternative economic strategy that stimulates the real economy
UNI Global Union has joined with other GUFs and the ITUC in calling on China to agree to the demands of the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU).
In a letter addressed to China’s UN ambassador in Geneva, the GUFs called for the Hong Kong administration to immediately enter into dialogue with the HKCTU and civil society to restore justice and implement democratic reform.
These demands include: