As more than 20,000 New Zealanders protested against the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement in Auckland, UNI Global Union endorsed the ITUC Statement which was published on the 4th of February urging governments to protect workers rights, people and the planet.
UNI Global Union, ITUC and other Global Union Federations provided their support to the intense campaign that took place in New Zealand through collective actions, solidarity messages and online mobilization.
The TPPA is a far-reaching “trade deal” that was negotiated in secret and finalized by 12 countries on the 5th of October 2015.
The TPPA is between 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.
UNI Global Union General Secretary Philip Jennings, speaking to CNBC at Davos said Jamie Dimon’s 35% pay rise was a 'rotten example to working people'
Today, the government of New Zealand confirmed TPP trade deal signing in Auckland on February 4th. Opponents are planning a protest on that day as a recent study reveals potential major impacts of TPP on job losses.
The Human Development Report (HDR) considers major changes in the world of work, affecting when, how, and where people work.
Ver.di and the fashion chain Primark agree regional collective agreements will apply to all 7000 Primark workers in Germany
UNI Global Union has written to Cencosud Peru condemning its anti-union practices towards workers and demanding management creates the conditions for workers to organise and collectively bargain. UNI also stated that Cencosud workers should be able to exercise their right to strike without fear of persecution.
UNI and its 20 million members stand in full solidarity with SUTRAGRUCEP, the Cencosud Group Workers' Union in Peru. The union has been trying for 20 months to reach an agreement with the company to improve working conditions.
Please find attached the UNI Global Union Report featuring key highlights of the two intense weeks of negotiations at COP21 and UNI Global Union’s plans to follow up on COP21 decision and Paris Agreement.
Many thanks to all of you for your support. The mobilization of civil society, UNI Global Union, ITUC and UNI affiliates around the world was key to the success of COP21.
You will find more information on the UNI climate page: http://www.uni4climate.org Twitter: #unions4climate.