The most important 16 Days of Activism against GBV ever!

23 November 2020 -- tom.myers.478

The rise in violence during the pandemic is seriously impacting long-term mental health—particularly of women.

That is why it critical that we make this 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence the most visible it has ever been. The rolling action begins on 25 November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls, and ends on 10 December, International Human Rights Day.

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A national strike in Colombia for police reform, democracy, and labour rights

19 November 2020 -- Richard Elliott

On 19 November in Colombia, unions and activists are participating in a nation-wide strike to demand reforms that will end ongoing violence and support democracy. The strikers are calling "for life, democracy and the negotiation of the emergency plan.”

They want the government, led by President Iván Duque, to raise the minimum wage, reform the national police, and stop Decree 1174 and Bill 010 that undermine workers’ rights.

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World leaders: Trade unions vital to a just economic recovery and rebuilding multilateralism

11 November 2020 -- leonie.guguen

Trade unions have a key role to play in ensuring Covid-19 recovery programmes are equitable and in helping to rebuild transatlantic cooperation between the US and Europe, according to a UNI Global Union webinar with Argentina’s Minister of Economy, Martín Guzmán and the former Prime Minister of Italy, Enrico Letta, on 9 November.

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Swiss Essential Workers Demand Essential Rights

2 November 2020 -- Richard Elliott

As Switzeland finds itself immersed in a second COVID-19 wave, the Swiss service union Unia is taking swift action to demand better conditions for essential workers, echoing UNI’s #EssentialRights campaign.  

Retail employees, long-term care workers, and logistics workers mobilized on 31 October to kick off a campaign for fair pay, adequte staffing, and collective bargaining agreements covering workers across alpine nation.  

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Women organizing and building power in Poland

30 October 2020 -- Richard Elliott

The Konfederacja Pracy care union marched in solidarity with all Polish women on Wednesday to demand respect for women’s rights and respect for their healthcare decisions.

The participation in the rally aligns with the demands of the union, who represents a primarly female long-term care workforce. The union is engaged in ongoing campaign for better working conditions, better long-term resident conditions, and concrete actions from all levels of government to address the devastating impact that COVID-19 has had on care workers.

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At ASEAN labour meeting, UNI APRO makes case for just transition and occupational health and safety in Covid’s aftermath

29 October 2020 -- uni-asia
UNI APRO Regional Secretary joins the ITUC’s delegation to the 26th Labour Ministers Meeting

As part of the ITUC’s delegation to the 26th ASEAN Labour Ministers Meeting held on 28 October, UNI APRO Regional Secretary Rajendra Acharya made a strong case for strengthened occupational health and safety protections as well as for a just transition in the wake of the pandemic.

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