The UNI Liberty Latin America Trade Union Alliance denounced anti worker conduct at its Cable & Wireless/FLOW operations throughout the Caribbean. The Alliance, composed of trade unions representing workers from Cable & Wireless, FLOW, and other corporate brands in the Caribbeanmet in Kingston, Jamaica on April 9-10, 2019 to address the deteriorating working conditions throughout the company.
After an 8-year fight by UNI affiliate KHMU (Korea Health and Medical Workers Union), Healthcare Personnel Support Act was passed unanimously on 5 April 2019 by Korea's National Assembly. The new law is groundbreaking in the country for its pairing of worker protections and patient safety.
Today, 4 April, the Work Life Balance (WLB) Directive was passed in the European Parliament. The text was agreed in between the European Institutions in trialogue on 24 January 2019. The Directive makes a big difference for the modern workers and families by strengthening existing outdated as well as new rights on parental leave, paternity leave at the birth of a child, carers leave, flexible working arrangement.
UNI Global Union has joined civil society organisations and trade unions in expressing opposition to WTO plans to rewrite the rules of the global economy in favour of tech giants.
The Bangladeshi National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF) led a rally through the streets of Dhaka on 29 March to demand the withdrawal of false charges against workers, the reinstatement of more than 11,000 workers, and an end to blacklisting activists from gaining new employment.
UNI Global Union stands with the as it struggles to advance the rights of the country’s ready-made garment workers.
Workers at WestRock in North Richmond (Australia) are fighting an attempt by management to take away paid time off.
This week, trade unions, members of U.S. Congress, and workers called on banking giant Wells Fargo to end persistent discriminatory and predatory practices.
Gender-based violence blights the lives of millions of women. It excludes women from the world of work and often stigmatises them within their communities. Only when there is true equality will there be an end to gender-based violence.