Covid-19: Increase in gender-based violence shows urgent need to ratify ILO C190

11 June 2020 -- leonie.guguen

A global union webinar on stopping gender-based violence during the pandemic has highlighted the urgent need to ratify and enforce ILO Convention 190 and Recommendation 206, as a way to help protect women workers across the world.

ILO Convention 190 on eliminating violence and harassment in the world of work was adopted by the ILO Conference in June 2019, but so far just a handful of countries have agreed to ratify it.

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The AFC must embed human rights in bidding procedure for 2027 Asian Cup, says Sports Rights Alliance

3 June 2020 -- leonie.guguen

As the deadline for expressions of interest to host the 2027 Asian Cup expires at the end of the month, the Sport & Rights Alliance (SRA) is calling on the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to ensure that human and labour rights are fully respected in the bidding, organization and delivery of the tournament.

So far India, Iran, Qatar and Saudi Arabia have submitted bids to host the event.

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After Covid-19 outbreak, Austrian Postal Union calls for an end to outsourcing

28 May 2020 -- leonie.guguen

UNI Global Union affiliate, the Austrian Postal Union (Gewerkschaft der Post und Fernmeldebediensteten, GPF), is calling for an end to the use of temporary employment agencies at all Austrian post facilities following an outbreak of Covid-19 at two parcel distribution and sorting centres in Vienna and Lower-Austria.

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KFSU-Mart Workers achieves union win in IKEA Korea!

27 May 2020 -- uni-asia

Amidst the gloom of the Covid-19 pandemic, a bright spot shines through with the recent win of KFSU-Mart Workers Union which succeeded in organising in IKEA Korea and achieving the first basic agreement on April 17.

IKEA first entered Korea in 2014 and now have 4 main stores in the areas of Giheung, DongBusan, Goyang, and Gwangmyeong.  

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