Urgent call to governments for a democratic debate on TiSA

Philip Jennings, UNI Global Union General Secretary said:  “The newly leaked documents on TiSA reveal once more than the trade rules are being written to benefit the top 1%. If adopted, TiSA would reduce the ability of governments to regulate to protect financial stability, labour rights and the environment. The TiSA talks strike at the…

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UNI Management Commitee “Making it Happen” ahead of Liverpool UNI World Congress

UNI General Secretary Philip Jennings addressed the UNI Global Union Management Committee during its two day meeting in Nyon. Jennings agreed with UNI President Ann Selin that the whole UNI family is “pumped for Liverpool”,  refering to the UNI World Congress in 2018. The Management Committee agreed that the labour movement, and especially the service…

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UNI Global Union supports LGBT rights at work

UNI Global Union joins the ILO in calling for LGBT rights to be fully recognised and respected in the workplace.  The theme of this year’s International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia is mental health, marking 26 years to the day that the WHO declassified homosexuality as a psychiatric disorder. This was a turning point in…

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Bangladesh Accord marks third anniversary

Three years ago on 15 May 2013, global garment brands and retailers and 2 global unions and their national RMG affiliates signed an unprecedented agreement to make garment factories safe in Bangladesh. With more than 210 company signatories and approximately 1600 factories covered by the agreement, the Accord is embarked on a large scale effort…

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