Sunday, 17 October 2021

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On 9 August 2021, central trade unions in India organised a nationwide protest against the anti-worker, anti-people, and anti-nation policies of the Modi government. The protest march, dubbed as ‘Save India Day’, also marked the anniversary of...

13 August 2021

Respondents from Asia-Pacific are more likely to believe that workers’ rights are now more important than before, compared to respondents from other regions. This is one of the key findings of the ITUC Frontline Poll June 2021 that assesses the ...

29 July 2021

The ITUC-Asia Pacific is gravely concerned by the raging fire that burned down the factory of Hashem Food and Beverage in Rupganj area in Naranyanganj in Bangladesh, claiming the lives of at least 52 workers and causing injuries to more than 30 other...

14 July 2021

The Asia-Pacific region remains the second worst region in the world for workers’ rights according to the 2021 edition of ITUC’s annual Global Rights Index. While Asia-Pacific retains its ranking since 2014, its rating increased from 4.09 to 4.17...

1 July 2021

On 19 June 2021, the 109th Session of International Labour Conference (ILC) adopted an emergency resolution on Myanmar, calling for the restoration of democracy, the reestablishment of civilian rule, the end to arbitrary detentions and violations of ...

23 June 2021

On 16 June 2011, the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council unanimously endorsed the “Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Implementing the United Nations ‘Protect, Respect and Remedy’ Framework” (UNGPs), developed by Professor ...

16 June 2021

After years of campaigning by the Japanese Trade Union Confederation (JTUC)-RENGO, the Bill on the Strengthening of Related Laws for the Conclusion of the Convention on the Abolition of Forced Labor (C105) (hereafter, "the Bill") was approved and ena...

10 June 2021

Today, 28 May 2021, Lee Cheuk Yan has been handed a new sentence of additional 18 months of jail time for taking part in a peaceful pro-democracy protest on China’s National Day in October 2019. This is on top of the 18-month imprisonment sentence ...

28 May 2021

In line with the commemoration of the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour this 2021, the ITUC-Asia Pacific launches the #EndChildLabour Poster Competition on 12 May to raise awareness on the urgent need to take action to elimi...

12 May 2021

Today, we celebrate the historic values and achievements of the international trade union movement and reaffirm our commitment to organise workers everywhere and support their fights for democratic rights.This year, we mark May Day in difficult circu...

1 May 2021
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