International Trade Union Organisations signed an agreement to promote and protect rights of migrant workers
30 May 2018
International Labour Organization (ILO) Director-General Guy Ryder witnessed
a signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at which the
International Trade Union Confederation - Asia Pacific (ITUC-AP), ASEAN Trade
Union Council (ATUC), South Asian Regional Trade Union Council (SARTUC), Arab
Trade Union Confederation (Arab TUC), African Regional Organisation of the
International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) and the Trade Union
Confederation of Americas (TUCA) expressed their firm commitment to cooperate
and to carry joint trade union campaigns for the promotion and protection of
the rights of migrant workers.
The parties to this MOU ascertained that the situation of migrant workers should be addressed through the principles of international trade union solidarity, social justice, equal treatment, equal opportunity and gender equity.
The signing ceremony of the MOU took place in Geneva on 30 May 2018 at a side event during the 107th Session of the International Labour Conference (ILC).