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The dark truth behind ITUC
The dark truth behind ITUC
Published: 2015/01/05
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Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
Published: 2014/06/25
Channel: International Labour Organization
ITUC Global Rights Index: The world
ITUC Global Rights Index: The world's worst countries for workers
Published: 2014/05/20
Channel: ITUCCSI
International Trade Union Confederation (Mr. Georgios Altintzis)
International Trade Union Confederation (Mr. Georgios Altintzis)
Published: 2016/03/23
Channel: UNCTAD Investment
Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation
Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation
Published: 2014/05/05
Channel: Canadian Labour Congress
Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation
Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation
Published: 2016/01/06
Channel: The Climate Group
Ms. Esther Busser, International Trade Union Confederation Geneva Office
Ms. Esther Busser, International Trade Union Confederation Geneva Office
Published: 2014/07/11
Channel: UNCTADOnline
International Trade Union Confederation [MSFT]
International Trade Union Confederation [MSFT]
Published: 2011/03/08
Channel: QuadrantCommTV
International Trade Union Confederation
International Trade Union Confederation
Published: 2016/09/25
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Mr. Matthew Simonds - International Trade Union Confederation - February UN Post-2015 negotiations
Mr. Matthew Simonds - International Trade Union Confederation - February UN Post-2015 negotiations
Published: 2015/08/03
Channel: UN NGLS
International Trade Union Confederation: Statement 2009 UN Climate Change Summit
International Trade Union Confederation: Statement 2009 UN Climate Change Summit
Published: 2009/09/19
Channel: United Nations
International Trade Union Confederation statement at UN CSW 58
International Trade Union Confederation statement at UN CSW 58
Published: 2014/03/20
Channel: Cindi Foreman
Call for a just transition: Sharan Burrow, International Trade Union Confederation
Call for a just transition: Sharan Burrow, International Trade Union Confederation
Published: 2015/10/15
Channel: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Geneva Office
INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION
INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION
Published: 2015/10/21
Channel: Vdigi.tv
ITUC International Trade Union Confederation Belgium members Sharan Burrow found fake
ITUC International Trade Union Confederation Belgium members Sharan Burrow found fake
Published: 2015/08/24
Channel: Universal Channel24
Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
Published: 2016/12/08
Channel: Green Jobs BC
High-Level Closing Ceremony -- Jeroen Beirnaert -- International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
High-Level Closing Ceremony -- Jeroen Beirnaert -- International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
Published: 2014/02/10
Channel: III Global Conference on Child Labour
ITUC International Trade Union Confederation Africa labor human news
ITUC International Trade Union Confederation Africa labor human news
Published: 2015/08/24
Channel: Universal Channel24
Rio+20 Conference: Sharan Burrow, General-Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation
Rio+20 Conference: Sharan Burrow, General-Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation
Published: 2012/07/03
Channel: UNDP Teamworks
Spot for International Trade Union Confederation’s congress 2014
Spot for International Trade Union Confederation’s congress 2014
Published: 2015/06/23
Channel: wegewerk
Jaap Wienen, Deputy General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
Jaap Wienen, Deputy General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
Published: 2012/04/27
Channel: ITUCCSI
Michael Sommer, Chairman of the German Confederation of Trade Unions - Voices on Social Justice
Michael Sommer, Chairman of the German Confederation of Trade Unions - Voices on Social Justice
Published: 2010/04/14
Channel: International Labour Organization
African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation Top # 5 Facts
African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation Top # 5 Facts
Published: 2015/10/25
Channel: Rathina Kaustubh
International Confederation of Labour Movement
International Confederation of Labour Movement
Published: 2017/01/11
Channel: Arodbiedrība LVIPUFDA
TRANSLATE IN 20 LANGUAGES = International Trade Union Confederation
TRANSLATE IN 20 LANGUAGES = International Trade Union Confederation
Published: 2011/03/22
Channel: LEARN FRENCH WITH VINCENT
Message Sharan Burrow for April 28 2014
Message Sharan Burrow for April 28 2014
Published: 2014/04/23
Channel: ITUCCSI
'ITUC General Secretary Sharan Burrow should quit'
Published: 2016/01/15
Channel: ANI News
ISS15 - Plenary Discussion - Key Questions for International Trade Union Organisations
ISS15 - Plenary Discussion - Key Questions for International Trade Union Organisations
Published: 2015/07/09
Channel: Global Labour Institute
UNCTAD XIII ITUC "Trade for Development" Panel: Yorgos Altinzis
UNCTAD XIII ITUC "Trade for Development" Panel: Yorgos Altinzis
Published: 2012/08/20
Channel: Jessa Boehner
President of Indian Trade Unions criticise ITUC and Sharan Burrow for faulty fund utilization
President of Indian Trade Unions criticise ITUC and Sharan Burrow for faulty fund utilization
Published: 2015/09/30
Channel: NGO Watchdog
Sharan Burrow, General Secretary International Trade Union Congress
Sharan Burrow, General Secretary International Trade Union Congress
Published: 2014/09/23
Channel: Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice
FROM ENGLISH TO GERMAN = International Trade Union Confederation
FROM ENGLISH TO GERMAN = International Trade Union Confederation
Published: 2011/12/15
Channel: YTenglish2german
Unionists talk, ITUC founding congress
Unionists talk, ITUC founding congress
Published: 2007/09/09
Channel: vittoriolonghi
ITUC Annual Survey of violations of trade union rights
ITUC Annual Survey of violations of trade union rights
Published: 2010/06/10
Channel: ITUCCSI
Sharan Burrow: Workers Hold Real Power [Excerpt]
Sharan Burrow: Workers Hold Real Power [Excerpt]
Published: 2014/01/14
Channel: The Laura Flanders Show
Say it in 20 languages # International Trade Union Confederation
Say it in 20 languages # International Trade Union Confederation
Published: 2013/11/21
Channel: LEARN LANGUAGES
Future of Work: Interview with Sharan Burrow, ITUC
Future of Work: Interview with Sharan Burrow, ITUC
Published: 2017/11/07
Channel: International Labour Organization
Video message of Sharan Burrow  to Hungarian trade union unification congress
Video message of Sharan Burrow to Hungarian trade union unification congress
Published: 2013/12/09
Channel: transformeurope
Guy Ryder, Secretary General of ITUC
Guy Ryder, Secretary General of ITUC
Published: 2007/11/05
Channel: Party of European Socialists
Jeroen Beirnaert (ITUC) - The Sustainable Elimination of Child Labour: a global challenge - III GCCL
Jeroen Beirnaert (ITUC) - The Sustainable Elimination of Child Labour: a global challenge - III GCCL
Published: 2014/02/10
Channel: III Global Conference on Child Labour
Rhoda Boateng of ITUC on Youth at UNEA2
Rhoda Boateng of ITUC on Youth at UNEA2
Published: 2016/03/08
Channel: UN Environment
Sharan Burrow, ITUC, supporting Quality Public Education (EI Congress)
Sharan Burrow, ITUC, supporting Quality Public Education (EI Congress)
Published: 2015/08/05
Channel: HeartspeakTV
Struggles from around the world - ITUC Sharan Burrow
Struggles from around the world - ITUC Sharan Burrow
Published: 2011/05/11
Channel: Canadian Labour Congress
Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the ITUC  - Voices on Social Justice
Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the ITUC - Voices on Social Justice
Published: 2010/03/18
Channel: International Labour Organization
Meeting between FIFA and the ITUC
Meeting between FIFA and the ITUC
Published: 2013/11/21
Channel: FIFATV
#ISS14: Question Time: live discussion with Sharan Burrow, ITUC
#ISS14: Question Time: live discussion with Sharan Burrow, ITUC
Published: 2014/07/13
Channel: Union Solidarity International
ITUC Secretary General Sharan Burrow
ITUC Secretary General Sharan Burrow's May Day Message 2012
Published: 2012/04/26
Channel: ITUCCSI
A view from the ITUC: Forced labour cannot be accepted by anybody
A view from the ITUC: Forced labour cannot be accepted by anybody
Published: 2014/06/04
Channel: International Labour Organization
Corporate corruption killing Africa
Corporate corruption killing Africa's economy - ITUC
Published: 2017/01/20
Channel: Oak TV
How to say International Trade Union Confederation in Italian
How to say International Trade Union Confederation in Italian
Published: 2014/03/10
Channel: How to say in Italian ?
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ITUC
International Trade Union Confederation (logo).svg
Full name International Trade Union Confederation
Founded 1 November 2006 (2006-11-01)
Predecessor ICFTU and WCL
Members 176 million in 162 countries (2015)
Key people
Office location Brussels, Belgium
Country International
Website ituc-csi.org

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC; French: Confédération syndicale internationale (CSI); German: Internationaler Gewerkschaftsbund (IGB); Spanish: Confederación Sindical Internacional (CSI)) is the world's largest trade union federation. It was formed on 1 November 2006, out of the merger of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) and the World Confederation of Labour (WCL). The Founding Congress of the ITUC was held in Vienna and was preceded by the dissolution congresses of both the ICFTU and the WCL. The ITUC has three main regional organizations but they also have close relations with other union organizations across the world. The three regional organizations the ITUC have are: the Asia-Pacific Regional Organization, the American Regional Organization, and the African Regional Organization.[1] The ITUC and its branches are trying to form green jobs. Green jobs would create a better planet that will still be habitable in 5o years. [2] The ITUC also has an organization called the Trade Union Development Cooperation Network (TUDCN). The TUDCN main goal is to spread the significance of trade unions and helps to develop trade unions internationally.[3]

The ITUC represents 181 million workers through its 340 affiliated organizations within 163 countries and territories. Sharan Burrow is the current General Secretary.[4]

The ITUC traces its origins back to the First International (also known as the International Workingmen's Association) and in 2014 commemorated the 150th anniversary of the founding of the International Working Men's Association at its own world congress held in Berlin. Also in 2014, the ITUC debuted the Global Rights Index, which ranks nations on 97 metrics pertaining to workers' rights, such as freedom from violent conditions and the right to strike and unionise.[5]

Inaugural congress 2006[edit]

The founding congress of the ITUC was held from 1 to 3 November 2006 in Vienna, Austria.

The first day of the congress saw the formal creation of the ITUC followed by an address[6] by Juan Somavia, the Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Day two included Pascal Lamy, the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) responding to panel discussions on the impact of globalisation, including the topics "Cohesion and chaos - the global institutions" and "Global unions - global companies". Technical difficulties limited Lamy's satellite video link participation.

Leadership and officers were elected on the final day of the congress. Guy Ryder, the former general secretary of the ICFTU, was elected to the same position in the new organisation.[7] Sharan Burrow was elected president. A Governing Council was established, with 70 elected members, and 8 additional seats reserved for youth and women’s representatives.

A Council of Global Unions was also formed on the final day of the congress. It was established jointly with ten global union federations and the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC).

The Council will enable us to mobilize global membership around political and strategic initiatives and actions in order to confront global forces that work against the interests of working people and families.

— Guy Ryder[8]

Second congress 2010[edit]

The second congress of the ITUC was held from 21 to 25 June 2010 in Vancouver, Canada.

On 25 June 2010, at the conclusion of the congress, Sharan Burrow (then ITUC President) was elected General Secretary, succeeding Guy Ryder (who had been elected as Deputy Director General of the International Labour Organisation).[9] In anticipation of her election, Burrow had resigned from her position as President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions effective 1 July 2010.[10]

Speaking to the Congress after her election, Burrow paid tribute to her predecessor and emphasised the continuing role of organised labour in the world's emergence from the Global Financial Crisis. She also made special mention of the significance of her election as the first female leader of the world's largest trade union (against a background of high workforce participation by women and a Congress 50% of whose delegates were women[11]):

I am a warrior for woman and we still have work to ensure the inclusion of women in the work place and in our unions. The struggles for women are multiple – too often within their families for independence, then in the workplace for rights and equal opportunity, in their unions for access and representation and then as union leaders. But the investment in and participation of women is not only a moral mandate it is an investment in democracy and a bulwark against fundamentalism and oppression. Organising woman is and must continue to be a priority for the ITUC.[12]

Organisation[edit]

Countries in light blue have an ITUC affiliate

The Pan-European Regional Council (PERC), a European trade union organisation within the ITUC was formed 19 March 2007. It consists of 87 national trade union centres and a total membership of 87 million. It works closely with the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), and Bernadette Ségol is currently the general secretary of both organisations. The organizations that are apart of the ITUC have to pay to be associated with it which is the main way from the ITUC to make money.[13]

Allegations[edit]

ITUC has been blamed for using doubtful means during their investigations in countries like Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia etc., showing state of workers as slaves. ITUC's relationship with the Gulf appears to have assumed an adversarial one. [14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us". International Trade Union Conferation. Retrieved 11/15/2017.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ "CLIMATE JUSTICE AND INDUSTRIAL TRANSFORMATION". International Trade Union Confederation. ITUC-CSI-IGB. Retrieved 11/15/2017.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ "Development (TUDCN)". International Trade Union Confederation. ITUC-CSI-IGB. Retrieved 11/15/2017.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. ^ "About us". ITUC. Retrieved 4 July 2010. 
  5. ^ Kevin Short (28 May 2014). The Worst Places On The Planet To Be A Worker. The Huffington Post. Retrieved 29 May 2014; see also: ITUC Global Rights Index: The world's worst countries for workers.
  6. ^ "ILO Director-General lauds formation of new global union federation". ILO Online press room. Retrieved 3 November 2006. 
  7. ^ https://en.m.wikinews.orgGrowing_concern_over_the_Leadership_of_the_International_Trade_Union_Confederation
  8. ^ "Council of Global Unions formed [...]". ITUC Online. Retrieved 3 November 2006. 
  9. ^ "Sharan Burrow Acceptance Speech". ITUC Online. Retrieved 4 July 2010. 
  10. ^ "Executive - Australian Council of Trade Unions". ACTU Online. Archived from the original on 29 June 2010. Retrieved 4 July 2010. 
  11. ^ "Second ITUC World Congress concludes by electing its first female General Secretary". ITUC Online. Retrieved 4 July 2010. 
  12. ^ "Sharan Burrow Acceptance Speech". ITUC Online. Retrieved 4 July 2010. 
  13. ^ Rehli, Florian. "International Trade Union Confederation". Springer Link. SpringerLink. Retrieved 11/15/2017.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  14. ^ "ITUC need to be less combative". ANI News. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Fabio Bertini (2011), Gilliatt e la piovra. Il sindacalismo internazionale dalle origini ad oggi (1776-2006), Roma, Aracne
  • Ed Mustill (2013), The Global Labour Movement: An Introduction, a short guide to the global union federations, the ITUC, and other international bodies

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