Worldwide: 2021: International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour

The International Year was unanimously adopted in a UN General Assembly resolution in 2019. A major purpose of the year is to urge federal governments to do what is required to attain Target 8.7 of the UN Sustainable Growth Goals (SDGs).

The joint initiative motivates local, national and also business stakeholders as well as individuals to recognize concrete actions that they will certainly take by December 2021, to help end youngster work. Practically half of kid labour occurs in Africa (72 million kids), adhered to by Asia and the Pacific (62 million). 70 per cent of youngsters in child labour work in agriculture, generally in subsistence as well as industrial farming as well as livestock herding. The COVID-19 situation has actually brought added poverty to these already prone populations as well as might turn around years of progress in the battle versus youngster labour. The ILO has actually been functioning for the abolition of kid work throughout its 100 year-history.

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Belarus: IFJ and also EFJ need immediate launch of Andrei Alexandrov as well as other reporters sent to prison

Andrei Alexandrov has been detained as component of a criminal situation started by the Minsk City Examination Board. He is considered as a suspect under write-up 342 of the Belarusian Lawbreaker Code for “organization and also prep work of actions, blatantly going against public order, or active involvement in them.”

He is considered as a suspect under article 342 of the Belarusian Criminal Code for “company as well as preparation of activities, blatantly going against public order, or active engagement in them.” This never ever finishing targeting of Belarusian journalists must quit promptly. We call for the instant launch of our colleagues in jail that are all held under produced charges.

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U.S.A.: AFL-CIO recommends Workers First schedule to the brand-new Biden management and congress

Due to the fact that stronger unions are vital to addressing the numerous crises dealing with America, we will certainly prompt the brand-new administration to have a strategy ready on The first day to establish the PRO Act as well as the Public Service Flexibility to Bargain Act; develop an interagency task pressure on collective bargaining; and also retract executive orders weakening collective bargaining.

The racial justice dilemma is thoroughly connected to the ongoing public health and wellness as well as economic situations. We will prompt the management to designate a “racial equity czar” to lead an interagency task pressure to study and address the architectural racial equity problems in work, health and wellness care, criminal justice and policing that have actually come to be a lot more obvious throughout the recurring COVID-19 crises.

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Cambodia: Educators sign up with global profession union wave of solidarity with union leader Rong Chhun

Education International is joining with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) to express uniformity with Cambodian union leader Rong Chhun before his test on 15 January. Rong Chhun is the president of the independent Cambodian Confederation of Unions (CCU), a participant of the Cambodia Watchdog Council, as well as previous president of the Education and learning International associate, …

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Turkey: 1000 days of fighting for union civil liberties at #Cargill Turkey

Given that April 2018, employees at Cargill Turkey have actually been defending their right to sign up with and be stood for by a union – a basic human right. The IUF stands together with them. Minnesota, USA-based Cargill is just one of the world’s largest exclusive firms, with over USD 113 billion in sales in 2019. Cargill uses 170,000 …

At Cargill Turkey, nonetheless, monitoring has made it clear it doesn’t desire a union; considering that 2015, the highest-level courts in Turkey have actually issued conclusive judgments that Cargill has actually rejected employees in retaliation for their union activity as well as membership, as well as purchased them reinstated. These dismissals came shortly after their union, IUF associate Tekgıda-İş, had actually officially applied for cumulative negotiating condition for workers at Cargill’s 4 food centers in Turkey after reaching what the union believed to be the needed 40% legal limit for a multi-unit negotiating accreditation. The workers who were extremely dismissed by Cargill in April 2018 still want their tasks back as well as are determined to proceed battling for their union as well as their legal rights. After becoming a Tekgıda-İş profession union member and following our trade union’s negotiating unit status application to the Work Ministry, Cargill administration dismissed me and my 13 various other colleagues who were likewise union activists on April 17, 2018.

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U.S.A.: The other day’s Insurrection Was An Assault on Freedom by White Supremacists as well as Fascists: A message from CWA Head of state Chris Shelton

The other day, the world seen as armed insurrectionists, with the encouragement of the President of the USA, launched a strike on the Capitol in an effort to undermine our democracy as well as prevent Congress from certifying the results of the Presidential election.

This liberty is preserved in our Constitution since a healthy democracy is not possible without a free press. Legislators as well as participants of the Closet have actually taken a vow to defend our Constitution as well as they must act to remove him from workplace quickly prior to he does better damage to our nation and also freedom. We have to remain fully commited to the battle to strengthen our freedom as well as resist white supremacy and also fascism.

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