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Trade Union Focus on Development - Issue 82 (April 2021)

Apr 29 2021, 14:54    ITUC

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  • A trade union focus on the SDGs - Zimbabwe    ITUC Zimbabwe's trade unions warn that not enough resources have been allocated to the implemation of the 2030 Agenda and doubt about the political will to implement the National Development Strategy in a context of failing economy and austerity plans. - Country Profiles / Zimbabwe, Fact Sheets, …
  • Just Transition in Nigeria: Case of Agriculture and Petroleum Sectors    ITUC By drawing from the Agriculture and Petroleum sectors, this report describes and analyses the concept of Just Transition as a fair shift from the present modes of production and consumption to a low carbon economy that protects the environment and the rights of workers and the community. - Unions …
  • International Workers' Memorial Day    ITUC As workers around the world who have lost their lives to workplace accidents and disease are commemorated on 28 April, trade unions are pressing two key demands to save lives. 1. Occupational health and safety must be given the status of a fundamental right by the International Labour Organization …
  • Military spending rises to US$2 trillion as urgent needs remain unmet    ITUC New figures on military expenditure from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) reveal an increase in military spending of 2.6% worldwide last year, to a total of US$ 1,981 billion. Sharan Burrow, ITUC General Secretary, said: “Governments have brought shame on themselves by …
  • ITUC May Day statement: Job creation and the new social contract    ITUC On the 1 May, workers across the world will be celebrating the achievements of nearly 200 years of trade union activity and putting forward their demands for decent work and sustainable development. With more than 250 million jobs lost last year to the COVID-19 pandemic, and a further 130 million …
  • Unions call for New Social Contract with SDG 8 at its core at UN Regional Fora on Sustainable Development    ITUC The UN Regional Fora on Sustainable Development are important regional policy making spaces, which mark a first step in the lead up to the High-level Political Forum that will be held in New York in the month of July. This year's fora took place during the month of March 2021 and were organised by …
  • L20 Statement to the G20 Education Working Group Meeting (13-14 May 2021)    ITUC - L20 / Statements , Global economy , Education , L20 , G20 , L20 Summit - Italy 2021
  • Governments' failure to live up to Paris Agreement promises puts planet stability at risk    ITUC An analysis by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has found that most new climate plans submitted by governments under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change lack sufficient ambition, Just Transition plans and social dialogue. In total, 136 governments were due to submit enhanced …