International News from our International Officer

The West Midlands Palestine Solidarity Campaign have a website which some of our members may find interesting. They have local events as well as their links to social media. If you would like more information please follow this link:


International Trade Union Confederation

E News Letter June 2015

World Citizens Ahead of Leaders on Climate Change

Governments around the world are lagging behind urgent demands to address climate change, with people voicing overwhelming support – particularly in developing countries – for immediate action, the latest ITUC poll revealed.
Leaked documents justify workers concerns about secret trade talks
 The ITUC has called on the United States, the European Union and other negotiating partners to build a trading system for the common good, after recent leaks from secret trade negotiations revealed worrying details for workers.
G7 warned global companies hit by trust deficit
 Just one in five of people in western economies like France, Germany, the UK and the US agree that corporations can be trusted with their global workforce, according to a new poll commissioned by the ITUC.
OECD Forum warned workers face security crisis
 Inequality is squeezing families and choking growth, according to a new poll from the ITUC released at the OECD Forum in Paris, the annual meeting of high income developed economies.
FIFA Turmoil: Qatar Risks Losing World Cup
 The announcement that FIFA President Sepp Blatter will step down gives hope to Qatar’s migrant workforce that FIFA may finally come onto their side, but exposes Qatar to the possible loss of the World Cup if it fails to reform its labour laws in the coming months.



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