Human Rights

Make a stand to end modern slavery

25 million people in forced labour. $150 billion in illegal profits. Support the international treaty to help end modern slavery for good. Join 36,031 people who want to help end modern slavery I support ILO’s Protocol on Forced Labour SIGN UP WE HAVE THE CHANCE TO MAKE HISTORY The International Labour Organization’s Protocol on Forced Labour could restore hope and freedom to millions of people trapped in modern slavery. But

ITUC World’s Worst Boss Poll Opens to Public

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has announced the shortlist for the 2018 Worst Boss in the World ahead of the opening of the 4th ITUC World Congress in Copenhagen. “While there are many CEOs with bad track records, ten men whose companies have a global footprint have been chosen for the 2018 poll due to their abuses of workers’ rights and their activities which undermine the interests of working people,”

ITUC Global Rights Index 2018: Democratic space shrinks and unchecked corporate greed on the rise

Shrinking democratic space for working people and unchecked corporate greed are on the rise according to the annual ITUC Global Rights Index. The number of countries with arbitrary arrests and detention of workers increased from 44 in 2017 to 59 in 2018, and freedom of speech was constrained in 54 countries. 07-06-2018 Human and trade union rights  Annual Survey of Violations of Trade Union Rights “Democracy is under attack in

Workplace Violence Survey

As part of the IAM’s commitment to make our work safer, IAM CREST is launching its second annual workplace violence survey. The survey is available in English, French and Spanish. The survey will help IAM CREST work toward solutions to improve workplace safety. The survey is completely anonymous, and data will be shared with other partners to develop broad strategies. Help us make work safer by taking the IAM CREST

IAM Canada Statement on the Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre

IAM members all over Canada mourn with the families and friends of those killed in the massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We extend our condolences and heartfelt support to the Jewish community in Pittsburgh and to all Canadian and American members of the Jewish faith. We are again reminded that these acts of violence clearly demonstrate that anti-Semitism and xenophobia can manifest itself in our sanctuaries,

7 October - World Day for Decent Work: Change the Rules

Workers from around the world will be holding activities to mark the 11th World Day for Decent Work on 7 October. This year’s global theme, “Change the Rules”, highlights the deeply entrenched injustice of the global economic system alongside shrinking democratic space and deteriorating labour rights in many countries, documented in the ITUC Global Rights Index. “The rules are stacked against working people, and that is why we have unprecedented and

Leading fashion brands join with unions to sign new Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety

Leading fashion brands are redoubling their commitments to responsible global supply chains by entering into a new Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh with global trade unions. IndustriALL Global Union, UNI Global Union, together with brand representatives from C&A and LC Waikiki, will announce the new agreement at today’s OECD Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct in Paris. The agreement has so far been signed by Kmart Australia,

No More Operating in the Dark (USW Petition)

Tell Mark’s, Sport Chek and their parent company that operating in the dark and keeping factories hidden from public scrutiny is unacceptable. Canadian retailers can prevent another disaster by making their factories safe and respecting workers’ rights. SIGN THE PETITION Share/PartagezFacebookTwitterPrintemail

February is Black History Month

It is the month in which we bear witness to the progress, richness and diversity of African-Canadian achievement. During the 1920’s an African American named Carter G. Woodson created and promoted Negro History Week. This period in February was chosen because it included the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. In 1976 the month-long celebration was implemented, and is a time for us all to reflect on both the history

Myanmar: Crisis Must be Resolved Peacefully and According to International Law

15 September 2017 The ITUC has expressed grave concern over the fate of more than 300,000 stateless “Rohingya” people who have fled Myanmar into neighbouring Bangladesh in the face of violent clashes between Myanmar security forces and militants. United Nations Human Rights High Commissioner Zeid Ra‘ad al-Hussein has described the situation as a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing”. “For decades, the international community stood with those in Myanmar who opposed