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Defend the right to strike

Right to strike reaffirmed but campaign continues

  • About the campaign

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    On 18th February, thousands of trade unionists took to the streets, bombarded social media channels and lobbied their governments to defend the right to strike. ITF affiliates in countries ranging from Bangladesh to Ukraine made their support clear – and they were not alone. Global cooperation between the ITUC and the global unions meant this was a protest across sectors as well as across borders. The coordinated pressure made a difference: at a tripartite meeting at the end of February 2015 workers and employers agreed a statement reaffirming the right to strike.

    "We made really a step forward, the Committee on Freedom of Association and the Governing Body, both in March and the Committee on Application of Standards of the International Labour Conference in June will be the test that the employers will really respect their commitment. Anyway the Government Group declared that to have freedom of association, the right to strike is necessary. Many thanks to the important support of the ITF" said Luc Cortebeeck, workers' chair of the ILO Governing Body.

    Read about it here:

    ITF press: Right to strike upheld but needs defending

    ITUC news: Right to strike reaffirmed at ILO

    ILO meeting outcome 

    BACKGROUND

    The right to strike is a basic human right, which was won through struggle – yet all over the world this right is under attack. ITF unions exercising the right to industrial action are routinely met with repressive measures ranging from sackings, detentions and arrests to violence and even murder. The ITUC’s Global Rights Index shows that the right to strike is frequently restricted in law and violated in practice around the world.

    The International Labour Organisation’s mechanisms have been under fire. The ILO is made up of three groups – employers, workers and governments. The employers’ group has challenged the very existence of the right to strike established under ILO Convention 87. Although the February 2015 statements have resolved the issue for now, attacks against workers’ rights continue – so unions and their international organisations remain vigilant.

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NFIR INDIA

454 Days Ago
HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERY WORKER. United Fight has given us the intended result. We shall continue to fight for our Legitimate Rights Under the umbrella of ITF/ITUC. VIVA WORKERS UNITY.
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Sarah Finke

454 Days Ago
The ITF and global union family worked together on this key issue and secured a result, great news!
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NFIR INDIA

461 Days Ago
International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) Publishes NFIR's Activity on their Website We feel proud to state that ITUC Published NFIR's activity of Global Day of Action - Right To Strike on their website. Please click on the following link : http://www.ituc-csi.org/india-report-and-photos-of-global?lang=en
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NFIR INDIA

461 Days Ago
OVERWHELMING GLOBAL MANDATE TO DEFEND RIGHT TO STRIKE We Thank Every Individual for their Support to our Campaign and are happy to inform that the RIGHT TO STRIKE Campaign run by the National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR, INDIA) received a huge Overwhelming Mandate of 154% globally. VIVA GLOBAL WORKERS UNITY ?#?right2strike? STRIKE IS OUR BIRTHRIGHT. https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/22215-strike-is-our-birth-right
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seema mohan

462 Days Ago
Right to strike is my fundamental right as a worker and my Union is a workers Union - so we support this global thought and fight for our right , our workers right - the right to strike !!!
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Sarah Finke

464 Days Ago
Five reasons why we need the right to strike: http://bit.ly/1v5zYxU, thanks IndustriALL!
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NFIR INDIA

464 Days Ago
We Wish to Thank International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF), Union Solidarity International, Stand up for Labour, TSSA - Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association, Federation of Transport Trade Unions in Bulgaria (FTTUB) and Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, ITUC as Thundersous Online Global Thunderclap Supporters. We request all 700 unions representing over 4.5 million transport workers from 150 countries affiliated to ITF to also Support our online campaign by clicking on the link https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/22215-strike-is-our-birth-right and make it a Thunderous Success. VICTORY WILL BE OURS.
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NFIR INDIA

466 Days Ago
98% PERCENT SUPPORTED OUR GLOBAL ONLINE CAMPAIGN WITH 4 DAYS TO GO #right2strike. Please Support by clicking on the link: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/22215-strike-is-our-birth-right
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Lisa Rosenthal

467 Days Ago
The right to strike is an essential component of any effort to defend working conditions and living standards.
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Sarah

467 Days Ago
Nice comment Wilma, keep those comments coming people!
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