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News | 04 May 2020

Podcast: Covid-19 and the ILO

In a fourth special show about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on working people, ITF legal director Ruwan Subasinghe has spoken to Maria Helena Andre, director...

News | 24 Feb 2020

The Esther Busser memorial prize

UPDATE Wednesday, 1 April 2020, a message from the organisers:  Many thanks for having sent in a nomination for the Esther Busser Memorial Prize. Unfortunately,...

News | 10 Jan 2020

ITF backs unions against ‘slavery law’ in Ukraine

The ITF has joined with global unions and its Ukrainian affiliates to oppose a draft labour law that will severely undermine workers’ rights and contravene...

News | 22 Jun 2019

ITF hails historic convention

The first ever international standard on violence and harassment in the world of work has been adopted at the centenary International Labour Conference (ILC) of the...

News | 11 Jun 2019

Statement on the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining in the seafood industry

Worker voice or welfare committee models are not an incremental step toward recognising workers’ right to organise. These mechanisms, generally established with...

News | 10 Jun 2019

Ending violence and harassment against women in the world of work

The fight to end violence against women transport workers reaches a critical point this week with the world’s governments, employer and worker representatives due...

News | 28 May 2019

Activist climbs Everest in ILO convention campaign 

An activist from the ITF-affiliated Union of Trekking, Travel, Rafting and Airlines Workers Nepal (UNITRAV), has climbed Mount Everest to...

Page | 04 Apr 2019

An international governance system for digital labour platforms

Written by Ruwan Subasinghe, ITF legal director It is hard to disagree with the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work’s view that an unregulated platform...

Page | 28 Mar 2019

The three big challenges for workers in the future of work

Written by Victor Figueroa, ITF strategic researcher The report from the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Global Commission on the Future of Work...

Page | 01 Mar 2019

A Universal Labour Guarantee for the 21st century

Written by Ruwan Subasinghe, ITF legal director The International Labour Organization’s Global Commission on the Future of Work has sounded a clarion call for...