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Europe

Local government officers and members of the CFDT Interco trade union embark on a ground-breaking initiative to promote responsible public procurement in the Bordeaux Metropolitan Region

13 June 2019
Representatives of the CFDT Interco trade union teams, all local government officers involved in projects to promote sustainable public procurement (Bordeaux, Dijon, Paris), attended a conference on the union’s role in this issue, Bourse du Travail, Paris 12 March 2019.

Since the end of 2016, local government officers and members of the CFDT Interco 33 trade union branch at the Bordeaux Metropolitan Region Local Authority [1] have been working on a detailed and comprehensive analysis of the social and environmental impact of public procurement with the aim of promoting sustainability and contributing directly to the attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

STOP Gender-based violence at work!

We have entered a decisive period in time: In one month’s time, at the ILO Conference on 10-21 June 2019, the second discussion and last round of tripartite negotiations will take place on the ILO instruments with a view to adopting an ILO Convention and Recommendation.

72nd World Health Assembly (Geneva)

Date: 
20 May, 2019 to 28 May, 2019

Saving lives is not a crime

17 May 2019

EPSU and PSI stand in solidarity with their British firefighters’ affiliate, FBU, in its protest against the prosecution of Spanish firefighter Miguel Roldán for rescuing, as a volunteer on a NGO rescue ship, thousands of people from drowning in the Mediterranean sea.

Fresenius: unions launch first-ever global care workers’ alliance

15 May 2019

In parallel with Fresenius’ annual general meetings of shareholders, trade unions will launch the Fresenius Global Union Alliance on 16 and 17 May in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Unions demand that the healthcare giant negotiates a Global Agreement to secure workers' rights in all its operations.

PSI Vacancy: LGBTI+ Rights Campaign Officer

Public Services International is looking for a dynamic team player who will work on campaigning for the rights of LGBTI+ workers, in PSI’s Union Development Department and as part of the Trade Union Rights team. Applications should be sent before 27 May at the latest.

May Day 2019 - At 100 years old the ILO needs to refind its purpose

30 April 2019

On this May 1st, we call on the International Labour Organization (ILO) to stay true to its origins and values. To be relevant and justifiable, and to set the rules for the work of the future, we must ensure the ILO remains free from the interests of private capital.

Global Unions' statement on UNCSW63

25 April 2019

Statement by Global Unions following the 63rd UN Commission on the Status of Women reaffirms that a human rights-based approach is critical for achieving gender equality.

Missing the mark on gender equality

25 April 2019

Governments don’t do enough to ensure womxn’s* rights to social protection and public services. A joint response from trade unions, and feminist, womxn’s rights and social justice organisations to the CSW63 Agreed Conclusions.