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Posts Tagged ‘International Trade Union Confederation’ (7 found)

EU Moving To Reward Promises Rather Than Results

The ITUC is deeply concerned by the 15 June joint statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht calling for the rapid reinstatement of the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) for Myanmar […]

June 29, 2012  •  By International Trade Union Confederation  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Seven Trade Unionists Released From Prison

The International Trade Union Confederation welcomes the recent release from prison of 7 trade unionists (*). However, much more remains to be done. Burma’s regime recently announced an amnesty for 6,359 prisoners; yet only 200 of them were political prisoners serving lengthy sentences in prisons across the country […]

October 13, 2011  •  By International Trade Union Confederation  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

An ILO Commission of Inquiry on Freedom of Association in Burma (Myanmar) – The time is now!

Freedom of association has long been denied in law and practice in Burma (Myanmar), despite several years of strong criticism by the ILO supervisory bodies. The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and its affiliate, the Federation of Trade Unions – Burma (FTUB), call upon the Governing Body of […]

October 11, 2011  •  By International Trade Union Confederation  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

EU Should Support Commission of Inquiry on Burma

The ITUC and the ETUC are calling on the European Union to support the holding of a UN Commission of Inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Burma, when the EU renews its Burma policy on 12 April […]

April 11, 2011  •  By International Trade Union Confederation and European Trade Union Confederation  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Trade Unions Call on ASEM to Act on Burma

Trade unions from across Asia and Europe, gathered in Brussels in for o the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Leaders’ Summit are calling on ASEM Leaders to take action on Burma, including demanding the immediate and unconditional release of all political prisoners and the ending of attacks on the civilian population, particularly ethnic communities and democracy supporters […]

October 7, 2010  •  By International Trade Union Confederation  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Barclays Burma Scandal Shows Need For Sanctions

The announcement that Barclay’s Bank has agreed with the US Department of Justice to pay a $298m fine for breaching sanctions on Burma and other countries shows yet again that international sanctions on Burma need to be made tighter and more comprehensive, according to the ITUC.[…]

August 24, 2010  •  By International Trade Union Confederation  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Letter to UNHRC Member States

A letter from the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), the Alternative Asean Network on Burma (ALTSEAN), the Burma Lawyers’ Council (BLC), and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) calling on the United Nations Human Rights Council to endorse the conclusions and recommendations put forward by the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Professor Tomas Quintana, in his latest report to the Council on March 15, 2010 […]

March 23, 2010  •  By Altsean-Burma, Burma Lawyers Council, International Federation for Human Rights, International Trade Union Confederation  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤