The "Joint Declaration on Women’s Health and Family Strengthening", which will be presented to the World Health Assembly, is a real declaration of war against women, against their rights, against the right to abortion. If the text speaks, for example, of "the same chances of access to employment as men", it very clearly shows the will to restrict the right to abortion, under the pretext of "women’s well-being" and "preservation of human life" ; the group praises "traditional families", i.e. heterosexual couples, and claims to "protect innocent lives".

This symbolic statement shows the reactionary, antifeminist, patriarchal, internationally coordinated offensive. It takes place at a time when the right to abortion is being fought...

Dear colleagues,

With this letter, we want to express the need for the contribution of the labor movement in the coordination and joint action with the movement of pensioners and retirees in each country.

We believe that this process is a prerequisite for the unity and strengthening of the popular workers’ movement at both national and international level, regarding the common problems faced by...

The teleconference of the World Federation of Teachers Union, FISE, organized by the CNTE XVIII Michoacán-México section and FISE, which took place on October 6, 2020 with participants from Mexico, India, Brazil, Panama , Nepal, United States, Morocco, Chile, Greece, Argentina, Peru, Paraguay and Galicia on the topic “The impact of COVID-19 on the rights of workers in education – Immediate need...

The Council of Global Unions (CGU) is launching new website for LGBTI workers on International Coming Out Day on Sunday 11 October.

The website will share the work of global unions, including UNI Global Union, in defending and promoting LGBTI rights around the world. It is also a place for affiliated unions to share their own work in protecting and empowering LGBTI workers at the national...

Statement by Crisoula Lampoudi, FISE Europe Vice President

Please accept my warm greeting

It is important for us to keep in touch even through video conferencing.

I want to wish to the WFTU and all of you strength, solidarity, fighting spirit and to always move forward with the flag of the working class, with the flag of the WFTU and FISE.

As in the rest of the world, so in Europe, the...

On October 7, the World Day for Decent Work, UNI Global Union—a federation of trade unions from 150 countries—is launching international campaign to demand  essential rights for essential workers. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, underpaid, underappreciated, and undervalued workers have been keeping their communities running around the world. These workers ensured...

The World Federation of Trade Unions, representing 105 million workers on the five continents, greets the World Teachers’ Day 2020.

During the Coronavirus Pandemic, teachers and students are facing even greater challenges, like distance learning or the lack of protection measures at schools, the lack of cleaning services and proper schools with a small number of students per...

A coalition of global unions, representing nearly 21 million workers worldwide, is launching a campaign today to save print journalism.

The International Federation of Journalists and UNI Global Union announced an effort today to push governments to adopt emergency rescue packages for the print media industry as a whole (journalism, publishing, printing and distribution) as well as introduce a...

On October 3rd, the World Federation of Trade Unions celebrates 75 years since its foundation.

The largest international workers’ assembly until then took the decision that was indelibly engraved in the memory of the world labor movement, October 3rd, 1945: THE WORLD FEDERATION OF TRADE UNIONS IS FOUNDED at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris.

75 years later, the WFTU continues on the same...

The annual global poll commissioned by the 200 million-member International Trade Union Confederation shows working people and their families were living on the edge before the pandemic that stopped the world – Covid-19.

The poll shows that working people are struggling with a global wages slump: three-quarters of people (75%) say their income has stagnated or fallen behind.

“The economic...

This Friday 4 September, UNI Global Union is calling on affiliates to support the campaign to end union busting in the textile and garment sector.

The coronavirus pandemic has led to an increase in attacks on trade unions and some unscrupulous factory owners, supplying brands including H&M, C&A, Walmart, M&S, Gap and Adidas, are using Covid-19 as an excuse to threaten, harass and...