GLU Conference: GLI Manchester Panel on ‘Learning from the History of the International Trade Union Movement’

‘Learning from the History of the International Trade Union Movement’ – Panel organised by the Global Labour Institute Manchester as part of the 15th Global Labour University Annual Conference. March 31st, 14:30-16:15 CEST. This panel is a chance to find out about the history project that GLI Manchester is working on, with financial support from the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.  … Continue reading “GLU Conference: GLI Manchester Panel on ‘Learning from the History of the International Trade Union Movement’”

All for One = One for All: A Gender Equality Guide for Trade Unionists in IUF Sectors

On International Women’s Day 2022, the International Union of Foodworkers (IUF) has published the guide ‘All for One = One for All: A Gender Equality Guide for Trade Unionists in IUF Sectors.’ This guide was produced for the IUF by GLI Manchester. Based on a previous guide the IUF published in 2007 – ‘All for One = One for All’ – … Continue reading “All for One = One for All: A Gender Equality Guide for Trade Unionists in IUF Sectors”

GLI Statement on Ukraine

Hands off Ukraine! For solidarity against war! The GLI Network calls for the immediate withdrawal of Russian military forces from Ukrainian Territory and for solidarity against war. The full-scale invasion of Ukrainian territory by Russian military forces on 24 February 2022 has unleashed a murderous war at the centre of Europe. Not only soldiers on … Continue reading “GLI Statement on Ukraine”

Fighting for our Future: An IUF Guide on Tackling the Climate Crisis in Intensive Livestock Production

The climate crisis is already destroying the livelihoods of workers across the world. It is of particular concern for workers in livestock production. Livestock production is one of the most emissions intensive sectors in the global food system. The sector is also negatively affected by the impacts of climate change.  Global transformation to a more … Continue reading “Fighting for our Future: An IUF Guide on Tackling the Climate Crisis in Intensive Livestock Production”

TUED: ‘Green Structural Adjustment’ in South Africa – A War on Workers and Climate

On Friday, February 25th, 800 am – 930 am ET (find your local time here) Trade Unions for Energy Demoracy (TUED) is holding a Global Forum: “Green Structural Adjustment” in South Africa: A War on Workers and Climate.  Spanish and French interpretation will be available. Register here. At COP26 in Glasgow, the EU, the US and the UK announced it was going … Continue reading “TUED: ‘Green Structural Adjustment’ in South Africa – A War on Workers and Climate”

ITF People’s Public Transport Policy

Public transport plays an important role in the lives of women. But it remains male-dominated, both in its design and in its employment. Public transport can only be gender-responsive if there are women employed in the industry and if women are involved in decision-making and policy about public transport. GLI was commissioned by the International Transportworkers … Continue reading “ITF People’s Public Transport Policy”

Domestic Workers in Europe: Getting the Recognition they Deserve

GLI Manchester announces that the new booklet ‘Domestic Workers in Europe: Getting the Recognition they Deserve’ is now available to view and download. 10 years since the adoption of ILO Convention 189 on Decent Work For Domestic Workers, this new booklet celebrates the progress that has been made for domestic workers in Europe. It highlights EFFAT’s achievements … Continue reading “Domestic Workers in Europe: Getting the Recognition they Deserve”

Launch of Global Union Toolkit on ILO C190 and R206

In 2019, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) adopted ILO Violence and Harassment Convention (No.190) and Recommendation (No.206). These international tools were introduced to tackle violence and harassment in the world of work. GLI Manchester was commissioned by a coalition of Global Union Federations (IUF, PSI, ITUC, ITF, EI, IFJ, IndustriALL, IDWF, UNI Global Union, and BWI) … Continue reading “Launch of Global Union Toolkit on ILO C190 and R206”

Ten Years Since Winning C189: Domestic Workers Become an Unstoppable Movement

GLI is pleased to announce that the booklet ‘Ten Years Since Winning C189: Domestic Workers Become an Unstoppable Movement’ is now available to view and download. On 16 June 2011, the 70 million domestic workers across the globe finally won the right to be recognised as workers, with the basic rights of all workers. That day, the International … Continue reading “Ten Years Since Winning C189: Domestic Workers Become an Unstoppable Movement”

TUED Bulletin 109: A Public Energy Response to the Climate Emergency – A New Labor Forum Global Roundtable

TUED Coordinator Sean Sweeney recently contributed to a Global Roundtable on national public energy responses to the climate emergency. A summary follows, with links to the print and podcast elements of the roundtable. The spring 2021 edition of New Labor Forum features three contributions making the case for public ownership of energy in different national contexts: South Africa, … Continue reading “TUED Bulletin 109: A Public Energy Response to the Climate Emergency – A New Labor Forum Global Roundtable”