Trade Unions Demand Governments Address Gender-based Violence in the World of Work
This week marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and trade unions around the world are demanding governments ratify and implement International Labor Organization Convention 190 (C190), on ending violence and harassment in the world of work.
Egregious Worker Rights Violations Cause Thailand to Lose Trade Benefits
On Friday, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced it will withdraw preferential tariffs for many imports from Thailand due to egregious, ongoing worker rights violations in the country. As highlighted in submissions by the AFL-CIO going back to 2013, the government of Thailand actively retaliates against workers and allows the worst forms of exploitation and abuse, including forced labor, to proliferate throughout its economy.
International Labor Organization Fights Gender-Based Workplace Violence and Harassment
Eight years ago, women union leaders and activists began campaigning for the International Labor Organization (ILO) to tackle gender-based violence and harassment at work. Last week, at the ILO’s 100th anniversary, workers, governments and employers voted overwhelmingly to approve a binding Convention on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work.
Ending Gender-Based Violence and Harassment in the World of Work
No one should have to risk their safety or dignity to put food on the table. Yet every day, workers around the world are subjected to sexual harassment and other forms of gender-based violence. On Monday, May 26, workers, employers and governments will come together at the International Labor Organization (ILO) to discuss a new global standard on violence and harassment in the world of work