25 | 06 | 2019

The World Federation of Trade Unions, expresses its sadness for the loss of the great militant, Giorgos Gkotsi, who died in Sidney, Australia, and devoted his entire life to trade union and social struggles.

The World Federation of Trade Unions on behalf of its 95 million workers in 130 countries of the 5 continents expresses its internationalist solidarity with the struggles of the chemist warehouse workers in a number of distribution centres who are raising their voice demanding better working conditions and dignified salaries.

Love Aotearoa Hate RacismAfter a beautiful day in which thousands of young people across Aotearoa marched for a better future, a chill has descended across this country. Far-right murderers have shot innocent Muslims in their holy mosques, and livestreamed it on Facebook and 4Chan.

The true face of fascism is revealed once again. This is what happens when you believe the lies that they merely want “free speech” to advocate their genocidal ideology. They hate people of different ethnicities so much that they are prepared to commit terrorist crimes. Now more than ever, we must stand up in our millions as the true people of Aotearoa, and fight racism, fascism and Islamophobia in all forms.

PAME, which represents the class trade union movement of Greece, member of the wFTU, expresses its support and solidarity with the Brisbane ferry workers who have decided to go on a 24-hours strike on Thursday.

The World Federation of Trade Unions, on behalf of its more than  95 million workers in 130 countries of the five continents expressing its support and solidarity with the Brisbane ferry workers who have decided to go on a 24-hours strike on Thursday.

The ferry workers,  who went on strike again two weeks ago, are continuing their mobilization and strikes in protest against erode of the maintenance and safety standards as well as for their defending  the right for dignified wages and dignified working conditions.

The South African Federation of Trade Unions has sent a message of support and solidarity to the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) after the historic workers protest in Melbourne’s CBD which shut down roads and tram routes for three hours on Wednesday 9 May 2018.

100,000 workers marched in the city’s streets in support of ACTU’s nationwide “Change of Rules” campaign to demand better pay and work conditions, including an increase in the minimum wage of $50 (R450) a week on the current $695 (R6255) a week.

October 5 marks a dark day in the history of Australia with the Coalition government signing an agreement for the recolonisation of Australia. Not by Britain but by monopoly capital, by the largest, global corporations. It will enable giant monopoly corporations and international tribunals to over-ride Australia’s sovereignty and democratic processes, including judicial and parliamentary processes once it comes into force.

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations were concluded after five years of secret negotiations and it now depends on each country to follow through with their domestic requirements for ratification to become a binding treaty.

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