8 March: Rising Together for Women’s Health & Safety
This International Women’s Day on 8 March, UNI Global Union is putting the spotlight on women’s health and safety in the workplace. In June, last year the International Labour Organization recognized health and safety as a fundamental right. Now, UNI’s Equal Opportunities department has released a guide which adds a gender-perspective to health and safety
UNI & affiliates meet with Norwegian investment fund to discuss progress on workers’ rights
Along with affiliates HK Norway and FSU Norway, UNI Global Union met recently with Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), which manages the investments of the Norwegian sovereign wealth fund – the world’s second largest – to discuss implementation of its recently issued expectations on human capital management, including workers’ rights. The meeting was a milestone
TV workers in Argentina win 38% pay rise
Argentinian broadcasting union SATSAID has secured a 38 per cent pay increase and one-off bonus of $106,400 (US$537) for its members working at free to air TV channels and independent television production companies across the country. The win comes after a series of mobilizations and walk outs, including a demonstration at the filming of the TV
In a world where influence and wealth are increasingly concentrated in the hands of a few, UNI Global Union builds union power to improve workers’ lives everywhere. As a global union federation with affiliates in 150 countries, we use our collective strength to expand collective bargaining, advance social and economic justice, hold corporations accountable and transform an unfair global economy.
UNI has negotiated over 50 global agreements and protocols that have secured the rights of tens-of-millions-of workers worldwide. These agreements are vital tools to level the playing field between workers and multinational corporations, and they create frameworks for workers to organize and negotiate free from fear and intimidation. Many also establish global rights on issues like gender equality and workplace safety.
UNI is a founder of the landmark International Accord, and we have been instrumental in implementing and enforcing this legally binding agreement. Our participation has helped make work safer for over two million garment workers producing items for over 160 brands in Bangladesh, with plans to expand into other countries.
A global voice of service workers at international bodies like the ILO and the OECD, UNI also partners with a diverse array of organizations to organize for fairer, greener economies and more robust democracies.
UNI has negotiated over 50 global agreements and protocols with multinational companies and other bodies to secure and support workers’ rights throughout their operations. While all of these agreements establish and reinforce the right to organize and collectively bargain without fear or intimidation, many have been expanded to cover additional issues, such as discrimination, gender-based violence, occupational health & safety and remote work.More
Our mission is to build power and lift standards for working people through strong unions and effective collective bargaining. We can only achieve democracy at the workplace and beyond when workers shift the balance of power.
We are united for a sustainable and inclusive global economy, for democracy built upon a foundation of social and economic justice and for decent work for all.More