UNI Equal Opportunities has launched a 16-day campaign to highlight the historic ILO Convention 190 (C190) on violence and harassment in the world of work, signed in June 2019, and to encourage action from all affiliated unions to help the broader ratification efforts.
Within the framework of the ITUC, UNI and the IAEA (formed by FIA, FIM and UNI MEI) are joining forces with other global union federations (IndustriALL, IUF, IFJ, IDWF and PSI), and are lobbying governments worldwide to ratify this landmark convention and is pushing to make the elimination of workplace violence and harassment a reality. You can download the joint statement of the ITUC and the global union federations via this link.
UNI’s 16 Days of Activism will culminate on Human Rights Day (10th of December).
Campaign posters and information are available at www.breakingthecircle.org. Like UNI MEI’s affiliate RATTAWU, the Radio Television Theatre and Art Workers Union of Nigeria, do not hesitate to take part in the campaign, your support can make a difference!
While efforts are made for the convention to be ratified, unions don’t have to wait to use it. Trade unions can implement C190’s in collective agreements and global agreements to push for better protections.
As decided during its latest Executive Committee in Madrid, the ratification and implementation of the ILO Convention will be a regional and global focus of UNI MEI’s work in the months to come.
We call on all affiliates to join the campaign and to take action!