The International Trade Union Confederation and its Global Unions partners are calling for the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) to overhaul the multilateral system and take bold action to ensure a new social contract for a sustainable recovery.
About International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC):
- It is an organization established in 2006, that promotes the trade union movement.
- It represents 176 million workers in 161 countries and territories and has 325 national affiliates.
- Mission: Promotion and defence of workers’ rights and interests, through international cooperation between trade unions, global campaigning and advocacy within the major global institutions.
- Its main areas of activity include the following: trade union and human rights; economy, society and the workplace; equality and non-discrimination; and international solidarity.
- It is governed by four-yearly world congresses, a General Council and an Executive Bureau.
- It works closely with the International Labour Organisation and with several other UN Specialised Agencies.
- Headquarters: Belgium
Q1) What is a Trade Union?
A trade union is an organisation made up of members (a membership-based organisation) and its membership must be made up mainly of workers. One of a trade union's main aims is to protect and advance the interests of its members in the workplace. Most trade unions are independent of any employer.