March

10,000 flight attendants at Southwest voting on new contract

The nearly 10,000 flight attendants at Southwest Airlines—members of Transportation Workers (TWU) Local 556—are voting on a new four-year agreement that includes a number of improvements, including pay raises.

Nigeria: Maritime union holds conference despite attack

Despite last Friday's bloody attack on their secretariat by suspected hoodlums, members of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), will tomorrow hold their national delegates conference to elect a new set of officials to run the affairs of their union for the next four years.

GUINEA-BISSAU: Teachers strike over non-pay

BISSAU (IRIN) -- Intermittent teacher strikes that have disrupted the school year since October 2008 are on again as most of the country’s teachers went on strike on 19 March over salary arrears, according to the Union of Teachers.

Trade unions to G20: Half measures will not fix broken global economy

Brussels, 23 March 2009 (ITUC OnLine): In a worldwide push for action by G20 governments to pull the global economy out of recession and chart a new course for job creation, financial regulation and global governance, trade unions across the world are today delivering a common set of demands to their national governments. The five-point union plan, which includes detailed policy proposals, sets out the actions needed to tackle the crisis and build a fairer and more sustainable world economy for the future.

Rush Limbaugh joins CEOs with anti-Employee Free Choice threats

CLEVELAND – The labor movement here is actively mobilizing to support the Employee Free Choice Act, which would weaken the ability of companies to intimidate workers from joining a union.

Jobs, justice and climate: what the G20 must do to ensure global economic recovery

As G20 finance ministers gather in the UK today (Friday) to agree the world's response to the economic crisis, the Put People First platform has released a blueprint charting a path out of global recession that places jobs, justice and climate at the centre of global action.

New report shows global gender pay gap bigger than previously thought

A new report released by the ITUC for March 8, International Women’s Day, has revealed that the pay gap between men and women worldwide may be much higher than official government figures. The report, “Gender (in)Equality in the Labour Market”, is based on survey results of some 300,000 women and men in 20 countries. It puts the global pay gap at up to 22%, rather than the 16.5% figure taken from official government figures and released by the ITUC on March 8 last year.

States and cities look to freeze wages; threaten layoffs

State and city workers across the country are facing threats of layoffs if they don’t agree to have wages frozen.

Charter of rights of working women

Women work every day. No matter where they live, their economic activity is vital to the economy and society at large, their communities, their families and their personal autonomy and growth as human beings.