A new milestone in Brazil: UNI signs global framework agreement with Banco Itaú
UNI Global Union and its affiliates from the Americas have signed an
historic global agreement with the largest private bank in Brazil, Banco
Itaú. Banco Itaú is a powerhouse in the Brazilian and Americas
financial market and employs over 80,000 staff. UNI now has 51 global
framework agreements with multinationals and leading companies around
One month before anniversary of Rana Plaza collapse: compensation at last
Today, one month before the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza
collapse, the victims of the tragedy and their families can finally
start applying for compensation.
Chinese trade union challenges Walmart closure programme
Closures of Walmart stores in China have been challenged by the local
unit of the ACFTU (All China Federation of Trade Unions, supported by
the Chinese government) in Changde, Hunan province.
IMF: A new ally in the fight to end inequality?
A recent IMF study concluded what unions have been saying for years –
that inequality is damaging to economic growth. The report also
dismissed outdated ideas that redistributing wealth could make matters
Colombian union files lawsuit against Spanish security giant Prosegur
A Colombian trade union filed a complaint with government authorities
alleging that Spanish security giant Prosegur AB has engaged in gross
violations of law concerning workers’ rights.
8 March: International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day is not a celebration. It is a day to observe
and to remind us that 70% of women have experienced some sort of
violence during their lives. This violence causes more death between
women aged 15 and 44 than cancer, malaria, traffic accidents and war
UNI Europa Youth and UNI Europa Sign the Charter for Quality Internships and Apprenticeships
To address the growing trends of young people in precarious work, UNI
Europa Youth join the European Trade Union Confederation in sending a
clear message that the issues facing young workers must be a priority to
unions and employers alike.
International demonstration against Prosegur abuses of its Colombian employees
More than 100 workers and trade unionists from the private security and
cleaning sectors in the United States, Brazil, Argentina, Chile,
Uruguay, Peru, Paraguay, Costa Rica and Colombia will protest today in
front of Prosegur’s Colombian headquarters in Bogotá.