The ITUC is standing behind the global student strike, taking place on 15th March. More than Black & Grey Leopard Kitty Mary Jane Heel will take place. Unions in Australia, Belgium, France, Italy, the UK and elsewhere are taking part and many others are active in mobilising their members.
The ITUC congratulates the government of Costa Rica on its ambitious leadership towards achieving 100% renewable energy by 2030. The target is part of its plan to reach zero emissions by 2050. Unions are calling on the government to make Just Transition central to achieving this ambition.
On 5 March, unions representing ten national trade union confederations and other independent unions adopted a Workers’ Charter of Demands as part of their campaign to get rid of the populist, pro-business government of Narendra Modi. Elections have been announced for 11 April – 19 May, and unions have come together under the slogan of #ModiMustGo.
The ITUC has called for a peaceful solution to the political impasse in Algeria, with full respect for fundamental human rights including freedom of association, expression and assembly.
International trade union bodies attending the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi this week are calling for an urgent global effort to tackle marine waste, plastics pollution, hazardous substances and toxic waste.