complained about the killing in a letter to the ILO dated May 11, 2004.
This work included the establishment of the South Pacific and Oceanic Council of Trade Unions (SPOCTU) with extensive trans-Tasman union patronage and participating within the ICFTU
led mission to Fiji in 1988.
i) ICEM=International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers Unions; (ii) IFBWW=International Federation of Building and Woodworkers; (iii) IUF=International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Association; (iv) IMF=International Metalworkers' Federation; (v) UNI=Union Network International; and (vi) for details visit the websites of the GUFs, links also available at ICFTU
Communication from Duncan Pruett, Information and Information Technology Coordinator, ICFTU
Founded in 1949, the ICFTU
now has a membership of 156 million in 148 countries around the world.
, which is made up of 241 member organizations worldwide, is represented by the Inter-American Regional Organization of Workers, a 33-member umbrella group representing 45 million workers in 29 countries in Latin America.
In a July 2005 meeting, the Doing Business team told the ICFTU
that it did not advise countries to carry out labor deregulation on the basis of their hiring and firing indicators relative to those of other countries and stated that anyone who did so was "misinterpreting" the indicators.
Nancy Riche, Secretary-Treasurer of the Canadian Labour Congress and Chair of the ICFTU
Women's Committee will join workers who have overcome obstacles in their efforts to organize at their workplace.
Such violations are particularly hurting developing countries, which are finding it impossible to compete with Chinese exports, ICFTU
Secretary General Bill Jordan said.
The Action Programme adopted by the International Federation of Building and Wood Workers at its 20th Congress (September 1997) states that the Federation `in cooperation with the ICFTU
, will lobby with the G-10 states and the European Union to support the implementation of an international tax on monetary speculation "Tobintax".
Such acts of persuasion have according to the ICFTU
included abduction, torture and even in a number of cases in the Philippines and Guatemala, murder.
survey found that 184 trade unionists were murdered in Colombia in 2002.