WDEV special: Subscribe now and get 4 weeks free >>> here
deutschsprachige Version

Our new website address:  

Home Mission Statement Subscriptions Sample Copies Services Blogs Background Links Archives

Volume 2017
Volume 2016
Volume 2015
Volume 2014
Volume 2013
Volume 2012
Volume 2011
Volume 2010
Volume 2009
Volume 2008
Volume 2007
Volume 2006
Special Reports
For subscribers only
Show memo
Show shopping cart
Proceed to check-out
Your account
Europe Global Environment & Development The New South From G8 to G20 The Development Agenda UN Reform Global Finance Doha Final The Euro-zone in Crisis Eastern Europe

The closing of democratic space for trade unions

The new ITUC Global Rights Index

Weakening of workers’ rights in most regions is being aggravated by severe crackdowns on freedom of speech and assembly, according to the 2016 Global Rights Index, published by the Internationale Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). Restrictions on freedom of speech and assembly, including severe crackdowns in some countries, increased by 22%, with 50 out of 141 countries surveyed recording restrictions. By Carla September


The ITUC Global Rights Index (see reference) ranks 141 countries against 97 internationally recognised indicators to assess where workers’ rights are best protected, in law and in practice. The report testifies the closing of democratic space and an increase in insecurity, fear and intimidation of working people. With the speed at which attacks on rights are being forced through, even in democracies with the Finish government’s proposals and the new trade union law in the United Kingdom, Sharan Burrow, ITUC General Secretary, sees an alarming trend for working people and their families...

To read this article you have several options:

>>> As a subscriber log in directly >>> here.
>>> If you have no subscription >>> pick your option.
>>> Or ...

... buy the article here >>>

Quantity:   item

Add to memo.

Find in this article:

Worst regions and countries for working people
Increasing violations of rights
How countries are rated

The author:

Carla September is a Geneva-based journalist.

Recommend this article:

Share |

Global employment crisis: 2030 Agenda under threat / Agenda for transformation, solidarity, democracy


Top of page

Imprint General Terms and Conditions RSS Feeds Site Map