It took over six years of a tortuous and hard fought legal battle, but Guatemalan workers have finally reasons to celebrate.
Today the United States has agreed to take Guatemala to international arbitration for violating workers´ rights under the DR-CAFTA (Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement).
US take Guatemala to arbitration for anti-union violence
OECD Reports on Tax Avoidance: Encouraging Progress, but More Needs to be DoneA first batch of OECD recommendations on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) – a two-year G20 Action Plan to curb aggressive tax planning by multinational enterprises, to be completed by the end of 2015 – is to be submitted to G20 Finance Ministers meeting in Cairns on 20-21 September and, following that, to the G20 Leaders’ Summit on 15-16 November 2014 in Brisbane.
Wage-led growth exposes fault-lines in G20G20 labour ministers have put unemployment, demand and growth on the agenda for the G20 leaders meeting in Brisbane but failed to gain consensus on the big issue that the world needs a pay rise.
Cambodia: ITUC, UNI and IndustriALL Call to Action to Increase Wage for Garment WorkersThe ITUC, IndustriALL and UNI are calling on the government of Cambodia to increase the minimum wage for garment workers.
Slump in wages put G20 labour ministers to the test – new economic modelling proves paying higher wages increases global growthLabour ministers meeting in G20 host country Australia on Wednesday face a reality test to tackle global unemployment as 81 million jobs need to be created by 2018 to close the massive jobs gap caused by the global financial crisis.
Statement On Occasion of the International Youth Day, 12 August 2014 Report Economic Briefing #2 - 2014: “Lowflation”, low investment and higher debts than ever Resolution Building Workers’ Power - Congress Statement Resolution Union Growth - Framework for Action Resolution Sustainable Jobs - Framework for Action