ITUC Accused of Funding Organized Crimes Against Workers in Somalia

Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU) which is a NUSOJ affiliate raised alarming security concerns against media workers and trade union leaders at various levels by militias funded by the Brussels based International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). Following the ITUC funded drama in Mogadishu on 29 December, 2015, which a Somali national, Omar Faruk Osman… Read More

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The trade union fat cats who are strangling our country

Top union leaders are better paid than their counterparts in the private sector – and they do it by holding the nation to ransom, says Matthew Sinclair. Old-fashioned socialist firebrand trade-union representatives must be a little disappointed. Trade union leaders are supposed to be scourges of the rich, ensuring the money is taken for the… Read More

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UN should wake up to the threat of NGOs which abuse their power

The recent dissolution of ITUC-affiliated trade union centers in Kazakhstan by the authorities has once again highlighted the questionable practices by union bodies. National Healthcare Workers’ Union and National Domestic Workers’ Union have been accused of breaching the terms and conditions for submitting documents for re-registration. It is mandatory for all trade unions in Kazakhstan… Read More

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Winning trade union support for EU vote will be ‘difficult’, PM warned

Len McCluskey, the general secretary of Unite, has warned it will be difficult to encourage trade unionists to vote for staying in the European Union even though he officially backs Britain remaining a member. McCluskey confirmed for the first time that he will argue for the UK to remain in the EU and that he would personally… Read More

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