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  World Confederation of Labour - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The World Confederation of Labour (WCL) was founded in 1920 under the name of the "International Federation of Christian Trade Unions" as a confederation of unions associated with the Christian Democratic parties of Europe.
It chose to remain independent of both the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions and the World Federation of Trade Unions created in the last days of World War II and the early days of the Cold War.
The WCL was formally dissolved on 31 October 2006 when it merged with the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) to form the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/World_Confederation_of_Labour   (221 words)

  
 LABOUR: World's Big Two Aim At Getting Bigger
WCL, the World Confederation of Labour, comprises of 144 autonomous and democratic trade unions from 116 countries around the globe, with more than 26 million members, mainly from Third World countries.
ICFTU, the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, represents 148 million workers worldwide and is by far the biggest confederation consisting of 234 affiliated organisations in 152 countries and territories on all five continents.
This is because the two labour confederations have come closer in recent years by launching joint actions on specific issues.
www.ipsnews.net /africa/interna.asp?idnews=26013   (715 words)

  
 WCL is an acronym acronym for World Confederation of Labour...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
WCL is an acronym acronym for World Confederation of Labour...
"WCL" is an acronym acronym for World Confederation of Labour World Confederation of Labour.
WCL is not a complete Common Lisp, but it does have the full development environment including dynamic file loading dynamic file loading and debug debugging.
www.biodatabase.de /WCL   (172 words)

  
 ILO / 332nd Report of the Committee on Freedom of Association / CUBA - Movimiento Sindical Independiente de Cuba - ...
The WCL highlights that a number of trade union officials belonging to CUTC, among whom was Pedro Pablo Alvarez, Secretary-General of CUTC, were wrongly detained and sentenced to a number of years in prison.
These are agreed individually in all labour centres of the country, in accordance with the laws and regulations of the ILO, the practical application of which has been communicated in the framework of the reports on Convention No. 98.
The Labour Code lays down the necessary guarantees for the full exercise of trade union activity in all labour centres of the country and for the broadest participation of workers and their representatives in the adoption of decisions that affect their widest interests.
www.cubasindical.org /docs/d120403e.htm   (7954 words)

  
 Two Global Trade Union Federations to Reunite   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), whose 250 affiliates in 152 countries represent 138 million union members, and the World Confederation of Labour (WCL), which represents some 27 million workers worldwide, say they hope to consummate the union next year.
The ILO's "World Employment Report 2004-2005" also found that 185.9 million people who were unemployed in 2003 represent the "tip of the iceberg" of the what the UN agency called "the decent work deficit," since more than seven times that number of people are employed but still live in poverty.
The WCL, which was created in 1920 as the Federation of Christian Trade Unions and then reconstituted under its present name in 1968, has been closely tied to Christian Democratic parties in Europe and Latin America.
www.worldrevolution.org /article/1679   (1025 words)

  
 Choike - Global labour rights
Traditionally, labour rights are the domain of trade unions and these have a long history of fighting for workers’ rights, mainly within a state, although there has been international co-operation among unions since the 19th century.
Seven labour research centres from seven African countries analysed the current economic and labour policies to see their impact on the labour force and the organised labour movement in general, and women in particular.
Labour rights in the apparel industry, where 75% of the 23 million workers in that sector are women, are basically a women's issue.
www.choike.org /nuevo_eng/informes/1872.html   (8216 words)

  
 :: www.batu-saarc.com ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
BATU is the Asian Continental branch of World Confederation of Labour’s (WCL).
World Confederation of Labour (WCL) is an international Trade Union Confederation uniting 144 autonomous and democratic Trade Unions from 116 countries all over the world.
The Democratic Confederation of Nepalese Trade Unions or DECONT in Nepal was granted full membership during the BATU Executive Board Meeting held in March 2005.
www.batu-saarc.org   (263 words)

  
 math lessons - WCL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
WCL is an acronym for World Confederation of Labour.
WCL is an acronym for Water Closet, a European euphemism for a room in which toilet facilities are located.
WCL is also a dialect of the Lisp programming language.
www.mathdaily.com /lessons/WCL   (72 words)

  
 Strengthening the Link Between Economic and Social Policies Within the Framework of a Globalized Economy -- Remarks by ...
I am most pleased at your invitation to reflect on the linkages between economic and social policies against the backdrop of globalization, for this coincides with the renewed emphasis that the international community is placing on this issue.
Chairman, in the WCL you have long recognized that globalization is not necessarily a bad thing, but something that has the potential for improving living standards around the world.
President of the Confédération des syndicats chrétiens belges (Confederation of Belgian Christian Trade Union) and Vice President of the World Confederation of Labour.
www.imf.org /external/np/speeches/1999/102699.htm   (2559 words)

  
 State of the World Forum
The use of war as an instrument of international politics ¾particularly "preventive war action"¾ cannot be justified and risks unleashing serious consequences all over the world.
Only when the market becomes an environmentally sustainable instrument at the service of human social development, and not an end in itself, will we be able to reach, at least, the objectives set at the Millennium Summit.
Only through a multilateral system with democratic representation, based on universal ethical principles (as enshrined in declarations of human, social and economic rights), one capable of responding to the great challenges that currently face humanity, can we recover our confidence in ourselves, in our identity as “We, the peoples”.
www.worldforum.org /home/main_ubuntu_ad.htm   (434 words)

  
 Press Kits: WORLD LABOUR REPORT - Public information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
When they come up against the labour market, and whether they come from developing or from developed countries, more and more people are finding that they are on their own and unable to make their voice heard.
Others see workers' organizations and traditional collective labour relationships as leftovers from the past that are unable to cope with all the different concerns and levels of industrial relations and believe that the new forms of cooperation with workers are better suited to present-day constraints.
In spite of numerous constraints, concludes the report, "the variety of informal sector associations that exist throughout the world is a clear indication of the ability of informal sector workers to grasp (...) the opportunities provided by the State or the law in terms of both material support and social recognition".
www-ilo-mirror.cornell.edu /public/english/bureau/inf/pkits/wlr97.htm   (8164 words)

  
 Case(s) No(s). 2258, Report No. 334 (Cuba): Complaints against the Government of Cuba presented by the International ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
With regard to the Labour Code review procedure, the preliminary draft has been revised and updated eight times and consultations are being held with trade union organizations on the latest version, with a view to receiving their comments and opinions and incorporating them into the final text.
It was the triumph of the Revolution of labourers, peasants, manual and intellectual workers, artists, professionals and workers in general, on 1 January 1959, which removed the obstacles to the free exercise of the Cuban's right to organize.
In any country of the world, a trade union organization must be established in conformity with the legal and constitutional order of that country, and not in violation of it or for its destruction.
www.cubasindical.org.cob-web.org:8888 /docs/d08230501.htm   (7795 words)

  
 95-03-12: Statement by World Conf. of Labour, Mr. Carlos L. Custer (EN)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
*************************************************************************** CARLOS L. CUSTER, representative of the World Confederation of Labour Yesterday, union leaders from all over the world adopted a declaration underlining the fact that economic disparities are growing.
The World Confederation of Labour acknowledges the importance of the markets, but they should serve humankind.
It is also necessary to establish coordination between the international financial and economic bodies and the International Labour Organisation (ILO), and to promote true international legislation in the social and economic spheres.
www.un.org /documents/ga/conf166/ngo/950312123315.htm   (238 words)

  
 Welcome to labourfile- a bimonthly journal on indian labour and economic affairs
Millions of people around the world have been mobilised demanding trade justice, and an end to unjust free trade.
The Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) is planning to collect hundreds of thousands of e-mail petitions from people around the world asking the WTO to stand firm on commitments to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that were established at the United Nations in 2000, especially to tackle extreme poverty.
We hope that this issue of Labour File will contribute to the mobilisation of public opinion in defending Indian peoples' interests during and after the WTO Hong Kong Ministerial.
www.labourfile.org /ArticleMore.aspx?id=742   (626 words)

  
 World at Work / IPS Inter Press Service
According to the latest 'Namibian Labour Force Survey', which was presented to parliament earlier this year, 36.7 percent of the country's population is currently unemployed, up more than three percent since the previous survey in 2000.
Despite the labour movement's achievements, serious challenges persist: gender discrimination, child labour, worker migration, the digital divide, evaporating pensions, unsafe workplaces, corporate pressure against union organising, negative impacts of trade agreements, and the precariousness of informal employment, among many others.
IPS follows the world's workers as they confront these challenges - their setbacks and their successes.
www.ipsnews.net /new_focus/labour/index.asp   (699 words)

  
 World Social Forum / World Economic Forum - Amnesty International
The World Social Forum was opened and closed with a march through the city of Porto Alegre, which unified people under the slogan 'Another World Is Possible'
Several delegates coordinated and participated in seminars and panel discussions on issues ranging from violence against women to corporate responsibility, from international justice to the death penalty, from the fight against discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, to the effects of torture and the relationship between security and human rights.
Irene Khan's speech at the World Economic Forum, 23 January 2003.
web.amnesty.org /pages/ec-worldfora-eng   (932 words)

  
 Workers Rights violated in Cuba by Fidel Castro
The Labour Code, which was published in 1985, does not provide for any genuine freedom of association.
The Labour Code requires that in order to be valid legally, collective agreements must be discussed and approved in workers' meetings and be formally declared in writing and signed by the parties.
Noting "that those responsible for acts of anti-union discrimination should be sanctioned", the Committee stated "that measures depriving trade unionists of their freedom on grounds related to their trade union activity, even where they are merely summoned or questioned for a short period, constitute an obstacle to the exercise of trade union rights".
www.cubaverdad.net /workers_paradise.htm   (1473 words)

  
 Political Affairs Magazine - "The Killing Must Stop Now"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The International Confederation of Free Trade Unions and the World Confederation of Labour today issued a statement expressing their feelings of revulsion at the growing loss of innocent lives due to the escalating violence between Israel and Lebanon.
The ICFTU and WCL therefore reiterate their call for the full implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions 242 and 338, as well as 1559, and the Road Map for Peace.
Those millions of families who are instead compelled to flee their homes or to live in shelters under the threat of lethal force, deserve better than further excuses for the violence and destruction visited upon them.
www.politicalaffairs.net /article/articleview/3893/1/200   (537 words)

  
 NathanNewman.org: Workers of the World Uniting
Most of the world's trade union movements are meeting this week in Japan to discuss an epoch-making strategy called "Globalising Solidarity".
The ICFTU is the largest trade union confederation in the world, with 250 affiliates in 152 countries representing 148m trade union members.
World's Poor Lowest Priority - Morals are not about abstract "social issues." They are what you do when faced with choices, what you do when...
www.nathannewman.org /log/archives/001945.html   (971 words)

  
 International Confederation of Free Trade Unions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The ICFTU was formally dissolved on 31st October 2006 when it merged with the World Confederation of Labour (WCL) to form the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).
The ICFTU lobbied for the ratification of the so-called "core labour standards" -- eight key conventions of the International Labour Organization concerning freedom of association, the abolition of child labour and forced labour and the elimination of discrimination in the workplace.
The International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) is the largest international trade union confederation in the world.
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/International_Confederation_of_Free_Trade_Unions   (1460 words)

  
 Terraviva EUROPE
Under the banner 'Globalising Solidarity: Building a Global Union Movement for the Future', the 18th world congress of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) to be held in Miyazaki, Japan, will consider the unification of ICFTU and the World Confederation of Labour (WCL).
ICFTU is the world's largest trade union representing some 148 million workers in 152 countries.
The trade unions' initiative is intended to protect labour rights in the face of globalisation and to counter the growing clout of multilateral corporations.
www.ipsterraviva.net /article.aspx?id=1154   (594 words)

  
 Scoop: 19th ICFTU Congress a historic milestone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Following the dissolution of the World Confederation of Labour (WCL) tomorrow morning, the largest trade union international will hold its own Dissolution Congress.
With its proud history of serving the world's workers for almost 57 years, the ICFTU will officially be dissolved on 31 October.
Its work focuses on respect and protection of trade union rights, the elimination of forced and child labour and the enforcement of international labour standards.
www.scoop.co.nz /stories/WO0610/S00577.htm   (628 words)

  
 Official Website of BATU - The Brotherhood of Asian Trade Unions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
BATU or the Brotherhood of Asian Trade Unions, established in 1963 is the regional body of the World Confederation of Labour in Asia which shows concern for all workers to fully exercise their rights.
BATU has invested in a number of projects with its affiliate organizations that include research on workers’ rights, training on the management of labour unions, and development of innovative approaches in building the capacity of trade unions.
The World Confederation of Labour -BATU is the regional organization of WCL in Asia
www.batu.org.ph /FAQs.htm   (466 words)

  
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The WCL (1968) descends from the International Federation of Christian Trade Unions (1920), is of Social-Catholic inspiration, and claims some 26 million — largely in Latin America.
With the advent of labour diplomacy, a distinctive model of international trade union bureaucratisation became the line of least resistance.
That of the WCL, the CLAT (Confederación Latinamericana de Trabajadores), is restricted to Latin America.
labornet.org /news/0000/waterman.htm   (3028 words)

  
 Global Progressive Forum - ALLIANCE
The International Confederation of Free Trade Unions has 236 affiliated organisations in 154 countries and territories on all five continents, with a membership of 155 million.
World Confederation of Labour is an international trade union confederation uniting 144 autonomous and democratic trade unions from 166 countries all over the world.
IUSY is made up of 143 socialist, social democratic and labour youth organisations from 100 countries all over the world.
www.globalprogressiveforum.org /index.cfm?Content_ID=4967933   (334 words)

  
 XPDNC - International Labour Federation Links
Confédération Mondiale du Travail - World Confederation of Labour
World Trade Union Organisation Independent From Imperialists and Monopolies.
Represents transport workers around the world and promotes their interests through global campaigning and solidarity.
www.xpdnc.com /links/fedint.html   (1097 words)

  
 Scoop: International TU's Welcome ILO Child Labour Debate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Thys, General Secretary of the World Confederation of Labour.
of child labour, while not tackling the broader problems of insufficient
provision of quality education, and poor regulation of labour markets.
www.scoop.co.nz /stories/WO0606/S00257.htm   (755 words)

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