The report provides examples of the work carried out by the Global Unions, illustrating the vital role of the labour movement in defending and promoting the fundamental human and labour rights of all migrants, regardless of status. It gives visibility to a wide range of actions at local, national, regional and global levels that promote the objectives of the UN Global Compact on Migration. Throughout the world, trade unions are part of a global network, organising and empowering migrant workers and carrying out advocacy to promote their rights, so as to ensure that human rights, decent work, and social justice remain as pillars of the GCM implementation strategy.
Council of Global Unions The Council of Global Unions (CGU) represents more than 200 million workers from across the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC) and the Global Union Federations comprising Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI), Education International (EI), International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), International Arts and Entertainment Alliance (IEAE), IndustriALL Global Union, International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Union (IUF), Public Services International (PSI) and UNI Global Union (UNI).
Written by N. Wintour.
This report is made possible with the support of the Solidarity Center.