The two-week climate talks at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) concluded on 12 November with a deal that is insufficient to keep the global temperature rise to below 1.5 degrees Celsius, falling short on ambition, finance, responsibility and inclusion.
Save lives, stop nukes: Building back better to a nuclear-weapons-free world
“Nuclear weapons have no place in a world that we aim to build back better.” This is the key message of Shoya Yoshida, Genera Secretary of the ITUC-Asia Pacific, in his statement on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons on 26 September 2021.
HKCTU disbands, but the power of solidarity remains
The trade union movement in Hong Kong has been a constant target of attacks, threats, and intimidation by the government since the adoption of the National Security Law in 2020. Along with other pro-democratic activists, Lee Cheuk-Yan, General Secretary of the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) was arrested and imprisoned for organising and participating in peaceful demonstrations, a right that has been guaranteed by international laws as well as Hong Kong’s Basic Law.
ITUC-Asia Pacific strongly condemns the objection by Myanmar military Junta to the CTUM accreditation to the 14th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour
The ITUC-Asia Pacific strongly condemns the objection by the Myanmar military junta to the participation of the Confederation of Trade Unions Myanmar (CTUM) and the nomination of Maung Maung, CTUM President, as the representative to the 14th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML), 6-8 September 2021 hosted by Brunei Darussalam. Jointly with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), the ITUC-Asia Pacific expressed serious concern about these incidents in a letter addressed to ASEAN Secretary-General Dato Lim Jock Hoi on 15 September 2021.
ITUC-Asia Pacific demands the immediate release of KCTU President Yang Kyeung-soo
The ITUC-Asia Pacific demands the immediate release of Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) President Yang Kyeung-soo who was arrested this morning, 2 September 2021. The arrest took place in a raid of the KCTU headquarters 20 days after a warrant was issued to President Yang by the Seoul Central District Court for organising a rally on 3 July, which allegedly violates the Act on Demonstration and Assembly and the Act on Infectious Disease Prevention and Control.