This report, Chevron’s Tax Schemes: Piping profits out of Australia?, was produced by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and endorsed by the Tax Justice Network –Australia and has unveiled how much tax revenue may be lost through complex profit shifting schemes.Read more
Global union federations the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and IndustriALL Global Union have welcomed news that two of their Australian member unions are considering a merger that would create a new ‘super union’.Read more
Participants discussed how workers are uniquely placed to build power across supply chains at a lively debate on logistics today.Read more
Congress got off to a triumphant start yesterday with a cavalcade of welcome from the Bulgarian hosts and a line up of national and international guests.Read more
An Action Plan for comprehensive growth and quality jobs that is backed up by job creation targets in national employment plans must be a priority for the G20, the L20 said todayRead more
Paddy Crumlin made a strong argument for the use of workers' capital at the recent Congress of the International Trade Union Confederation, which brought together trade unionists from all over the world to tackle the theme "Building Workers Power".Read more
By Andrew Casey Asia/Pacific Editor for LabourStart
BERLIN – The results of two important votes at the International Trade Union Confederation World Congress should become known on Thursday.
There is some expectation that we will find out Australia wins both votes.
In Germany, the results will come out after lunch – in Australia, that translates to late evening.
The world needs a pay rise – and the best way unions can win that rise is to put women in the frontline, General-Secretary Sharan Burrow told delegates attending the International Trade Union Confederation World Congress here on Monday.Read more
By Andrew Casey, Asia/Pacific Editor for LabourStart
BERLIN – The names of Turkey, Qatar, Bahrain, and Fiji unsurprisingly will all feature at the six day International Trade Union Confederation global Congress which has just opened in Berlin. But, shockingly, Australia has joined that list as a country of crisis for unions.Read more
The head of the International Trade Union Confederation has expressed shock at what she terms Australia's unconditional moves to normalise relations with Fiji. [Listen to the full interview here ]
The comments by Sharan Burrow follow the weekend visit to Suva by Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, as part of a Pacific Island Forum ministerial delegation.
The ministerial contact group was in Fiji to assess the country's progress towards democracy under the military-led government of Commodore Frank Bainimarama.
Elections have been promised by the end of September.Read more