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Children labour: protection of their rights !

By |Categories: Fundamental rights, Fundamental rights, Fundamental rights, Human rights, ILO, Precarity, Precarity, Various|Tags: , , |

In the collective consciousness, children labour has long since ceased to apply in Europe: yet children's rights are not respected everywhere, as shown by the 8% of Ukrainian children who are forced, either by a third person (in any case an adult) or because of poverty, to work in order to survive. In many countries of the world, in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America or Asia, children's rights to education, access to health care and a decent life (comfortable and far from poverty), do not exist. In 2020, about 152 million children, aged between 5 and 17, are working, [...]

IDAHOT 2020: breaking the silence

By |Categories: Fundamental rights, Harassment, Harassment, Harassment, Harassment, Human rights, USF - Union Syndicale Fédérale, USF - Union Syndicale Fédérale|Tags: , |

Sunday May the 17th 2020 is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, better known as IDAHOT. This day provides an opportunity to highlight the inequalities that people still experience because of their sexual orientation in several countries around the world. It is important to remember that marriage for people of the same sex is only allowed in a handful of countries and that people claiming a different sexual orientation still risk the death penalty in too many countries. It is a sad anniversary this year because exactly 30 years ago the WHO removed homosexuality from the list of mental [...]

Harassment: a scourge that affects even the European institutions

By |Categories: Commission, Harassment, ILO, ILO, USB (Union Syndicale Brussels)|Tags: , , |

Harassment in the workplace is not a recent concept, a vanished evil that is resurfacing. Harassment has always been present and the European institutions and international organisations are no exception. The resulting psychosocial risks are too often minimised and considered to have little impact on the entire working environment. It is a real scourge that is rife at all levels and Union Syndicale considers that harassment still does not benefit from a clear definition in the European Institutions that would allow it to be better identified, countered and sanctioned. The International Labour Office (ILO) also comes to the same conclusion: “There is [...]

European day on moral harassment (IPSO)

By |Categories: IPSO, IPSO, Psycho-Social Risks, Stress, Stress, Working conditions, Working conditions, Working conditions|

IPSO : If you have heard of, if you have witnessed a situation of harassment, speak out, express yourself, contact us! How to identify harassment? Victims are selected individually rather than in groups without distinction: sex, origin, background, personality, age, or because they are too conscientious, too innovative... Different techniques can be used to isolate: discreet denigration of work to the hierarchy, devaluation of the position, overwork, contradictory instructions, opposition to colleagues... until you are broken and dropped in by everyone. No one is safe! It may only be a matter of time... Harassment in EU institutions : the case [...]

New standard to combat violence, harassment at work agreed

By |Categories: Harassment, Harassment|

PRESS RELEASE: GENEVA (ILO News) : A new Convention and accompanying Recommendation to combat violence and harassment in the world of work have been adopted by the International Labour Conference  (ILC). The Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019, and Violence and Harassment Recommendation, 2019 , were adopted by delegates on the final day of the Centenary International Labour Conference, in Geneva. For the Convention, 439 votes were cast in favour, seven against, with 30 abstentions. The Recommendation was passed with 397 votes in favour, 12 votes against and 44 abstentions. The Convention recognizes that violence and harassment in the world of work [...]

Resolution on digital transformation

By |Categories: Artificial intelligence, Bratislava, Burnout, Congress, Digital revolution, Right to disconnect, USF - Union Syndicale Fédérale|

The Congress sets a series of specific priorities for USF and the Federal Committee in particular, under the form of a resolution on digital transformation in the world of work : support the implementation of the digital environment with a view to maximising its benefits and reducing its disadvantages for workers; avoid job losses for workers; avoid a decline in the quality of work ; protect the contractual status of workers, particularly in the face of the growing uberisation of the world of work; prevent gaps from widening or appearing: ex-generational gap, gender digital gap, social and income gaps; combat [...]

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