On 11 July, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon derecognized the staff unions representing the organization's 65,000 staff, many working in dangerous locations and war zones. He now refuses to negotiate on safety and security, welfare and conditions of service. This comes against a background of 555 staff attacked and 200 killed in the last ten years and in an organization supposed to uphold international human rights and labour rights conventions. If the UN stops applying these to its own staff, why should governments bother to uphold worker rights? The UN's staff unions are campaigning for Ban Ki-moon to reverse his decision by the end of the year.
Campaigns to send a message to Ban Ki-moon:
UN derecognizes staff unions, refuses to negotiate
Email Ban Ki-moon now ! | act.equaltimes.org
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The rights of all workers around the world are on the stake, and the ILO is on the verge of losing its credibility!
The mainstream media is not informing about this matter. So far only the International Trade Unions seem to be concerned. You can kindly help by sharing this information in other forums where you participate.
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