The ASEAN Trade Union Council (ATUC) reiterated its call on the ASEAN Member States, ASEAN secretariat, and stakeholders to consider “A Framework for ASEAN Labour Standards and Principles” to identify and strengthen key minimum labour standards in ASEAN in a Conference Statement on 26 May 2016 in Vientiane, Laos. The ATUC crafted the Statement.. read more →

“The ILO will strengthen work with you social partners to inject social dimension into ASEAN integration” said Mr. Guy Ryder, Director General of the International Labor Organization (ILO), in a meeting with ASEAN Trade Union Council (ATUC) leaders on 25 October 2015 in Singapore. This was in response to the challenges of giving decent work.. read more →

    Manila, Philippines – As initial engagement with the ASEAN Senior Labor Officials Meeting (SLOM), the ASEAN Trade Union Council (ATUC) met the SLOM Chair, U Myo Aung from Myanmar, and handed the ATUC Kuala Lumpur Declaration on the ASEAN Agreement on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Workers on 4 May.. read more →

  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – “The draft ASEAN Agreement on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Workers should be built on the basis of the ILO Conventions and relevant international instruments, in harmony with the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work,” said Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) General Secretary Gopal.. read more →

02 July 2013, Manila. –Principal officers of the ASEAN Trade Union Council (ATUC) met in Manila to review its five-work programme and explore ways to strengthen collaboration with the International Labor Organization (ILO), the International Trade Union Confederation Asia Pacific (ITUC AP), and other solidarity partners. Solidarity Messages Representing the ITUC AP, Divisional Director P.. read more →