Propose amendments to their unions’ constitutions to accept migrant workers as members, discuss portability of union membership and social protection, initiate or reinforce union to union and other stakeholders’ cooperation, and push for the ratification of ILO migration conventions (C97, C143, C181, C189). These were among the common priorities that participants identified in the recently.. read more →

ASEAN Unions set up the youth and women structure within the ASEAN Trade Union Council (ATUC), elected its officers and members and prepared its work plan during an inception workshop on 14-15 August 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. The ATUC youth and women structure will address and promote the concerns of young and women workers in.. read more →

Youth and women in ASEAN unions pushed for a world of work without gender-based violence in mock dialogue sessions with stakeholders. The mock sessions helped put into practice the learnings on advocacy and lobbying from identifying advocacy issues and developing strategies to tailoring advocacy messages to specific audience. The training ended with identifying opportunities and.. read more →

Unions from Asia and Jordan are guiding men and women migrant workers, preparing them through skills development and pre-departure programmes in origin countries and asserting their rights in destination countries, often as joint activities with other organizations. These steps and initiatives surfaced during the ILO training Trade Union Policy and Organising on Labour Migration in.. read more →

2017 Nov 23
November 23, 2017

ATUC on the 31st Asean Summit

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The ASEAN Trade Union Council (ATUC) Officers’ Meeting on 21-22 November 2017 in Manila prepared the ATUC Statement on the 31st ASEAN Summit and Inclusive Regional Integration. The Statement appreciates the signing of the ASEAN Consensus on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers which establishes a landmark framework for cooperation in safeguarding.. read more →