International Trade Union Policy

No democracy without trade unions

If our aim is to promote Social Democracy worldwide, then we must first strengthen unions. Through them, employees can shape society economically, socially and politically –ultimately aiming for decent work and social justice. We support advocacy groups that serve formal and informal employees in becoming more representative, democratic and independent. For this is the prerequisite for a successful mobilisation of their power resources, both locally and across state borders.

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News and publications on international trade union policy

TiSA eating away democracy

What is at stake for global food production and workers when every economic activity becomes a service is subject of the latest study of the IUF.

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10.07.2017 | Gewerkschaften international | Starke Gewerkschaften | Handel | News

Results of the L20 Gipfels 2017 at FES Berlin

Discussiong trade union demands with German Chancellor Merkel and German Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Andrea Nahles.

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10.05.2017 | Gute Arbeit, faire Löhne | Starke Gewerkschaften | Handel | Publikation | News

The trouble with TISA

The proposed Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) aims to rewrite the rules of the game for the service economy – in favour of Transnational…

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Video: which strategic choices do trade unions have to (re-)gain power?

The video explains the four "power ressources" and gives first examples of successful trade union transformation.

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Edlira Xhafa | Gute Arbeit, faire Löhne | Starke Gewerkschaften | Gerechter Sozialstaat | Publikation

The right to strike under attack

Trends and patterns of violations of the right to strike in countries around the world with particular emphasis on the years 2012-2016.

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Les syndicats en transformation

Des success stories du monde entier
Berlin, 2019

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Spooner, Dave; Mwanika, John Mark

Les syndicats en mutation

Transformer les syndicats des transports à travers une organisation de masse des travailleurs
Berlin, 2019

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Bello Adewuni, Ismail

Les syndicats en mutation

Une étude de cas du National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers du Nigeria
Berlin, 2019

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