State of the World’s Workers in 2010

Posted: January 1, 2011 in Rights around the world, Statistics
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The London-based International Centre for Trade Union Rights (ICTUR) has recently published new editions of its freedom of association map. This map illustrates ratification of relevant ILO standards and highlights compliance shortfalls worldwide. A second map, on child labour, is also available.

In each case ICTUR has sought objective views on compliance. The assessment for freedom of association relies on clearly reported murders and arrests identified in their annual Violations Survey or other trade union rights monitoring programmes.

The notes are drawn from International Labour Organization (ILO) and International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) documentation.

The picture is not rosy: last year trade unionists were arrested, imprisoned or subject to criminal prosecution in 50 countries and killed or assassinated in 15 countries.

A 3MB PDF of the map can be downloaded here and hard copies can be ordered here.

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