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Intl. Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) releases its 2015 Global Rights Index

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12 June 2015

The 2015 ITUC Global Rights Index: The world's worst countries for workers

Author: Intl. Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

The ITUC Global Rights Index depicts the world’s worst countries for workers by rating 141 countries on a scale from 1-5 based on the degree of respect for workers’ rights. As the global voice of working people, the ITUC has been documenting and exposing violations of workers’ rights for three decades. This has been done through narrative information published in the ITUC Survey. In 2014, the ITUC Global Rights Index was developed for the first time in order to increase the visibility and transparency of each country’s record on workers’ rights. In addition, the ITUC Global Rights Index serves as a tool to track trends across the world every time changes in policies or legislation take place.

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10 June 2015

ITUC Global Rights Index names world’s ten worst countries for workers

Author: Intl. Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

The Gulf States are among the world’s worst countries for workers’ rights, while workers under European austerity measures endured the starkest deterioration of standards, according to the 2015 Global Rights Index… The ITUC rights index ranks 141 countries against 97 internationally recognised indicators to assess where workers’ rights are best protected, in law and in practice… The International Trade Union Confederation has been collecting data on the abuse of trade union rights around the world for more than 30 years… The ten worst countries for working people are Belarus, China, Colombia, Egypt, Guatemala, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Swaziland and United Arab Emirates… In almost 60 per cent of countries, certain types of workers are excluded from their fundamental labour rights…

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