United Nations Derecognises Unions

Staff working for the different sections of the United Nations have long been organised in unions. At a time of increasing dangers to UN staff in many of these sections, caused in part by the less than neutral role the UN appears to play in some situations, the unions have wanted to progress serious discussions about health and safety issues, often matters of life and death.

In response the Secretary General has decided in his wisdom to derecognise the unions. This is a calculated move to assist neoliberalism in its central fight against unions throughout the world.

If the International Labour Organisation cannot uphold collective bargaining and the freedom of association for its own staff, what hope is there for a serious application of its conventions?

The manner of its derecognition and its message is contrary to the UN’s own Charter and purposefully goading unions everywhere and their national centres and international organisations to respond effectively.

The General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation has wisely and urgently written to the UN Secretary General calling for a reversal of the position.

 

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