Monday, 23 September 2013

UN derecognizing the organization's staff unions

Acknowledgements to
Howard Thorp

From: UnionBook <>
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2013 09:14:21 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Outrageous: UN to derecognize unions

This is outrageous.

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, is derecognizing the organization's staff unions who represent 65,000 workers.

He will no longer negotiate with unions over issues like safety and security, welfare and conditions of service.

The people who work for the UN often risk their lives to do so.  In the last decade, 555 staff have been attacked and 200 killed.  They often work in dangerous and hostile locations.

The UN Staff unions are calling for support from trade unionists everywhere.  They are demanding  that Ban Ki-moon respect labour rights at the UN.  Please support the online campaign and spread the word:

Thank you!

Eric Lee

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