10.06.2016 Uzbek Government forcibly detained human rights defender Elena Urlaeva in a hospital for more than a month
After more than a month of involuntary detention in Tashkent City Psychiatric Clinic, Uzbek human rights defender Elena Urlaeva was finally released on 1 June. Ms. Urlaeva, the elected leader of the Human Rights Alliance of Uzbekistan (PAU), was forcibly detained in the clinic since late April due to official orders. The clinic's officials threatened to detain Ms. Urlaeva for a year or longer.
The international campaign organization Labourstart is awarded the Arthur Svensson international prize for trade union rights for 2016. The prize is awarded for the successful promotion of labour rights throughout the world.
20.01.2016 Novoprof tackles massive wage arrears and precarious jobs at Sbarro fast food restaurants in Russia
The KTR-affiliated Novoprof is supporting and organizing workers at the Moscow restaurants of the international fast food chain Sbarro, where workers have not been paid since July 2015.
26.11.2015 KTR—DİSK Joint Statement
Confederation of Labour of Russia (KTR) and Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey (DİSK) issued the joint statement about the recent developments in Syria and its effects on the international arena, including Turkey—Russia relations.
This year's Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Tunisia's Dialogue Quartet, a grouping made up of the national trade union center UGTT, the national employer confederation, the Tunisian Human Rights League and the Tunisian Order of Lawyers.