Thursday, November 03, 2011


IWS Documented News Service
Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor----------------------
Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau


International Trade Union Confedertion (ITUC)




NOTE: "Mouse Over" the REGION of interest on RED BAR to find specific information by COUNTRY


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The new Survey website



We are pleased to introduce the new website for the Annual Survey of Violations of Trade Union Rights. We have worked hard to improve the readability of the text and to make the information more easily available to the user.


Please note that due to technical limitations not all features are available on the USB version, but are found on-line at All future Surveys will be conveniently found on that site and at that address.


Below is a list of the new features.


Interactive map. The first thing you may have noticed on the new website is the interactive map that is displayed on the front page. Not only does this map allow for easy navigation, it also displays the number of violations of trade union rights and the number of trade union rights’ practices both per region and per country.


Glossary. We have included a glossary on trade union rights’ terms on the site for your convenience. Words that are marked like this (anti-union discrimination) are linked to a definition, and by hovering over the word that definition will be readily displayed to you. You can also consult the glossary in its entirety here or via the link in the main menu.


Guide. We have written a guide to international trade union rights that you can consult at your convenience. The guide gives an introduction to international trade union rights as viewed by the ITUC, and is based on the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) international labour standards.


Charts. For each country you will see a chart depicting the numbers for the following categories: murders, attempted murders, threats, injuries, arrests, imprisonments and dismissals.


This information is provided to subscribers, friends, faculty, students and alumni of the School of Industrial & Labor Relations (ILR). It is a service of the Institute for Workplace Studies (IWS) in New York City. Stuart Basefsky is responsible for the selection of the contents which is intended to keep researchers, companies, workers, and governments aware of the latest information related to ILR disciplines as it becomes available for the purposes of research, understanding and debate. The content does not reflect the opinions or positions of Cornell University, the School of Industrial & Labor Relations, or that of Mr. Basefsky and should not be construed as such. The service is unique in that it provides the original source documentation, via links, behind the news and research of the day. Use of the information provided is unrestricted. However, it is requested that users acknowledge that the information was found via the IWS Documented News Service.

Stuart Basefsky                   
Director, IWS News Bureau                
Institute for Workplace Studies 
Cornell/ILR School                        
16 E. 34th Street, 4th Floor             
New York, NY 10016                        
Telephone: (607) 262-6041               
Fax: (607) 255-9641                       



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