World Confederation of Labour (WCL)
The World Confederation of Labour (WCL) was founded with very narrow vision as a confederation of trade union within the ambit of Europe and Latin America under the name of the International Federation of Christian Trade Unions in 1920.
Although, it is labour federation named as World Confederation of Labour but limited to the domestic policies and local affairs in member state. Initially, it was formed to cater Roman Catholic constituencies not only to protect the rights of both female and male workers but also fights for the discrimination and monitor working condition.
Objectives of World Confederation of Labour
- To assist in the development trade union.
- To defends the freedom for trade union.
- To fights for the rights, against the discrimination and monitor working condition of labour worldwide.
- To promote cross-country worker unity and provide emergency assistance.
- Human rights and international labour standards: WCL work as per codified law of ILO and it is one of the organisation that introduced labour standards into global trade policies.
- Women workers: It advocates on the solution related the problems of female workers
- Child labour: It work in the support of the Global March Against Child Labour and advocates the conventions of ILO on Child Labour
- Migrant workers: It is one of the objectives of WCL to on the rights of migrants workers or labourer.
- Economics and society: It has set-up a socio-economic programme to address the problem of globalization and micro-economic policy.
Working Areas of World Confederation of Labour
Trade action: It promotes training; facilitate exchange of knowledge and advice; and support members' participation at meetings of international institutions. It also produced a newsletter, The World of Trade Action.