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    Democracy in crisis

    The Global Rights Index has tracked the key elements of workplace democracy for nine years, including the right to establish and join a trade union, the right to collective bargaining and the right to strike as well as the right to free speech and assembly, which symbolises a healthy democracy.

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    Silencing the age of anger

    Conflict is at its highest since 1945. According to the UN, around two billion people are living in conflict zones. In the year leading up to the conflict in Ukraine, 84 million people were forced to leave their homes because of conflict, violence and human rights violations. Workers have been on the front lines standing up for human and labour rights as violent attacks are used to silence calls for peace, democracy and rights.

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    Legislative power

    The ITUC analysis of workers’ rights in law of 148 countries profiled in the 2022 Global Rights Index provides a unique insight into national laws and practice. Law-making is an effective and powerful instrument for social transformation and the protection of labour rights. In the last year, positive legal steps were taken to further advance workers’ rights and social progress. However, in other countries, governments passed regressive legislation that seriously undermined workers’ basic rights at work.

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