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Global unions call to support independent union movement in Belarus

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 09:13

IndustriALL Global Union and the International Trade Union Confederation launch a LabourStart campaign in support of independent trade unions in Belarus.

Two workers killed in explosion at Gerdau Brazil

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 05:23

Two Gerdau workers lost their lives on 15 August after an explosion at the company's steel plant in Ouro Branco, Brazil.

Israeli High Court signals end of right to strike at state-owned enterprises

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 04:58

The High Court of Justice in Israel has issued a preliminary ruling that workers at state-owned enterprises can no longer strike against market reforms being undertaken by the government.

Newly formed Kyrgyz union concludes first agreement with Turkish investor

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 04:10

Following intensive collective bargaining at the Turkish-Kyrgyz mining company Eti Bakir Tereksay, the primary union organization of the Mining and Metallurgy Trade Union of Kyrgyzstan (MMTUK), an affiliate of IndustriALL Global Union, concluded their first collective agreement.

IndustriALL and 14 clothing brands express support for reform of Mexico’s labour justice system

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 03:09

IndustriALL and 14 international clothing brands have written to the Mexican government declaring their support for constitutional reform of the labour justice system and for secondary legislation to fully reflect the constitutional changes.

Lesotho: Union keeps up wage demands

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 03:46

IndustriALL affiliate, Independent Democratic Union of Lesotho, is not giving up on its demands for decent wages. An organizing rally in Maseru, Lesotho on 6 August was attended by over 100 workers, mainly young women workers, organizers and shop stewards.

Pakistan: Shipbreaking workers win wage increase

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 09:28

Shipbreaking Workers Union Gadani (SBWUG) called off their strike on 4 August after negotiations with the employers association yielded significant results, including a wage increase.

Indian unions call for massive mobilization against Modi government’s anti-worker policies

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 07:04

Trade unions are calling hundreds of thousands of workers to mobilize on 9 to 11 November 2017, to protest against the government’s anti- labour policies. Workers are also urged to prepare for indefinite countrywide strike action. 

IndustriALL mission to Indonesia finds human rights crisis for sacked workers

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 05:58

The IndustriALL Global Union mission to Indonesia in solidarity with workers fired for striking at PT Freeport and PT Smelting, has revealed a human rights crisis, with workers losing access to food, housing, education and basic healthcare.

Global unions call for release of the union leader in Belarus

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 12:08

IndustriALL Global Union and International Confederation of Trade Unions (ITUC), addressed a joint letter to the President of Belarus expressing deep concern and indignation over the recent searches in the offices of independent unions as well as the detention of a trade union leader.

Iraqi unions urge parliament to reject social security bill

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 11:33

Trade unions in Iraq, including IndustriALL Global Union affiliates, are calling on the Iraqi parliament to reject a draft social security law, which would reduce social protection for thousands of people already suffering in the war-ravaged state. 

Living wage campaign launched in the Philippines

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 10:56

Philippine trade unions hold a three-day workshop laying the framework and strategies to pursue a living wage in the country.

South Africa: NUM marches against plans to cull 8,500 jobs at AngloGold Ashanti

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 08:40

IndustriALL Global Union South African affiliate, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), took to the streets of Johannesburg on 5 August and marched to the offices of mining company AngloGold Ashanti to protest proposed retrenchments of 8,500 workers at mines in Carletonville and Matlosana. 

Haiti textile workers denounce violations of ILO conventions

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 07:32

Workers employed in the free trade export zones in Haiti have denounced violations of ILO Conventions 87 and 98 by Interamerican Wovens and Sewing International SA

Nigerian oil and gas unions fight against precarious work

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 08:57

Over the past 18 months, two IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Nigeria have succeeded in organizing around 7,500 contract and casual workers in the country’s oil and gas supply chain with substantial support from a union project against precarious work.

UAW loses Nissan vote in face of threats and intimidation

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 11:03

After an intense anti-union campaign of threats, intimidation and misinformation, IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the UAW has lost an election to form a union at Nissan’s plant in Canton, Mississippi, USA, by a 2,244 votes to 1,307.

Trinidad &Tobago workers march for equality, jobs and justice

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 02:52

Workers in Trinidad and Tobago marched through Port of Spain on 4 August to demand a more equal society, measures to combat unemployment and justice to reduce crime.

IndustriALL condemns mock trials of union activists in Kazakhstan

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 11:17

IndustriALL addressed to the leadership of Kazakhstan demanding to influence the situation and review the unjustified court sentencing of Larisa Kharkova, Nurbek Kushakbayev and Amin Yeleusinov.

Belarus: IndustriALL condemns arbitrary detention of independent union leader

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 08:33

Offices of several unions including IndustriALL Global Union affiliates REPAM and BITU were searched as part of a criminal investigation started against Gennady Fedynich and Ihar Komlik, REPAM chairperson and chief accountant, accordingly. Gennady is also a substitute executive committee member of IndustriALL.

IndustriALL to lead mission to Freeport operations in Indonesia

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 04:27

IndustriALL Global Union will lead a mission to Indonesia from 8-11 August, to support workers fired for striking at Grasberg mine and PT Smelting. Both operations are part-owned by US mining giant Freeport-McMoRan.


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