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ArcelorMittal Temirtau coal miners raised to surface

51 min 24 sec ago

Protesters in four mines of ArcelorMittal Temirtau in Qaraghandy region of Kazakhstan ended their underground protest and came up from the pit by court decision.

Settlement reached with global fashion brand in Bangladesh Accord arbitration

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 21:25

IndustriALL Global Union and UNI Global Union have reached a settlement agreement in a case under the legally-binding enforcement mechanisms of the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety. 

Unions take action against Glencore ahead of investor call

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 03:10

Glencore workers and their unions took action across the world to highlight the company’s failure to respect human rights.

Unions in Sri Lanka march for sustainable industrial policy

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 02:26

IndustriALL affiliates in Sri Lanka gathered in Colombo on 6-7 December to discuss the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability challenges. They committed to build capacity, evolve consensus and intensify engagement with government towards sustainable industrial policy.

ArcelorMittal coal miners on strike in Kazakhstan

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:52

A few hundreds coal miners of ArcelorMittal Temirtau went on strike in Shakhtinsk, Kazakhstan.

Minimum wage win for unions in Mauritius

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 07:52

Years of campaigning by trade unions in Mauritius have paid off as the government approves a new minimum wage package totaling 9,000 Mauritian rupees per month (US$257) from next year.

IndustriALL demands release of Algerian union leaders

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:04

IndustriALL Global Union is calling for the immediate release of two leaders of its Algerian trade union affiliate, SNATEGS, who were detained today 12 December.

Honduran workers demand transparent election recount

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 08:53

IndustriALL Global Union affiliates, the Federation of Miners and Metalworkers of Honduras (FETRAMIMH) and the Independent Federation of Workers of Honduras (FITH), have called for a transparent recount of votes and an end to violence following presidential elections in the country. 

Iraqi oil and gas affiliates form trade union network

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 06:55

IndustriALL Global Union’s oil and gas affiliates in Iraq have come together for the first time to establish a trade union network to better protect the rights of workers in the sector, at a meeting in Basra on 24 November.

Women workers in Zambia and Tanzania pledge to fight violence

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 04:57

“We will take the Pledge!” cheered young women workers during the Women Organizers’ exchange workshop in Kitwe, Zambia last week.

IndustriALL welcomes nine new trade unions

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 07:52

IndustriALL Global Union accepted the affiliation of nine new trade unions at the recent Executive Committee meeting held in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, in November. 

Ukrainian miners face searches and strong pressure

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 04:56

IndustriALL affiliate the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine (NGPU) reports that union members are placed under pressure and have their labour rights violated at mines owned by Evraz Sukha Balka in the Dnepropetrovsk region of Ukraine. Private security employed by the company regularly conducts searches of workers.

Ethiopia: Union recruits in industrial parks

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 06:53

IndustriALL's affiliate, Industrial Federation of Ethiopian Textile, Leather and Garment Workers Trade Unions (IFETLGWU), is on a recruitment drive. Recently it increased its membership by 13,922 workers, of whom 9,802 were women.

Global solidarity grows as Posco Assan fires 80 union members in Turkey

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 05:46

Korean metalworkers send solidarity as Posco Assan fires 80 union members at its steel plant in Kocaeli, Turkey.

Iran: workers in South Pars oil and gas fields submit petition to state broadcaster

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 04:37

More than 1,000 workers added their names to a petition to the public broadcaster, calling on the organization to send an investigative team to report on terrible working conditions and unpaid wages.

Unions at Shell to protest violations on Human Rights Day

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 07:07

IndustriALL Global Union affiliates around the world are preparing to take action on 10 December to demand that Shell respects the human rights of all Shell workers, wherever they work. 

General Electric unions develop cross-border cooperation and solidarity

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 10:24

Trade unions from Austria, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, UK and USA representing workers at General Electric met in Geneva, Switzerland on 29-30 November 2017 to discuss the development of the General Electric trade union network.

Pulp and paper workers unite in Budapest

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 02:55

Some 120 trade unionists from 24 countries gathered in Budapest, Hungary, for IndustriALL Global Union’s World Conference for the Pulp and Paper Industries, setting an action plan for the next four years. 

IndustriALL takes fight to Glencore in London

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 03:46

IndustriALL took its global campaign against Glencore to the London Mines and Money conference where it was joined by a broad coalition protesting Glencore’s abuses of workers, communities and the environment.

Henkel uses scabs in US to break workers’ strike

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 05:12

Since 16 October 2017 over 80 members of the IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) working at Henkel Aerospace Bay Point in Pittsburgh, CA have gone on strike due to their employer’s reluctance to address the issue of workers’ safety and other shop floor concerns.

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