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Joint action in South-East European textile industries

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 09:33

Textile, clothing, leather and footwear industries employ more than 600,000 people in eight South-East European countries, with the proximity to major European markets providing growth opportunities. But with salaries as low as €200-400 per month in some countries, union leaders are reporting that it is difficult to attract young workers.

African Continental Free Trade Area must include decent work

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 03:14

The theme for the Africa Industrialization Week 2019 is: Positioning African Industry to supply the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). And unions are calling for the agreement to include workers’ rights and decent work.

German supermarket Lidl joins ACT

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 02:00

By signing the ACT MoU with IndustriALL Global Union in November 2019, Lidl became the first German discounter to commit to ensuring living wages in its garment and footwear supply chain through freedom of association, collective bargaining and responsible purchasing practices.

Focus on industrialization in Africa

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 07:22

IndustriALL’s African affiliates are raising their voices for Africa Industrialization Week, 18-22 November, demanding industrialization for economic development and decent work.

Russian auto workers union oppose sanctions

Sun, 11/17/2019 - 23:46

IndustriALL affiliate Automobile and Farm Machinery Workers' Union of Russia (AFW) claims that US sanctions are negatively affecting the Russian automotive industry and threatens around 400,000 jobs.

Unpaid Ukrainian miners finally get their wages

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 12:07

Following a few months of determined and courageous strikes, protest actions and negotiations, on 14 November, Ukrainian miners from state-owned coal mines received their unpaid wages fully from June to September and partially for October. By the end of October, the total wage arrears to the miners of state-owned coal mines amounted UAH 1,172 million (US $47 million) and dated back to June to October.

Garment workers, suppliers and ACT brands agree on Freedom of Association Guideline

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 08:40

After eight months of negotiations, factories producing for ACT brands in Myanmar have agreed on a Myanmar Freedom of Association (FoA) Guideline with IndustriALL affiliate Industrial Workers’ Federation of Myanmar (IWFM).

Organizing white-collar workers

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 04:09

Building union power through organizing is a key priority for IndustriALL Global Union. Organizing helps to achieve our key goals, including a living wage, limits on precarious work, respect for human and trade union rights, healthier and safer workplaces, and more equitable societies.

Let's campaign for the ratification of ILO C190!

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 03:13

In June, the International Labour Conference voted overwhelmingly to adopt a new Convention and Recommendation to end violence and harassment in the world of work. The new Convention No. 190 represents an extraordinary opportunity for unions to move their fight against gender-based violence forward.

PEPMACO in the Philippines must stop union busting

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 10:30

Since January this year, workers trying to organize at PEPMACO in the Philippines, are met by union busting and violence. IndustriALL unions in the country are condemning the behaviour and calling on company management and the Philippine government to respect fundamental workers’ rights.

Mongolian union calls for implementation of ILO C176

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 09:20

The mining industry accounts for more than half of Mongolia’s gross domestic product (GDP). And yet, health and safety in country’s the mines is poor.

Workers urge HeidelbergCement to start a proper social dialogue

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 09:07

Delegates from all over the world gathered near Frankfurt, Germany on 7 and 8 November 2019 to address issues at multinational building materials group HeidelbergCement over workers’ rights, health and safety and ongoing digitalization, and to develop a workers’ response.

Georgian thermal power plant workers gain wage increase after strike

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 08:16

After a six-day strike by workers of the Tbilisi hydroelectric power plant, the Georgian Trade Union of Energy Workers, an IndustriALL affiliate, reached an agreement with the employer to increase wages and start collective bargaining.

IndustriALL and Inditex create a global union committee

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 08:25

Renewing the global framework agreement which dates back to 2007, IndustriALL and Inditex, one of the world’s largest clothing retailers, have agreed to set up a global union committee, with the aim of sharing best practices across the industry.

IndustriALL condemns the coup in Bolivia

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 07:27

IndustriALL Global Union categorically condemns the coup that forced out Bolivia's legitimately elected president, Evo Morales, on 10 November 2019. 

IndustriALL women’s conference to debate union transformation for gender equality

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 06:54

The IndustriALL Global Union World Women’s Conference is to debate a transformative agenda for trade unions to ensure women’s equal representation, participation and leadership, and to achieve gender equality in the world of work.

Global dialogue gains traction in Berlin

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 08:46

Representatives from 16 multinational companies and 14 trade unions from across the world met in Berlin on 8 November for IndustriALL Global Union’s conference on corporate social responsibility and labour relations.

Australian union calls out BHP on contract work

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 04:54

IndustriALL affiliate CFMEU Mining and Energy, representing mine workers at BHP operations in Australia, attended the company’s annual general meeting on 6 November in Sydney, to question executives about the new labour hire subsidiary Operations Services.

Mine closure huge blow to workers

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 09:15

The decision to close an underground uranium mine in the Niger desert by 2021 would mean the loss 1,472 jobs and heavily impact communities in the nearby town of Arlit.

How IndustriALL project work helps unions in Indonesia

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 07:13

November 2019 saw two more good examples of how IndustriALL project work supports affiliates in Indonesia.

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