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Australian glass workers strike for a fair contract

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 10:34

 Members of IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliates Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union (AMWU) and Electrical Trades Union of Australia (ETU) as part of CEPU (Communications, Electrical, Plumbing Union) are on strike over three months at the Brisbane and Melbourne sites of the US-based glass maker Owens-Ilinois (O-I) for a fair contract.

Unions support government plan to stop gender-based violence in South Africa

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 06:40

A woman is killed every three hours in South Africa, according to police statistics. The increasing levels of gender-based violence and femicide in South Africa mean that women are living in fear, and unions are supporting a government emergency plan to stop the violence.

 

Anti-union tactics at Google contractor

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 02:25

United Steelworkers (USW) is calling on HCL Technologies to stop trying to defeat the workers’ campaign to organize and bargain collectively for better, more secure jobs at Google’s Pittsburgh offices, after the Google contract workers announced their intention to join USW in August.

Global call for climate action on 27 September

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 09:05

IndustriALL Global Union is calling on affiliates to take action on 27 September as part of the worldwide movement to combat climate change.

Karnataka garment workers demand agreed minimum wage

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 04:57

Karnataka government’s long delay in announcing minimum wages triggered massive protests on 12 September at Bengaluru. Hundreds of  thousands of workers have been waiting for the new minimum wage since February last year.

Ericsson global trade union network moves forward

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 04:00

Trade unions representing employees of Swedish multinational company, Ericsson, gathered in Kista, Sweden, on 12-13 September for the third meeting of the Ericsson Global Trade Union Network.

Peru: mining strike met with violence and arrests

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 10:34

Mine workers in Peru have suspended a week long national strike after clashes with the police and the arrest of union members.

Indian auto unions prepare for technological transformation

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 07:18

Indian and international auto union representatives gathered at Chennai for a two-day workshop on 14-15 September to take stock of the technological transformation in the sector and share trade union responses.

Nearly 50,000 UAW workers strike at General Motors in US

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 04:56

Almost 50,000 UAW members have stopped work in more than 50 General Motors plants across the US in the largest strike in the country’s auto sector in over a decade.

South African union signs wage deal

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 02:24

After months of negotiations, IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), signed a collective bargaining agreement with the Automobile Manufactures Employers Organization (AMEO) which represents automotive employers BMW, Mercedes Benz, Ford, Isuzu, Nissan, Toyota and Volkswagen.

Engineering the future: mechanical engineering unions confront challenges

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 09:05

Almost 90 delegates from 19 countries across the world met in Stuttgart, Germany, from 11 - 13 September for the mechanical engineering sector world conference.

Call for ratification of ILO C87 in Malaysia

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 07:18

Together with other unions in the country, IndustriALL’s affiliates in Malaysia are calling on the government to immediately ratify ILO convention 87 on freedom of association and the right to organize.

Workers at Riva steel on strike for four months

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 09:43

In one the other longest labour disputes in German history, 130 workers at two steel plants in southwest Germany have been on strike since 11 June.

Safety is our right, not a privilege

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 05:24

The quest for workplace safety continues in Pakistan, as unions and workers remembered the victims of the 2012 fire at Ali Enterprises in Pakistan, which killed hundreds of workers. 

French unions fight back against privatization

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 09:08

IndustriALL’s affiliates in France’s energy sector are calling for a national strike on 19 September, in a response to the government’s plans to restructure and partially privatize energy giant Electricité de France (EDF).

Kumho Tire workers in USA vote to join USW

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 04:19

Workers at Kumho Tire, in Macon, Georgia, have voted to join IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the United Steelworkers (USW), after a judge ruled the company had violated workers’ rights during an initial election two years ago. 

African countries urged to ratify ILO C176 on mine safety

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 10:18

Ratifying and implementing the International Labour Organization Convention 176 is an important step in improving mine safety and health and reducing deaths from mine accidents in Sub Saharan Africa.

Support grows as Harland and Wolff shipyard occupation reaches five weeks

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 09:31

Workers at Harland and Wolff have occupied the Belfast shipyard for the past five weeks, in a call for the yard to be saved.

Fatalities in Bangladesh shipbreaking industry unceasing

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 08:57

The dire safety record of the Bangladesh shipbreaking industry continues as two workers were killed and thirteen injured, in yet another incident at the Ziri Subedar Shipbreaking Yard at Sitakunda on 31 August.

GM workers in Brazil launch campaign to protect jobs

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 06:59

Workers at General Motors' São José dos Campos plant have launched a campaign for job security, days after the car giant fired 17 people.

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