Women workers who earn less than US$ 4.5 a day producing clothes for H&M, Gap and Adidas, have been fighting for their livelihoods for more than a month, as garment factory owner Gokaldas Exports have illegally laid off 1,200 workers at its only unionized factory.
The union at Avera garment company in Tunisia successfully went on strike on 10 July to protest the suspension of the local union leader.
Joint statement of IndustriALL Global Union and industriAll European Trade Union on Israel’s annexation of Palestinian lands
IndustriALL Global Union and industriAll European Trade Union jointly express their opposition and protest against Israel’s annexation of Palestinian lands in contradiction of the spirit and provisions of international law.
Since May, there has been more than 30 industrial accidents in India, killing at least 75 workers, injuring over a hundred. These numbers are based on reported incidents and the real number may be far higher.
IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Vietnam welcome the the Vietnamese National Assembly’s unanimous approval of ratification of ILO C105 on abolition of forced labour and commit to play a leading role in eliminating forced labour in manufacturing industries.
Four women workers have been dismissed from SF Trade in Izmir, Turkey, for organizing a union at the leather and textile company.
IndustriALL members are producing materials used in the fight against the pandemic; from sanitisers, to protective masks, medicines, and eventually a vaccine. Strong union action is protecting working conditions, and safe and healthy workplaces.
After a campaign by the Collective Union of Movement of Workers (CUMW) and IndustriALL Global Union, garment factories Youli and Shuangli have reinstated eleven pregnant women as well as the local union leader.
An accident in Hpakant, in Myanmar’s Kachin state, has claimed the lives of at least 162 mine workers, with dozens more feared dead, and injured 54.
At the end of June, Marten Verschoore defended his rights as a worker, trade unionist and member of the works council at the Hyundai research and development centre, at the regional labour court in Frankfurt, Germany.
IndustriALL Global Union affiliate in Senegal, Syndicat National des Travailleurs des Industries Chimiques et Activités Assimilées du Sénégal (SYNTICS), and the Confédération Nationale des Travailleurs du Sénégal (CNTS) to which it also belongs, are condemning the wage discrimination and corruption at pharmaceutical company Medis Dakar.
“International solidarity is a must”, is a key strategy of IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliates in the mining and diamond, ornaments, and jewelry production (DGOJP) sector to confront the Covid-19 pandemic.
When 163 workers at Nycil Nigeria reported for work on 29 June they found the gates locked. Since then the workers are picketing outside the company premises in Lagos and have been joined in solidarity by other workers in the area.
Following contracts already signed with Bridgestone, Pirelli and Prometeon, IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliate Lastik-İş (DİSK) reached a strong collective agreement with the US-based tyre company Goodyear, with matching terms and conditions, on behalf of around 2,000 members.
The global energy industry has been severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic as it has slowed down transport, trade and economy. Energy workers are bearing the brunt of the crisis, and minimizing the impacts is central for the unions.
The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a severe health and economic crisis, with rising unemployment levels around the world. Its impact on the ICT, electrical and electronics sectors was a central topic when the IndustriALL steering committee for the sector met in June.
The Arak criminal court has sentenced 42 workers from Azarab Industries to one year in prison, 74 lashes, and one month of forced labour.
Indonesian oil and gas workers are fighting precarious work through legal action and an organizing drive, amid the coronavirus outbreak and economic downturn.
African governments and unions played a leading role in the negotiations at the ILO leading up to the adoption of Convention 190 on violence and harassment in the world of work. Now, unions are campaigning for the convention to come into force and several governments are advancing the ratification process.
As series of accidents has killed and injured workers and caused irreparable damage to the environment. IndustriALL is calling on the government of India to immediately address this systemic breakdown in safety controls to avert any further potential catastrophes.