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Unique-Yanbal Peru dismisses 600 workers during the pandemic

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 02:41

In the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, cosmetics and jewelry producer Unique-Yanbal in Peru, has dismissed 600 workers, nearly all women.

34 Bangladeshi shipbreaking workers reinstated

Thu, 07/16/2020 - 07:48

IndustriALL affiliate BMCGTWF’s proactive intervention has ensured the reinstatement of 34 workers at the M/S Motalab Steel shipbreaking yard in Bangladesh.

Industrial tribunal deals blow to BHP

Thu, 07/16/2020 - 06:28

IndustriALL’s affiliate CFMEU Mining and Energy welcomes the decision by the Australian Fair Work Commission that BHP’s two enterprise agreements covering the mining giant’s in-house labour hire workforce cannot be approved.

Workers protest unpaid wages and retrenchments at South African gold mines

Thu, 07/16/2020 - 02:28

18 picketing workers were arrested in Orkney on 13 July for protesting non-payment of wages and retrenchments at Kopanang and Tau Lekoa gold mines, as well as West Gold Plant. They were charged for violating Covid-19 lockdown regulations and released after two days.

Global unions condemn Philippines Anti-Terrorism Act

Wed, 07/15/2020 - 07:20

Global union federations, Including IndustriALL Global Union, have unequivocally condemned the approval of Anti-Terrorism Act by the president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte on 3 July 2020.

Aerospace companies must assume responsibility in Morocco and Tunisia

Wed, 07/15/2020 - 02:13

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the aerospace industry hard, and the crisis is expected to last for three to five years. With business deteriorating, companies are announcing extensive restructuring, including laying off ten thousands workers worldwide.

Garment manufacturer in Myanmar uses Covid-19 to bust union

Tue, 07/14/2020 - 09:50

Kamcaine Manufacturing in Myanmar is using the ongoing pandemic as an excuse for union busting in its factory in Yangon, dismissing 57 workers, all members of IndustriALL affiliate IWFM.

Ukrainian coal miners win after 11-day protest

Mon, 07/13/2020 - 23:14

Since 30 June, hundreds of coal miners and their wives have been protesting in Kiev, Ukraine, demanding that coal mine operations restart and wage arrears are settled. On 12 July, protestors could finally return to their homes across Ukraine after the government guaranteed action.

Gokaldas Exports continues union busting in India

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 08:22

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.

Avera garment workers strike for suspended colleague

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 07:34

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

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 04:06

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.

India’s safety crisis: industrial accidents during Covid-19 kill at least 75

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 07:48

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.

Vietnamese unions support ratification of convention on abolition of forced labour

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 03:01

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.

Women workers dismissed from SF Trade for union organizing

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 09:42

Four women workers have been dismissed from SF Trade in Izmir, Turkey, for organizing a union at the leather and textile company.

Chemical and pharmaceutical unions confront Covid crisis together

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 09:05

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.

Pregnant women and local union leader reinstated in Cambodia

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 05:37

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.

Mine collapse kills more than 160 workers in Myanmar

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 10:06

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.

Hyundai’s union busting in Germany

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 06:56

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.

Wage discrimination and corruption at Medis Dakar in Senegal

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 04:06

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.

Mining unions in solidarity to confront COVID-19

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 10:27

“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.