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Workers in Kyrgyzstan left without legal protection

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 04:49

IndustriALL affiliates in Kyrgyzstan are calling on the government to restore administrative and criminal liability for violations of the country’s Labour code. A legislative reform launched on 1 January this year has led to a deterioration of labour legislation and is depriving workers of social protection.

IndustriALL calls for a strong ILO convention addressing gender-based violence

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 09:11

Violence and harassment affect the lives of millions women workers on a daily basis. Yet there is still no law at the international level that sets a baseline for taking action to eradicate violence and harassment, including gender-based violence (GBV) and harassment, at work.

Why are so many auto plants closing?

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 07:01

Auto plants provide well-paid, highly skilled and heavily unionized work, so a spate of plant closures and retrenchments in several countries is worrying for unions. While we need to fight closures plant by plant, we also need to understand the wider structural drivers.

Bangladesh Government must intervene to secure garment factory safety

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 03:02

The Bangladesh Government continues to insist that the Accord on Fire and Building Safety leaves Bangladesh by a fixed date, regardless of whether there is a competent safety authority to replace it.

US locomotive workers strike to defend CBA after merger

Sat, 03/02/2019 - 05:29

1,700 members of United Electrical (UE) in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA, are taking strike action to defend to defend their collective agreement as GE plant is sold.

600 Burkinabe mineworkers who lost jobs after mine closure demand fair compensation

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 05:17

600 workers from the former Societes Mines de Belahauro (SMB) are demanding fair compensation as required by the labour laws after the closure of Inata Mine in 2017.

Training advances collective bargaining skills in Ethiopia

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 05:06

Collective bargaining is one of the critical skills for Ethiopian trade unions in the chemical, energy, and mining sectors, and the unions are equipping shop stewards through training on what strategies to use when they engage employers.

Unions in solidarity with victims of Brumadinho dam disaster

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 11:12

Unions in Brazil carried out an "act of resistance for the victims of Vale's crime in Brumadinho". A month after the deadly dam collapse, they demanded to know the causes of the tragedy to prevent it from happening again.

Unions say no to violence against women!

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 06:48

This International Women’s Day, IndustriALL encourages affiliates to take action along with their national centres in support of an ILO convention on gender based violence in the world of work.

Radical change needed for gender equality at work

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 07:11

Despite the many strategies put in place by unions and others over the years, the slow pace of change towards gender equality in the workplace shows that progress won’t happen by doing more of the same. Trade unions, governments and employers must be prepared to enforce a radical programme of action to get results.

Bodies of Pasta de Conchos victims may be recovered

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 08:49

Thirteen years on and the bodies of those killed in the Pasta de Conchos mine disaster may finally be recovered.

Expanded maternity leave becomes law in the Philippines

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 08:33

After more than six years of intense campaigning and lobbying by IndustriALL affiliated unions, women workers’ in the Philippines will now benefit from increased paid maternity leave, as a new law comes into force.

Cement unions in India commit to strong organizing drive

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 07:23

Over 30 Indian cement sector representatives of IndustriALL affiliates across India gathered in Delhi on 21-22 February and committed to improve social dialogue, union organizing and recruiting initiatives.

Brazilian unions protest against pension reform and promise further action

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 09:44

Brazilian unions declared a national day of struggle in defence of universal, public social security, and organized a national assembly of the working class against attacks on pensions. They developed a new schedule of struggles and mobilizations throughout the country.

Glencore African union network opens dialogue with company

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 07:13

At a meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa on 7-8 February, around 20 union representatives from three African countries met Glencore’s global and country human resources managers to begin discussions on employment-related issues.

Calls for safety standards in artisanal mining as Zimbabwe’s flooded gold mines claim 28 lives

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 05:01

Eight artisanal miners were rescued last week while 28 died when Cricket and Silver Moon gold mines in Battlefields, 175km from Harare, flooded after heavy rains. More are missing and feared dead with heavy rains continuing to slow down rescue efforts.

Ukrainian miners protest underground against non-payment of wages

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 04:45

150 mineworkers at the Kurakhivska mine in the Donetsk region have started an underground protest, joining 40 colleagues who have been protesting in the 1\3 Novogrodivska mine since 18 February 2019.

Russian unions fight to save Ford plant

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 09:22

Workers fear that the Ford-Sollers plant in Vsevolozhsk, Leningrad region, Russia, will close, at a cost of more than 1,000 jobs. Their trade unions have launched a campaign against the closure of the plant and called for support from global allies.

Trade unions in Brazil campaign against pension reforms

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 05:00

On 20 February, trade unions in Brazil will hold a national day to support universal, public social security and condemn plans to destroy the country's pension system.

Workers protest as Royal Enfield transfers union members across India

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 11:12

Workers at the Royal Enfield motorcycle factory in Oragadam, Chennai, India, took part in protest action after management undermined unionization efforts by transferring union office bearers and active members across India on 12 February.

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