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COP25 blog – 2 December 2019

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 02:59

The 25th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, otherwise known as COP25, opened today, Monday December 2 in Madrid, Spain.

Deilmann-Haniel fires workers demanding safety in Belarus

Fri, 11/29/2019 - 17:59

German shaft-sinking company, Deilmann-Haniel, has sacked workers for complaining to the Belarusian labour inspectorate about violations of the national safety norms and the absence of safety certification of their workplaces.

India ratifies Hong Kong Convention

Fri, 11/29/2019 - 08:35

The world's largest shipbreaking country, India, has ratified the Hong Kong Convention. The ratification signifies a major step forward in IndustriALL’s campaign to clean up shipbreaking, the most dangerous job in the world.

IndustriALL stands in solidarity with the people of Iran

Fri, 11/29/2019 - 08:09

The brutal suppression of protests in Iran has led to at least 250 deaths and 3,700 injuries, and at least 7,000 protesters have been arrested.

Strike in Chile calling for social change

Fri, 11/29/2019 - 07:11

In the midst of a social crisis and more than 40 days of protests, Chile held another general strike on 26 November. Protestors are calling for an increased minimum wage, better pensions and job protection, and guaranteed access to health care and education.

IndustriALL demands climate action with Just Transition

Fri, 11/29/2019 - 04:15

The 25th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, better known as COP25, will be held in Madrid Spain, December 2-13 2019.

Precarious workers occupy Honda factory in India

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 09:04

A thousand precarious workers at Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) occupied the factory in Manesar for two weeks in November to demand regular employment contracts and compensation for retrenched workers.

German auto workers demand Just Transition

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 05:20

Workers in the auto supply chain in the German state of Baden-Württemberg are demonstrating against industry plans to deal with technological change by cutting jobs and conditions.

Ethiopia: towards a common collective bargaining strategy

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 04:43

Unions meeting at a collective bargaining strategy workshop concluded that bargaining together, they could achieve better wages and working conditions.

IndustriALL renews global agreement with Siemens Gamesa

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 07:28

IndustriALL Global Union has renewed and reinforced its global framework agreement (GFA) with Siemens Gamesa, a world leader in wind turbine manufacturing.

C190 - It can change lives!

Mon, 11/25/2019 - 08:03

Today, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, IndustriALL is launching a new campaign to promote the implementation and ratification of ILO Convention 190 on violence and harassment in the world of work: "C190 - It can change lives". 

Cambodia: unions urge EU not to withdraw EBA benefit

Mon, 11/25/2019 - 04:08

IndustriALL affiliates in Cambodia are calling on the European Union (EU) not to withdraw the Everything But Arms (EBA) scheme, as a step to protect garment workers’ employment in the country.

Towards IndustriALL’s third Congress: “Amandla Awethu – United for a Just Future”

Fri, 11/22/2019 - 09:00

IndustriALL executive committee builds momentum towards its third Congress.

Thai unions call for review of labour laws

Fri, 11/22/2019 - 08:29

The suspension of US Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) for 573 types of Thai products sent a shockwave throughout Thailand, but unions say it provides the Thai government with an opportunity to overhaul labour laws and protect workers’ rights.

Our future, our union – IndustriALL Women’s Conference demands transformative agenda

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 03:20

More than 200 women from trade unions in 60 countries met in Geneva, Switzerland, on 18 and 19 November for IndustriALL Global Union’s World Women’s Conference and called for a transformative agenda to achieve gender equality in unions and at work.

IndustriALL World Women Conference - as it happened

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 03:07

This week, IndustriALL's World Women Conference brought together more than 200 women from around the world to discuss how their unions should operate to ensure women’s equal representation, participation and leadership. In addition, thousands were able to follow the conference on social media.

REPORT: The African Continental Free Trade Area – will it promote fair trade, economic development and decent work?

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 02:05

On a continent with high unemployment, where most of the working-age population of 705 million people work in the informal sector, do claims that the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement will create decent jobs stand up to scrutiny?

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.

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