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Indian unions call for sustainable trade and industrial policy

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 06:06

Manufacturing unions in India say the country’s trade and investment agreements have contributed to a crisis of precarious work, low wages and poor working conditions, as well as the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs.

Georgian coal miners end protest over unpaid wages

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 10:41

The situation of Tkibuli coalminers was been heard at the top national level. The prime minister of the country ordered the Minister of the Economy to visit the site and find a solution to the appalling situation of wage arrears.

Algerian unions need solidarity

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 02:56

Leaders of IndustriALL Global Union’s trade union affiliate in Algeria, SNATEG, fear they will be imprisoned any day, as the more than a hundred activists, journalists and political opponents have been detained in Algeria in recent months.

Indian coal miners strike against privatization of mines

Wed, 09/25/2019 - 08:33

Five Indian unions representing 500,000 miners at Coal India Limited (CIL) and Singareni collieries took strike action on 24 September, leading to a complete halt in coal production and dispatch.

Youth camp mobilizes young workers in the Philippines

Wed, 09/25/2019 - 04:59

Young trade unionists from IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in the Philippines participated in the first ever youth camp to look at how unions can promote the welfare and interests of young workers.

Workers at Google contractor to join union

Wed, 09/25/2019 - 04:52

IndustriALL US affiliate United Steelworkers (USW) announced yesterday that they are welcoming around 80 tech workers employed by Google contractor HCL Technologies as new members. The HCL workers voted to join the union despite of a company-led anti-union campaign.

Fresenius Global Union Alliance demands an end to workers' rights abuses

Wed, 09/25/2019 - 02:41

The Fresenius Global Union Alliance, representing more than 50 unions around the world, is standing together to expose workers’ rights abuses at the German healthcare giant. 

Unions condemn rights violations in Zimbabwe

Tue, 09/24/2019 - 05:48

Union leaders in Zimbabwe are subjected to abduction, torture and death threats, which are gross violations of workers’ and human rights, say unions.

Cambodian unions demand sectoral bargaining to achieve living wages

Mon, 09/23/2019 - 07:24

IndustriALL Global Union garment unions in Cambodia have welcomed a raise in the monthly minimum wage from US$182 to US$190 but reiterated calls for sectoral collective bargaining as a means to reach a living wage.

Protesting workers beaten and detained in Iran

Mon, 09/23/2019 - 04:36

IndustriALL Global Union is calling for the release of 28 workers detained in a brutal attack on demonstrators at the HEPCO Industrial Complex in Arak on 16 September.

Unions from five countries meet in Chile to campaign for BHP workers’ rights

Mon, 09/23/2019 - 03:27

Leaders of IndustriALL Global Union’s BHP network will gather in Santiago, Chile, on 23 - 24 September as part of a worldwide campaign to improve worker rights and to call for an end to the outsourcing of jobs at the mining giant.

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.

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