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Solidarity with striking metal workers in Italy

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 05:31

Metal workers are taking to the streets of Milan, Florence and Naples today in a general strike over the future of their industry.

If you are unhappy resign, Ethiopian workers told

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 10:07

It seems like work experience in Ethiopia’s growing textile and garment sector matters little for some employers.

Colombia: increasing violence against union leaders

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 06:14

Colombian trade union leaders Igor Díaz and Dibeth Quintana have again received death threats. Since Iván Duque became president last year, violence against union and social leaders has been on the rise.

French court orders Saint-Gobain to pay compensation to Oise workers

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 10:55

The labour court of Compiegne, France issued a verdict on 3 June ordering Saint-Gobain to compensate 130 employees of its specialized glass manufacturing and processing factory in Thourotte in the department of Oise.

Fighting poverty wages in Zimbabwe

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 09:30

With prices of basics changing every day, Zimbabwean workers are struggling to make ends meet. The recent devaluation of the national currency has further reduced buying power, and most workers are living in poverty.

Essilor unions in the Philippines pledge to build trade union network

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 08:18

Two local unions of French-based international lens makers Essilor meet to share workplace experiences and plan future cooperation within and beyond borders.

Prohibiting violence and harassment in the world of work

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 05:33

More than 800 million women have experienced some form of violence and harassment, ranging from physical assault to verbal abuse, bullying and intimidation.

Tackling mine safety in Vietnam and Mongolia

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 04:37

IndustriALL is working with unions, employers and governments in Vietnam and Mongolia to promote mine safety using ILO Convention 176 on Safety and Health in Mines.

Myanmar must reform labour laws to end union busting

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 04:57

Twenty-five unionists from the Industrial Workers Federation of Myanmar (IWFM) and the Mining Workers Federation of Myanmar (MWFM) converged in Yangon on 17-18 May 2019 for a mid-term meeting of the union building project.

Young unionists hold second international exchange in Brazil

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 11:11

Young unionists from Latin America, the Caribbean and Germany organized their second annual international exchange meeting in Brazil. They shared and debated their plans of union building, organizing and training for youth in their unions.

Historic opportunity for an ILO Convention on violence at work

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 10:54

The second and final discussion on an ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work begins next week at the International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva.

Stora Enso GFA committee plans sustainable future

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 09:58

Following the signing in January 2018 of the Global Framework Agreement (GFA) between Finnish-headquartered renewable materials multinational Stora Enso, IndustriALL, BWI and UNI global unions, the social partners held the first biannual meeting of the agreement’s Implementation and Review Committee, in Helsinki on 3 June.

Tenaris Brazil reverses dismissals after strike

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 03:50

Workers at Tenaris Confab in Brazil began strike action on 20 May after the steel-pipe producer fired 25 workers. As a result, the company reversed the dismissals a day later and agreed to negotiate with the union on the workers’ future.

IndustriALL files complaint against Tokyo 2020 Olympic partner, Mitsubishi Electric

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 03:14

IndustriALL Global Union is lodging a complaint against Mitsubishi Electric with the Organising Committee of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games to stop rights abuses at the company’s Thai operations.

South African unions optimistic after election of new government

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 04:51

It has been a busy past few weeks for South African politics following national and provincial elections, and the swearing in of Members of Parliament, the president and cabinet ministers. Unions are optimistic on prospects for job creation and a better economy.

Malaysian union signs tenth collective agreement with Denso

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 10:21

On 30 April 2019, the National Union of Transport Equipment & Allied Industries Workers (NUTEAIW) signed the tenth collective agreement with Denso Malaysia, the largest manufacturer of automobile components in Malaysia with 1,365 workers.

Unionist elected Member of Parliament in South Africa

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 04:38

It is rare for garment workers to leave their factory machines and swop work clothes for the formal dressing of a country’s parliament. This is the story of a Durban garment worker who recently got elected to South Africa’s sixth parliament.

IndustriALL’s Executive Committee advancing workers’ rights

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 09:20

Global solidarity was a central theme at IndustriALL’s Executive Committee in Brussels on 21–22 May.  As workers’ rights are under attack, trade unions organize and build union power.

Safety crisis in Bangladesh shipbreaking yards continues

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 07:12

At least eight workers have been killed, and 35 injured this year in accidents in Bangladeshi shipbreaking yards. The number of fatalities since 2017 is around 47.

US judge orders new union vote at Kumho Tire

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 09:51

In a significant victory for IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the United Steelworkers (USW), a judge has ruled that a new union vote must take place at Kumho Tire in Georgia, USA, after it found the company violated workers’ rights.

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