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COP25 blog – 4 December 2019

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 04:53

The third day of the 25th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 25) in Madrid, Spain. Brian Kohler, IndustiALL sustainability director reports.

Nuclear workers protest in Ukraine

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 04:23

Hundreds of members of the Nuclear Power and Industry Workers Union of Ukraine (Atomprofspilka) protested in Kiev on 4 December against state policy on nuclear industry and the dismissal of the head of publicly owned Energoatom that operates all nuclear power plants in Ukraine.

Workers demand job guarantees and clear strategy from thyssenkrupp

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 10:40

The German multinational corporation thyssenkrupp is in a very serious situation and 160,000 jobs all over the world are at risk. In addition, thyssenkrupp Elevator, currently top number five in the market and source of steady profit for the group, will be sold or taken to the stock market.

Action on the Philippines

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 10:02

IndustriALL and other global unions are taking action on Human Rights Day, 10 December, in support of the people of the Philippines, where trade unionists and activists are met with increasing repression and violence.

Unions in Mozambique empowering workers

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 04:02

Through a long-running project with Finnish trade unions and SASK, work continues in Mozambique to include women and youth in union structures, as well as develop a training scheme for tomorrow’s leaders.

COP25 blog – 3 December 2019

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 02:46

The second day of COP 25 in Madrid, Spain. Brian Kohler, IndustiALL sustainability director reports.

Garment workers in Ethiopia need strong unions

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 10:14

Located in the Sidama Region, Hawassa Industrial Park is the largest in Ethiopia with potential to employ over 60,000 workers, in line with government policies to create decent jobs for millions of the unemployed. The park currently employs about 25,000.

Unions in Colombia march against violence

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 04:34

IndustriALL's affiliates in Colombia participated in rallies and protests held across the country to condemn the violence and the socio-economic policies of president Iván Duque.

Swedish and Zambian unions tackle gender issues

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 03:07

To be effective against sexual harassment, unions need to identify the root causes, expressions and consequences of the violations. Unions should also continue to raise awareness on gender inequality and prevention and to follow up on sexual harassment.

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". 

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