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Nationwide demonstrations against regressive labour law in Korea

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 08:11

Tens of thousands of workers demonstrated across South Korea on 14 November, calling on the MOON Jae-in government to withdraw a regressive labour law revision and enact the “CHUN, Tae-il Act”, as workers commemorate the 50th year since the self-immolation of Korean labour martyr CHUN, Tae-il.

Action needed on Uyghur slave labour

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 07:51

The Chinese government continues to hold members of the Uyghur minority group in forced labour camps. Goods produced by these enslaved workers – particularly cotton – are entering global supply chains.

BHP workers tell investors about their reality

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 07:39

IndustriALL Global Union and PIRC (Pensions & Investment Research Consultants Ltd.) hosted a virtual round table, bringing together BHP worker representatives with investors in the company to raise concerns over violations and mishandling of Covid-19.

Make Amazon pay

Tue, 11/17/2020 - 00:56

The pandemic has exposed how Amazon places profits ahead of workers, society, and our planet. Amazon takes too much and gives back too little. It is time to Make Amazon Pay.

Tunisia experiments with a gradual transition to more sustainable jobs and businesses

Mon, 11/16/2020 - 10:32

Until 2016, dozens of workers at the factory, located in Mahdia, central-eastern Tunisia, worked night and day on the large precision machines that now sit motionless and desperately silent. While waiting for activities to resume, Ali has been sleeping here, upstairs on a simple sofa, to make sure there aren’t burglaries. He keeps a watchful eye and a loving gaze on the company that now belongs to him and 40 or so other former employees who decided to buy their factory.

Malaysian union victorious after seven year battle over unfair dismissals

Mon, 11/16/2020 - 10:32

The National Union of Transport Equipment and Allied Industries Workers (NUTEAIW) has emerged victorious after seven years of legal battles fighting the unfair dismissal of 18 members for exercising their political rights.

Oil and gas unions must fight for a Just Recovery

Fri, 11/13/2020 - 10:12

The Covid-19 pandemic is causing a crisis in the oil and gas sector. Global lockdowns and the restriction of air travel have led to a collapse in the oil price, affecting the profitability of parts of the sector. Unions must be prepared to fight for investment in a Just Transition.

Mongolian union fights sexual harassment at work

Thu, 11/12/2020 - 11:17

IndustriALL affiliate MEGM is determined to fight sexual harassment at the workplace, calling on the Mongolian government to revise the country’s labour law to to protect women’s rights.

Uganda unions engage social partners on African industrialization strategies

Thu, 11/12/2020 - 04:33

IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda are hosting national conferences to discuss African industrialization strategies. This is part of African Industrialization Week, 17-20 November.

Tchibo and IndustriALL commit to support suppliers

Thu, 11/12/2020 - 03:57

In order to minimize the impacts of the pandemic, IndustriALL and German brand Tchibo have signed a joint declaration, reinforcing their longstanding cooperation in order to support the economic and social recovery of the global garment industry through the Covid-19 crisis.

US union calls on Safran to extend contract

Mon, 11/09/2020 - 02:46

130 Black women at Safran’s plant in Mississippi have not had a pay increase since 2018, are not entitled to sick days have had to work throughout the pandemic. Yet the French aerospace giant Safran is refusing to bargain in good faith with IndustriALL affiliate Workers United.

Building a green future with mechanical engineering

Fri, 11/06/2020 - 10:52

Over 60 participants from all continents attended the first online IndustriALL Global Union seminar on green technology in the mechanical engineering sector.

Shell workers determined to overcome Covid-19 challenges

Fri, 11/06/2020 - 08:06

At IndustriALL’s 6th Shell union network meeting, workers from over 15 countries came together virtually to discuss how trends and developments in the sector and the Covid-19 pandemic impact workers at Shell operations.

World needs UN binding treaty to end corporate impunity

Fri, 11/06/2020 - 08:03

Although recent negotiations have not brought the desired result due to obstruction by employers’ organizations and some governments, IndustriALL Global Union is committed to a UN binding instrument on business and human rights to end impunity for corporate human rights abuses.

OWTU’s restructuring plan rejected by the government

Fri, 11/06/2020 - 03:56

IndustriALL affiliate OWTU in Trinidad and Tobago is calling for a review of their proposal to restart a national oil refinery after the government rejects it in favour of private capital.

ArcelorMittal workers demand secure and safe jobs

Thu, 11/05/2020 - 08:37

Some ninety union leaders representing workers throughout the largest multinational steel and mining company, ArcelorMittal, discussed the recent developments inside the company at the virtual global union network meeting on 3-4 November 2020.

Ternium Guatemala union registers first collective agreement

Thu, 11/05/2020 - 06:34

Guatemala's Labour Ministry has registered the first collective employment agreement between Ternium International Guatemala and the union Sitraternium, bringing an eight-year dispute to an end.

Unions file constitutional challenge against Omnibus law calling it 'modern slavery'

Thu, 11/05/2020 - 01:49

Indonesian Trade Union Confederation (KSPI) and Confederation of All Indonesian Workers' Union (KSPSI AGN) have filed a legal challenge on the controversial Omnibus Law at the Constitutional Court, claiming the law violates workers’ rights.

First meeting of COATS global trade union network

Tue, 11/03/2020 - 09:34

On 28 October, unions from COATS factories met online to discuss the effect of the pandemic on the workplace. For the first time, IndustriALL and union leaders formed a COATS global trade union network.

US and Canada autoworkers welcome GM and Fiat Chrysler investments

Tue, 11/03/2020 - 08:47

As the auto industry is facing plunging sales and factory shutdowns, autoworkers and their unions welcome GM’s and Fiat Chrysler’s decisions to invest in unionized factories to manufacture electric vehicles.

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