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Trade unions across the globe show support for Bangladesh Accord

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 02:59

More than 200 trade union leaders from all corners of the world showed unanimous support for the Bangladesh Accord at IndustriALL Global Union’s Executive Committee meeting in Mexico on 29 and 30 November. 

Unions protest plan by Novartis to shed 2,550 jobs

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 09:20

Swiss-based pharmaceutical multinational Novartis plans to cut 2,550 jobs in Switzerland and the UK.

IndustriALL's Executive Committee calls for an end to protection contracts and stands up for union democracy

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 08:48

At its meeting in Mexico City on 29 and 30 November, IndustriALL Global Union's Executive Committee called for an end to protection contracts in Mexico, took steps to protect union democracy against the growing number of neoliberal governments around the world, and undertook to continue to combat gender-based violence.

IndustriALL makes joint declaration demanding Just Transition at COP24

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 07:07

IndustriALL Global Union and industriAll European Trade Union have issued a joint declaration demanding a Just Transition for workers as the world’s nations meet for the United Nations climate change summit in Katowice, Poland – COP 24.

Union signs recognition agreement with Walker Industries in Kenya

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 04:33

Unions are boosting their membership numbers and making the most of the growth of the manufacturing sector in Kenya. This has seen the recruitment of 725 workers at footwear manufacturer, Walker Industries.

IndustriALL COP24 Blog - Katowice, Poland

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 03:42

IndustriALL Global Union's director of sustainability, Brian Kohler, reports with a trade union perspective from the United Nations climate change conference taking place in Katowice, Poland, from 2-14 December.

South Africa: Plastics strike in sixth week

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 13:46

Over 10 000 workers in the plastics sector are on strike for the sixth week to demand better wages and working conditions, and to stop the erosion of wages and benefits.

Unions worldwide express support for Goodyear workers in Mexico

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 08:48

Representatives from Goodyear unions in Germany, Brazil, Canada, Indonesia, South Africa and the United States have shown their support for workers fired from the Goodyear plant in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, and have agreed on joint actions to ensure they are reinstated.

Yves Rocher workers stand strong after 200 days of resistance

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 04:52

As winter approaches, workers mark day 200 of their picket at the Yves Rocher-owned Flormar factory in Gebze, Turkey.

Inclusion of women the priority for IndustriALL women’s committee

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 12:23

The IndustriALL women’s committee, meeting in Mexico City on 28 November, stated its strong commitment to continue increasing women’s participation in trade unions.

Women in the textile and garment sector in Ethiopia trained in labour law

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 05:55

Women constitute more than 80 per cent of the workers in the rapidly growing textile and garment sector in Ethiopia. A good understand of labour laws is crucial to improving industrial relations.

Tenaris/Ternium: Unions escalate struggle as chairman indicted in bribery case

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 04:13

Unions from around the world developed a plan to counter Tenaris and Ternium workers’ rights violations as the billionaire chairman of both companies was indicted in a bribery case.

We are just working to die, say Shell workers in Nigeria

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 08:41

IndustriALL Global Union reveals how Shell contract workers in Nigeria are living in poverty and exposed to dangerous hazards at work in a new video released this week.

Fighting forward for a sustainable future in the shipbuilding and shipbreaking industry

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 08:41

IndustriALL Global Union shipbuilding and shipbreaking unions adopted an action plan for 2019-2022 and agreed to promote safety and sustainable industrial policy and to develop trade union networks in multinational corporations.

Samsung must engage with unions to improve safety

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 07:14

Samsung Electronics must engage with unions to make safer workplaces, says IndustriALL Global Union after the company recently agreed to pay compensation to hundreds of workers who have contracted life-threatening diseases at its factories in South Korea.

Belarusian union REP forced to replace leader Gennady Fedynich

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 10:51

On November 22, 2018, the City Court upheld the verdict of the local penal court of August 2018 ruling that Gennady Fedynich has to leave his position as chairman of IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the Belarusian Radio and Electronic Industry Workers' Union (REP).

Sanofi global union network calls to reignite genuine dialogue

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 08:44

Some 50 trade union and employee representatives from the worldwide operations of Sanofi, the French-based pharmaceutical company, met in Paris on 22 November to discuss the reorganization of the company’s global business units and labour relations developments worldwide, and strengthening the global union network.

Union activists face new repression and attacks in Kazakhstan

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 08:26

Early in November, Dmitry Seniyavskiy, a trade union leader of the local branch of the Fuel and Energy Workers' Union (FEWU) in the Karaganda Region was attacked and brutally beaten by a band of unidentified goons. FEWU leader Erlan Baltabai is under arrest on trumped-up accusations.

General strike in Tunisia against government cuts

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 08:04

On 22 November, 670,000 public sector workers of the Tunisian union federation Union Générale Tunisienne du Travail (UGTT) took part in a general strike to demand higher wages.

Cement factory death mobilizes Albanian trade unions on safety

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 07:19

Trade unions in Albania rapidly organized a health and safety seminar on 18 November following the tragic death of a cement factory worker last month and an increase in the number of victims of workplace accidents and diseases in the country.

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