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Union condemns plans to retrench 2,000 workers at ArcelorMittal South Africa

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 09:05

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), has condemned a decision by ArcelorMittal to retrench 2,000 workers without consulting the union as required by law.

Global dialogue needed at Deere & Co and Caterpillar

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 08:52

Union leaders representing workers at worldwide operations of both Deere & Company and Caterpillar repeated their call on the multinational machinery-makers to engage in social dialogue on a global level at meetings in Detroit, USA.

Fiat Chrysler and CNHi must increase dialogue with unions

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 09:14

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and CNHi must increase consultation with trade unions as the automotive industry undergoes massive change, demanded IndustriALL Global Union affiliates at a meeting in Canada. The trade unions also called on FCA to reinstate over 100 workers at its Teksid plant in Mexico.

Textile and garment unions in South East Asia build networks

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 08:31

Trade union leaders from IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in seven countries in South East Asia resolved to build networks and increase organizing in the textile and garment sector despite threats and harassment.

Bangladesh young unionists demand greater role

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 04:40

Young trade unionists in Bangladesh called for increased participation in trade union activities and leadership positions at an IndustriALL Global Union workshop in Dhaka on 5 and 6 July 2019.

Social dialogue key to better industrial relations in Ghana

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 05:43

To get the most out of social dialogue, stakeholders must engage and one of the ways to do so is to have effective forums in which labour, employers and government effectively participate.

We don’t support low wages says Ethiopian labour minister

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 04:09

Low wages in the textile and garment sector of less than US$30 per month are being widely condemned by trade unions in Ethiopia. Now the government is also calling for minimum living wages.  

Court of appeal decision threatens right to strike in Belgium

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 09:45

An appeals court in Belgium has upheld the conviction of trade unionist Bruno Verlaeckt for his role in a demonstration in Antwerp three years ago. The ruling on 26 June 2019 effectively criminalizes the right to strike in contradiction with European and international labour law.

Victory at ExxonMobil in Australia after two-year picket

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 03:46

Oil and gas workers in Victoria, Australia, have dismantled their picket line after 742 days, following an agreement ending a long-running dispute with ExxonMobil and its maintenance subcontractor, UGL.

Bridgestone global network builds on longstanding health and safety effort

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 04:46

Leading trade unions at the largest tyre company in the world, Bridgestone of Japan, have coordinated joint action for many years, with a special focus on health and safety.

Shell unions to collaborate on organizing

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 09:33

IndustriALL Global Union affiliates from eight countries met in London on 3 and 4 July 2019 for the fifth Shell Global Union Network meeting, and committed to closer collaboration, particularly in organizing workers at the multinational energy company.

IndustriALL signs quality of working life agreement with Renault

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 07:17

Groupe Renault, its Group Works Council and IndustriALL Global Union have signed a precedent-setting global agreement on quality of working life.

Myanmar unions call on brands to join ACT in fight for living wage

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 07:58

IndustriALL’s Myanmar affiliates are committed to continue the fight for a living wage through building union power and industry wide collective bargaining, and called on global brands and retailers to support the ACT initiative.

Base metals unions determined to stay united against challenges

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 08:50

Attended by around 50 union representatives from 14 countries in Sydney, Australia from 11 to 13 June 2019, IndustriALL Global Union’s base metals steering committee discussed challenges for workers in the industry and reaffirmed their commitment to international solidarity.

Australian unions committed to campaign against BHP

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 06:47

In response to BHP’s strategy to drive down wages and conditions of employment in the mining industry, IndustriALL Global Union’s Australian affiliates confirmed their full commitment and support to the campaign against the world’s largest miner.

Indonesian unions fight for health and safety at work

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 10:10

IndustriALL's Indonesian affiliates met on 1 July in Jakarta to develop action plans to improve safety and health at work. 20 unionists, from nine of 11 affiliates, discussed a union strategy to fight for Hidup Buruh (long live labour).

Calls for sustainable mining after 43 artisanal miners killed in DRC landslide

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 05:48

The death of 43 artisanal miners at a Glencore-owned Kamoto Copper Company mine in Kolwezi, Lualaba Province, highlights the vulnerable situation of artisanal miners in Sub Saharan Africa.

Mining unions work together to organize in Tanzania

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 05:42

Effective organizing in the mining sector requires convincing workers that the union can improve working conditions, negotiate collective bargaining agreements, and build strategies to counter precarious work.

Long lockout at ABI, Canada, ends in win

Thu, 07/04/2019 - 01:29

Workers at Aluminerie de Bécancour Inc. (ABI) have voted by a 79.77 per cent majority to ratify the employer’s contract offer, bringing an end to one of the longest private-sector labour disputes in Quebec history. 1,030 USW Métallos members were locked out from work at the Alcoa plant for 18 months after the company refused to negotiate.

Asia-Pacific unions urge governments to ensure trade deal meets union demands

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 05:56

Unions in Asia-Pacific have urged the region’s governments to ensure that the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement meets five key union demands.

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