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Cambodia: unions urge EU not to withdraw EBA benefit

Mon, 11/25/2019 - 04:08

IndustriALL affiliates in Cambodia are calling on the European Union (EU) not to withdraw the Everything But Arms (EBA) scheme, as a step to protect garment workers’ employment in the country.

Towards IndustriALL’s third Congress: “Amandla Awethu – United for a Just Future”

Fri, 11/22/2019 - 09:00

IndustriALL executive committee builds momentum towards its third Congress.

Thai unions call for review of labour laws

Fri, 11/22/2019 - 08:29

The suspension of US Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) for 573 types of Thai products sent a shockwave throughout Thailand, but unions say it provides the Thai government with an opportunity to overhaul labour laws and protect workers’ rights.

Our future, our union – IndustriALL Women’s Conference demands transformative agenda

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 03:20

More than 200 women from trade unions in 60 countries met in Geneva, Switzerland, on 18 and 19 November for IndustriALL Global Union’s World Women’s Conference and called for a transformative agenda to achieve gender equality in unions and at work.

IndustriALL World Women Conference - as it happened

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 03:07

This week, IndustriALL's World Women Conference brought together more than 200 women from around the world to discuss how their unions should operate to ensure women’s equal representation, participation and leadership. In addition, thousands were able to follow the conference on social media.

REPORT: The African Continental Free Trade Area – will it promote fair trade, economic development and decent work?

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 02:05

On a continent with high unemployment, where most of the working-age population of 705 million people work in the informal sector, do claims that the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement will create decent jobs stand up to scrutiny?

Joint action in South-East European textile industries

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 09:33

Textile, clothing, leather and footwear industries employ more than 600,000 people in eight South-East European countries, with the proximity to major European markets providing growth opportunities. But with salaries as low as €200-400 per month in some countries, union leaders are reporting that it is difficult to attract young workers.

African Continental Free Trade Area must include decent work

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 03:14

The theme for the Africa Industrialization Week 2019 is: Positioning African Industry to supply the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). And unions are calling for the agreement to include workers’ rights and decent work.

German supermarket Lidl joins ACT

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 02:00

By signing the ACT MoU with IndustriALL Global Union in November 2019, Lidl became the first German discounter to commit to ensuring living wages in its garment and footwear supply chain through freedom of association, collective bargaining and responsible purchasing practices.

Focus on industrialization in Africa

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 07:22

IndustriALL’s African affiliates are raising their voices for Africa Industrialization Week, 18-22 November, demanding industrialization for economic development and decent work.

Russian auto workers union oppose sanctions

Sun, 11/17/2019 - 23:46

IndustriALL affiliate Automobile and Farm Machinery Workers' Union of Russia (AFW) claims that US sanctions are negatively affecting the Russian automotive industry and threatens around 400,000 jobs.

Unpaid Ukrainian miners finally get their wages

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 12:07

Following a few months of determined and courageous strikes, protest actions and negotiations, on 14 November, Ukrainian miners from state-owned coal mines received their unpaid wages fully from June to September and partially for October. By the end of October, the total wage arrears to the miners of state-owned coal mines amounted UAH 1,172 million (US $47 million) and dated back to June to October.

Welcome to global worker

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 09:53

2019 is coming to an end, but IndustriALL continues to fight for an economic and social model that puts people first. Together with our affiliated unions we challenge the power of multinational companies, while globally, anti-union behaviour by governments and employers becomes more prevalent.

Unions celebrate World Day for Decent Work

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 09:24

IndustriALL Global Union affiliates around the globe took action on 7 October, the World Day for Decent Work. As well as calling for an end to precarious work, unions demanded better working conditions, maternity rights, mine safety, youth rights and climate justice.

Garment workers, suppliers and ACT brands agree on Freedom of Association Guideline

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 08:40

After eight months of negotiations, factories producing for ACT brands in Myanmar have agreed on a Myanmar Freedom of Association (FoA) Guideline with IndustriALL affiliate Industrial Workers’ Federation of Myanmar (IWFM).

Organizing white-collar workers

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 04:09

Building union power through organizing is a key priority for IndustriALL Global Union. Organizing helps to achieve our key goals, including a living wage, limits on precarious work, respect for human and trade union rights, healthier and safer workplaces, and more equitable societies.

Let's campaign for the ratification of ILO C190!

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 03:13

In June, the International Labour Conference voted overwhelmingly to adopt a new Convention and Recommendation to end violence and harassment in the world of work. The new Convention No. 190 represents an extraordinary opportunity for unions to move their fight against gender-based violence forward.

PEPMACO in the Philippines must stop union busting

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 10:30

Since January this year, workers trying to organize at PEPMACO in the Philippines, are met by union busting and violence. IndustriALL unions in the country are condemning the behaviour and calling on company management and the Philippine government to respect fundamental workers’ rights.

Mongolian union calls for implementation of ILO C176

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 09:20

The mining industry accounts for more than half of Mongolia’s gross domestic product (GDP). And yet, health and safety in country’s the mines is poor.

Workers urge HeidelbergCement to start a proper social dialogue

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 09:07

Delegates from all over the world gathered near Frankfurt, Germany on 7 and 8 November 2019 to address issues at multinational building materials group HeidelbergCement over workers’ rights, health and safety and ongoing digitalization, and to develop a workers’ response.


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