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Zambian union on organizing blitz for contract mineworkers

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 15:05

Mining companies in Zambia are increasingly employing workers through contractors instead of offering direct employment. Unions are recruiting and organizing to fight back this promotion of precarious work.

Zambian union on organizing blitz for contract mineworkers

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 07:00

Mining companies in Zambia are increasingly employing workers through contractors instead of offering direct employment. Unions are recruiting and organizing to fight back this promotion of precarious work.

Ethiopia: workers strike for a union in Hawassa industrial park

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 10:51

With no commitment towards addressing their grievances, thousands of textile and garment workers at Ethiopia’s biggest industrial park, Hawassa, went on strike 13-15 March demanding that the employers act on sexual harassment, improve health and safety and increase wages.

Ethiopia: workers strike for a union in Hawassa industrial park

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 06:24

With no commitment towards addressing their grievances, thousands of textile and garment workers at Ethiopia’s biggest industrial park, Hawassa, went on strike 13-15 March demanding that the employers act on sexual harassment, improve health and safety and increase wages.

Rubber workers in Turkey picket for union recognition

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 14:50

Workers at Kale Conveyor in Turkey stopped production on 6 March 2019 demanding better working conditions, union recognition and the reinstatement of two dismissed union activists.

Expanded training centre opens for shipbreaking workers in India

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 10:14

IndustriALL affiliate, the Alang Sosiya Ship Recycling General Workers’ Union (ASSRGWA) opened the second phase of its training centre and organized a training of trainers programme from 13 – 16 March 2019 with the support of IndustriALL and Dutch union, FNV.

VDSz historic Hungarian Hankook strike settled with major gains

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 09:15

The longest strike in the 116-year history of the VDSz was settled in the evening of 21 March at Hankook Tire. IndustriALL Global Union’s Hungarian affiliate VDSz negotiated a range of improvements for members after the walkout by 1,700 workers  cut the plant’s production by 75 per cent. The average financial gain achieved in the settlement is 18.5% per employee.

Africa energy network demands Just Transition

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 06:13

The Sub Sahara Africa Energy Network is demanding that governments and multinational companies must develop plans to deal with the impact of the transition to renewable energy without sacrificing jobs or creating precarious working conditions.

United call for sustainable shipbreaking in Bangladesh

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 05:41

Representatives from unions, employers and the government in Bangladesh called for sustainable shipbreaking and effective social dialogue, at a meeting organized by IndustriALL Global Union in Chattogram on 11 March 2019.

Unpaid garment workers in Indonesia target South Korea

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 10:45

More than 200 workers from a garment factory producing for global brands such as K-Mart, Target and Disney, demonstrated in front of the Indonesia Ministry of Manpower Office and the Embassy of South Korea in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 14 March, demanding six-months unpaid wages and benefits.

Towards living wages in North Macedonia

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 07:35

Organising thousands of new workers to build union power for higher wages and better coverage of branch collective agreements were debated at a seminar for national and local textile union leaders on 12-13 March in Skopje, North Macedonia.

IndustriALL National Women’s Council of South Africa is founded

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 06:54

On 14 March, women representatives from four IndustriALL affiliates formed the IndustriALL National Women’s Council of South Africa (INWC-SA). The committee immediately released a statement in support of Gugu Ncube, a young woman who has had to endure harsh treatment of both the police and her employer after putting forward accusations of sexual harassment of her boss.

Ukraine: Unions demand strong industry development strategy

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 05:36

Twelve IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Ukraine agreed on a Joint Declaration to develop an industrial policy and act in solidarity to defend and advance human and trade union rights.

Unions prepare campaign to keep Ford factories in Russia

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 04:59

Ford union representatives and their national and international colleagues spent two days debating possible ways of safeguarding jobs at the Ford Sollers joint venture in Russia, and their response to the potential closure of other Ford plants, after the company announced a review of  its strategy in the country.

South Africa: Workers striking against precarious work at Arcelor Mittal

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 10:15

A strike is on at Arcelor Mittal, South Africa, to force the company to give permanent jobs to contract workers, and to demand equal pay for work of equal value.

IndustriALL in solidarity with New Zealand victims

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 09:21

On behalf of 50 million workers around the world, IndustriALL Global Union extends its deepest condolences to the people of New Zealand following the deadly terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch.

1,700 workers strike at Hankook Tire in Hungary

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 06:40

Some 1,700 workers at Hankook Tire in Hungary have been on strike for more than a week as the South Korean-owned company refuses to negotiate over a pay increase.

Activists in Kazakhstan face continued repression

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 07:27

Workers in Zhanaozen, Kazakhstan, have been holding rallies since 22 February, demanding increased wages for low-paid categories of workers to 150 thousand tenge (US$395), jobs for the unemployed, and full freedom to exercise trade union activities. Kazakh authorities have responded by arresting 19 people.

Sanand Ford India workers protest against meager wages

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 04:21

For the past 27 days, workers at the Ford India plant in Sanand, Gujarat, have been boycotting food provided by the company in protest against management’s refusal to increase wages in collective bargaining negotiations.

Shell worker abuses in Nigeria taken to UN Human Rights Council

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 05:15

Royal Dutch Shell violations against contract workers in Nigeria came under scrutiny today at the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.

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