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Brazil: protests against Ford plant closure

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 03:53

Workers at the Ford Motor Company plant in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, are continuing their campaign to keep the plant open and save their jobs.

IndustriALL women in Turkey stand for equality and rights

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 08:15

Around 30 women representatives from IndustriALL Global Union’s Turkish affiliates gathered in Istanbul on 7 March 2019 to discuss further cooperation among themselves to address the need to attract women to join, participate and take leading positons in their unions.

Deal reached with Yves Rocher after 297 days of heroic resistance

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 11:20

Following almost 300 days of courageous struggle in defence of their rights and dignity, workers at Yves Rocher’s Turkish subsidiary Flormar have reached a deal with the company.

Time for real democracy in Algeria

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 10:45

Algeria must implement real democracy and stop repression of independent trade unions and civil society, says IndustriALL Global Union, as President Abdelaziz Bouteflika dropped his bid for a fifth term after weeks of demonstrations across the country.

Senegal: Unions build strength through organizing and collaboration

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 10:18

Over 30 participants at a union building workshop and women’s meeting in Dakar, 25-26 February, resolved to recruit and organize more workers, defend the rights of women workers, fight precarious work, strengthen leadership capacity, and increase union-to-union collaboration.

IndustriALL affiliates take action on International Women's Day!

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 11:52

Thousands of unionists around the world took action on 8 March, International Women's Day.

Bangladesh unions call to reinstate over 12,000 retrenched garment workers

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 01:23

In a letter to the Minister of labour and employment on 5 March, the IndustriALL Bangladesh Council (IBC) demanded immediate intervention of the government to withdraw false cases, free the imprisoned and reinstate all dismissed workers in the backdrop of mass protests for wage hike across readymade garment manufacturing units.

Workers in Kyrgyzstan left without legal protection

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 04:49

IndustriALL affiliates in Kyrgyzstan are calling on the government to restore administrative and criminal liability for violations of the country’s Labour code. A legislative reform launched on 1 January this year has led to a deterioration of labour legislation and is depriving workers of social protection.

IndustriALL calls for a strong ILO convention addressing gender-based violence

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 09:11

Violence and harassment affect the lives of millions women workers on a daily basis. Yet there is still no law at the international level that sets a baseline for taking action to eradicate violence and harassment, including gender-based violence (GBV) and harassment, at work.

Why are so many auto plants closing?

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 07:01

Auto plants provide well-paid, highly skilled and heavily unionized work, so a spate of plant closures and retrenchments in several countries is worrying for unions. While we need to fight closures plant by plant, we also need to understand the wider structural drivers.

Bangladesh Government must intervene to secure garment factory safety

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 03:02

The Bangladesh Government continues to insist that the Accord on Fire and Building Safety leaves Bangladesh by a fixed date, regardless of whether there is a competent safety authority to replace it.

US locomotive workers strike to defend CBA after merger

Sat, 03/02/2019 - 05:29

1,700 members of United Electrical (UE) in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA, are taking strike action to defend to defend their collective agreement as GE plant is sold.

600 Burkinabe mineworkers who lost jobs after mine closure demand fair compensation

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 05:17

600 workers from the former Societes Mines de Belahauro (SMB) are demanding fair compensation as required by the labour laws after the closure of Inata Mine in 2017.

Training advances collective bargaining skills in Ethiopia

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 05:06

Collective bargaining is one of the critical skills for Ethiopian trade unions in the chemical, energy, and mining sectors, and the unions are equipping shop stewards through training on what strategies to use when they engage employers.

Unions in solidarity with victims of Brumadinho dam disaster

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 11:12

Unions in Brazil carried out an "act of resistance for the victims of Vale's crime in Brumadinho". A month after the deadly dam collapse, they demanded to know the causes of the tragedy to prevent it from happening again.

Unions say no to violence against women!

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 06:48

This International Women’s Day, IndustriALL encourages affiliates to take action along with their national centres in support of an ILO convention on gender based violence in the world of work.

Radical change needed for gender equality at work

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 07:11

Despite the many strategies put in place by unions and others over the years, the slow pace of change towards gender equality in the workplace shows that progress won’t happen by doing more of the same. Trade unions, governments and employers must be prepared to enforce a radical programme of action to get results.

Bodies of Pasta de Conchos victims may be recovered

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 08:49

Thirteen years on and the bodies of those killed in the Pasta de Conchos mine disaster may finally be recovered.

Expanded maternity leave becomes law in the Philippines

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 08:33

After more than six years of intense campaigning and lobbying by IndustriALL affiliated unions, women workers’ in the Philippines will now benefit from increased paid maternity leave, as a new law comes into force.

Cement unions in India commit to strong organizing drive

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 07:23

Over 30 Indian cement sector representatives of IndustriALL affiliates across India gathered in Delhi on 21-22 February and committed to improve social dialogue, union organizing and recruiting initiatives.

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