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Strengthening youth participation in South East Asia

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 07:44

32 young unionists from South East Asia held their first regional youth exchange forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 22 – 23 October.

International solidarity with Turkish unions during economic crisis

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 04:59

IndustriALL Global and European trade unions conducted a joint visit to Ankara on October 25 2018, meeting Turkish affiliates to discuss the economic crisis and deliver a strong message of solidarity.

Understanding the challenge of Industry 4.0 from a labour perspective

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 06:04

70 unionists from IndustriALL affiliates and FNV Mondiaal partners in Indonesia met in Jakarta on 19 October to discuss the challenge and impact of Industry 4.0 from a labour perspective.

IndustriALL files OECD complaint against General Electric

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 02:09

As General Electric (GE) posts its 3rd Quarter results today, IndustriALL Global Union has filed an OECD complaint against the American conglomerate for its direct links to serious and ongoing abuse of workers in Algeria. 

Court rules compensation for dismissed autoworkers in Malaysia

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 08:19

The industrial court of Malaysia has ruled in October in favour of workers who will be paid MYR1.1 million (US$265,000 US) of their wages retroactively since their dismissal in August 2013. All are members of IndustriALL’s Malaysian affiliate, the National Union of Transport Equipment & Allied Industries Union (NUTEAIW).

End corporate greed and reduce precarious work, unions tell LafargeHolcim

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 08:24

Around 60 representatives of the World Union Council from 26 countries came to Houffalize, Belgium on 22 to 24 October to discuss problems faced by workers and unions at multinational cement and construction materials company, LafargeHolcim.

African unions meet in Nambia to plan for Industry 4.0 and sustainability

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 06:34

With robots on the factory floors, in automotive manufacturing plants, mining, and energy sectors, advanced technology is transforming workplaces. This means future jobs will be different, but what does this mean for trade unions? 

Tenaris TuboCaribe workers protest against rights violations

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 04:33

Workers at Tenaris TuboCaribe in Colombia are holding a series of peaceful demonstrations against the company’s violations of their fundamental rights, and its dismissal and sanctioning of union leaders.

IndustriALL investigation uncovers exploitation of Shell workers in Nigeria

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 03:38

A new report from a fact-finding mission by IndustriALL Global Union has revealed the shocking exploitation of contract workers at Shell oil and gas operations in Nigeria. 

Achieving gender equality in male dominated sectors

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 14:28

On 16-17 October, IndustriALL affiliates from across the world met in Cape Town, South Africa, to develop strategies for achieving gender equality in the mining, base metals, materials and energy sectors.

Unions stand up to BHP at AGM

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 10:20

IndustriALL Global Union and affiliates representing BHP workers in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Colombia challenged the mining giant’s unsustainable and dangerous business model, at its annual general meeting in London on 17 October. 

Pulp and Paper union FSP2KI replies with actions to unlawful dismissals in Indonesia

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 08:25

In Indonesia, starting from 8 October, workers at PT. Tanjungenim Lestari Pulp and Paper are staging a series of actions demanding the reinstatement of 12 unlawfully dismissed workers.

Smurfit Kappa workers protest against union-bashing in Colombia

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 20:11

On 8 October, IndustriALL affiliate Sintracarcol began a week of protests against Cartón de Colombia S.A., owned by multinational Smurfit Kappa, in a response to the firing of a number of workers, as well as other anti-union actions.

Pakistan: Seven workers injured in a fire at shipbreaking yard

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 03:30

The fire started on 14 October as workers were breaking the oil tanker Kriti in the plot number 10 in the Gadani shipbreaking yard located in Baluchistan Province, Pakistan. The tanker is owned by an individual Alam Khan. Initial reports suggest that seven workers were injured as result of a fire, three of them are in critical condition due to severe burns.

Strengthening young workers in Myanmar

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 03:28

Young workers and youth committee members from IndustriALL Global Union trade union affiliates in Myanmar have been trained in leadership and organizing skills at two workshops held in Sagaing and Yangon on 9-10 and 11-12 October respectively. 

Celebrating 14 weeks maternity leave

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 02:13

In Jakarta on 10 October, 450 unionists from IndustriALL’s Indonesian affiliates celebrated a successful campaign for 14 weeks maternity leave, aiming to encourage more unions and employers to include improved maternity protection in collective agreements as well as national legislation.

Coal mining unions demand Just Transition

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:44

IndustriALL Global Union’s network of coal mining unions met in Delhi, India, to escalate efforts to achieve a ‘Just Transition’ in order to defend coal miners’ interests in the face of challenges from climate change, Industry 4.0 and dangerous working conditions.

IndustriALL renews global agreement with German multinational, Rheinmetall

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 09:07

IndustriALL Global Union has renewed and strengthened its global framework agreement (GFA) with German auto supply and defense company, Rheinmetall. 

Trade union leaders beaten and arrested during Zimbabwe austerity protests

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 08:53

Police have beaten and arrested two leaders of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU), as thousands of workers took to the streets in cities across Zimbabwe on 11 October to protest against austerity measures. 

Death toll rises to 12 in Indian steel plant blast

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 10:36

A gas pipeline explosion at the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) Bhilai steel plant in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh on 9 October 2018 has killed 12 workers, while 11 others suffered severe burns. 

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