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Solidarity in the face of BHP’s race to the bottom

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 10:24

IndustriALL, together with London Mining Network, International Transport Federation, Unite the Union and others, joined forces in a joint demonstration ahead of the mining giant’s annual general meeting in London, calling on BHP to stop replacing permanent jobs with less stable, lower paid contract work.

Glencore workers call for dispute settlement protocol

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 07:25

Unions from Glencore operations in Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, USA, Peru, South Africa and Zambia came together to discuss the progress of IndustriALL’s Glencore campaign, launched in 2017. For the first time, Glencore executives attended the global union network meeting in Valledupar, Colombia, on 26 – 27 September.

New mobilizations by French unions against EDF privatization

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 10:18

IndustriALL Global Union affiliates took a second day of action today against plans by the French government to restructure and partially privatize energy giant Electricité de France (EDF).

Death toll rises as accidents continue at Bangladesh shipbreaking yards

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 09:47

Two workers died and at least three were injured in an accident at the OWW shipbreaking yard at Kumira ferry port area of Shitakund, Chattogram, on 12 October 2019, bringing to 23 the number of deaths recorded this year.

Umicore and IndustriALL renew Global Framework Agreement

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 08:24

In a signing ceremony at the ILO in Geneva today, Belgian-based multinational materials company Umicore and IndustriALL Global Union renewed their Global Framework Agreement on Sustainable Development for another four-year period.

Sub-Saharan Africa sets ambitious union agenda

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 02:55

More than 200 trade unionists from 40 countries attended the Sub Saharan Africa regional conference in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on 10-11 October to reconstitute the regional executive committee and endorse a series of action plans.

ICT, Electrical and Electronics unions prepare for sustainable future

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 20:58

More than 60 representatives of trade unions from 13 countries met in Bangkok, Thailand, this week for the IndustriALL Global Union ICT, Electrical and Electronics World Conference, setting a four-year plan of action at a time of increasing global instability.

Unions intensify campaign for African industrialization

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 09:05

More than 200 union leaders re-affirmed their determination to campaign for the industrialization of the continent at IndustriALL Global Union’s Africa Industrialization Conference on 9 October in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The event was supported by International Labour Organization (ILO) and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.

Global network of BHP workers launch campaign against outsourcing

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 09:17

Workers at BHP operations in Australia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru have planned a series of steps as part of a campaign to press the company to enter into meaningful dialogue with their unions at global level and to respect their rights.

ACT brands adopt accountability on purchasing practices

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 02:56

In September 2019, ACT adopted a joint due diligence framework for member brands, ensuring that purchasing practices facilitate the payment of a living wage. This is the first time that international brands have collectively agreed to be held accountable by a global union federation for changing their purchasing practices.

African women rise for gender equality

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 04:24

African women, rise! This was the slogan of the IndustriALL Global Union Sub Saharan Africa women's regional executive, which met on 10 October in in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The meeting brings together women union leaders from across the subcontinent.

Steelworkers’ resistance secures better contract at Dow Chemical

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 09:32

Determined resistance by members of IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, United Steelworkers (USW), pays off as the union wins annual wage increases and other improvements in a new contract with wholly-owned Dow Chemical subsidiary, Rohm and Haas Texas. 

African miners say mineral wealth must benefit continent

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 00:51

This was the message of delegates to the Sub Saharan Africa mining summit, which met on 8 October in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The meeting brought together about 150 union delegates and industry experts from across the continent.

Undoing liberalization to protect electric power workers’ rights

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 10:58

IndustriALL’s Asia Pacific electric power union network vows to increase collaboration amongst unions in the region to face the challenge of industry 4.0.

Youth in Sub Saharan Africa create regional structure

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 06:32

Young workers from IndustriALL Global Union affiliates from across the Sub Saharan Africa region met for the first time in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on 7 October. They created a structure and elected office bearers.

Unions debate on Green Technology and Industry 4.0 at SKF

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 09:48

At the meeting with SKF top management IndustriALL European and world union council discussed the Green Technology and Industry 4.0.

Making use of global agreements in the garment industry

Thu, 10/03/2019 - 03:55

Over 80 trade union leaders from Turkey, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Mauritius and Morocco met in Cesme, Turkey, to see how global framework agreements (GFA) can be better used to boost union organizing, collective bargaining agreements and social dialogue.

Victory for workers as shipyard is saved

Wed, 10/02/2019 - 09:37

After workers occupied the shipyard for nine weeks, Harland and Wolff in Belfast has been bought by a British company, saving it from closure and securing the workers’ future.

Oil and gas unions in Indonesia unite to organize

Wed, 10/02/2019 - 06:47

Some 30 representatives from oil and gas unions in Indonesia met in Jakarta on 26-27 September for an IndustriALL Global Union workshop looking at ways to organize more workers in the sector.

Indian unions call for sustainable trade and industrial policy

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 06:06

Manufacturing unions in India say the country’s trade and investment agreements have contributed to a crisis of precarious work, low wages and poor working conditions, as well as the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs.

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