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Women in the textile and garment sector in Ethiopia trained in labour law

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 05:55

Women constitute more than 80 per cent of the workers in the rapidly growing textile and garment sector in Ethiopia. A good understand of labour laws is crucial to improving industrial relations.

Tenaris/Ternium: Unions escalate struggle as chairman indicted in bribery case

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 04:13

Unions from around the world developed a plan to counter Tenaris and Ternium workers’ rights violations as the billionaire chairman of both companies was indicted in a bribery case.

We are just working to die, say Shell workers in Nigeria

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 08:41

IndustriALL Global Union reveals how Shell contract workers in Nigeria are living in poverty and exposed to dangerous hazards at work in a new video released this week.

Fighting forward for a sustainable future in the shipbuilding and shipbreaking industry

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 08:41

IndustriALL Global Union shipbuilding and shipbreaking unions adopted an action plan for 2019-2022 and agreed to promote safety and sustainable industrial policy and to develop trade union networks in multinational corporations.

Samsung must engage with unions to improve safety

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 07:14

Samsung Electronics must engage with unions to make safer workplaces, says IndustriALL Global Union after the company recently agreed to pay compensation to hundreds of workers who have contracted life-threatening diseases at its factories in South Korea.

Belarusian union REP forced to replace leader Gennady Fedynich

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 10:51

On November 22, 2018, the City Court upheld the verdict of the local penal court of August 2018 ruling that Gennady Fedynich has to leave his position as chairman of IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the Belarusian Radio and Electronic Industry Workers' Union (REP).

Sanofi global union network calls to reignite genuine dialogue

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 08:44

Some 50 trade union and employee representatives from the worldwide operations of Sanofi, the French-based pharmaceutical company, met in Paris on 22 November to discuss the reorganization of the company’s global business units and labour relations developments worldwide, and strengthening the global union network.

Union activists face new repression and attacks in Kazakhstan

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 08:26

Early in November, Dmitry Seniyavskiy, a trade union leader of the local branch of the Fuel and Energy Workers' Union (FEWU) in the Karaganda Region was attacked and brutally beaten by a band of unidentified goons. FEWU leader Erlan Baltabai is under arrest on trumped-up accusations.

General strike in Tunisia against government cuts

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 08:04

On 22 November, 670,000 public sector workers of the Tunisian union federation Union Générale Tunisienne du Travail (UGTT) took part in a general strike to demand higher wages.

Cement factory death mobilizes Albanian trade unions on safety

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 07:19

Trade unions in Albania rapidly organized a health and safety seminar on 18 November following the tragic death of a cement factory worker last month and an increase in the number of victims of workplace accidents and diseases in the country.

Not in our workplace, not in our union!

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 08:54

In the last year, nearly 100 affiliated unions have taken IndustriALL’s pledge to end violence and harassment against women in the workplace.

South African mineworkers’ union launches campaign against gender-based violence

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 08:42

When launching 16 days of activism against the abuse of women and children, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) remembered Nombuso Dube, a KwaZulu Natal provincial treasurer of the union’s women structure, and her mother, Mthokozile Dube, who were shot dead in October. 

Lives at risk in ExxonMobil dispute in Australia

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 08:19

A long-running dispute with oil and gas giant ExxonMobil and its contractor UGL is putting workers’ lives at risk and having a devastating effect on communities, reveals Troy Carter from the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) in an interview with IndustriALL.

Using global framework agreements in the Myanmar garment industry

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 06:54

Forty-two trade unionists from Myanmar gathered in Yangon on 16 and 17 November for a workshop on how to effectively implement global framework agreements (GFAs) in the textile and garment industry. 

Towards sectoral bargaining in the Bulgarian textile industries

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 09:40

Strengthening social dialogue, unions and employer structures on a path towards industry-level collective bargaining and living wages in the Bulgarian garment and footwear industries, was the main message at a seminar on 14-15 November 2018 in Sofia, attended by 40 national and local-level union representatives, industry associations, major brands, key suppliers and the Deputy Minister of Economy.

Korean workers down tools in national strike for Chaebol reform

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 09:22

Members of IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the Korean Metal Workers’ Union (KMWU) joined the KCTU general strike today calling for reform to chaebols and to labour laws.

Caribbean unions continue to strengthen outreach and cooperation in the region

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 08:04

Condemnation of the attacks on trade union rights and the crisis in the oil and steel industries in the Caribbean were high on the agenda of IndustriALL Global Union’s Caribbean meeting held in Paramaribo in Suriname on 12-13 November.

South African unions call for a Just Transition to renewable energy

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 06:31

Unions reject government plans to close five coal-fired power stations and award renewable energy contracts to independent power producers (IPPs) without a Just Transition plan in place. They say this will put close to 100,000 workers out of work.

Bangladesh and India must accelerate ratification of Hong Kong Convention

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 04:19

An IndustriALL delegation has met with ministries in Bangladesh and India to accelerate the process of ratification of the Hong Kong Convention (HKC) for safe and environmentally sound recycling of ships.

IndustriALL gives evidence to UK parliamentary Select Committee

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 04:18

IndustriALL Global Union’s assistant general secretary, Jenny Holdcroft, was in London last week to give evidence on the sustainability of the fashion industry at the UK’s largest-ever audience for a parliamentary Select Committee.

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