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Turkish glass workers win large increase after unprecedented action

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 07:13

Glass workers at Şişecam factories in Turkey have signed a collective agreement that includes a good wage increase after staging work-ins at nine factories.

Southern African garment unions to collaborate on supply chains

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 03:38

During a meeting on supply chains in Cape Town, IndustriALL affiliates in the textile, garment, shoes and leather sectors from Lesotho, South Africa and Swaziland, agreed to campaign for better wages and working conditions, build union power, and confront aggressive employers.

Miners in Kyrgyzstan demand wage arrears

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 07:15

Some 207 workers at TK Geo Reserve, a mining and processing company in Kyrgyzstan, are demanding to be paid for four months of unpaid wages. 

US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement is bad for workers and bad for the planet

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 06:43

By Brian Kohler, sustainability director at IndustriALL Global Union

IndustriALL launches campaign as Grasberg crisis escalates

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 05:59

More than 3,000 striking workers have now been fired at PT Freeport’s Grasberg mine in Papua, Indonesia.

Miners of Kyrgyzstan demand wage arrears

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 12:38

Some 207 workers at TK Geo Reserve, a mining and processing company in Kyrgyzstan, are demanding to be paid for four months of unpaid wages.

Shipbuilding industry crisis in Brazil leaves 50,000 workers without a job

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 10:01

The political and economic crisis in Brazil is having a major impact on the shipbuilding industry. 50,000 workers have lost their jobs because of the lack of orders at many shipyards.

Bangladesh: IndustriALL calls for reinstatement of terminated Chevron workers

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 10:17

IndustriALL calls on state oil company PETROBANGLA to intervene and ensure decent working conditions at Chevron Bangladesh.

IndustriALL sets priorities for ICT, Electrical & Electronics sector

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 09:23

Some 44 participants from 12 countries took part in the the IndustriALL Global Union Steering Committee Meeting on ICT, Electrical & Electronics took place in Bogor, Indonesia from 22-23 May. 

IndustriALL expresses concern at US withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 05:12

On Thursday, June 1 2017, US President Donald Trump announced that the USA would withdraw from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

Iraqi parliament urged to reject illegitimate trade union law

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 13:03

IndustriALL Global Union is calling on the parliament of Iraq to reject a draft trade union law that has been condemned for contravening the Iraqi constitution and breaking international conventions.  

What is the International Labour Conference?

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 07:18

The 187 member states of the International Labour Organization meet every year in June at the International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. 

Kazakh trade unions at ArcelorMittal strengthen their position

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 01:58

A workshop for members of Kazakh trade unions and of German trade union IG Metall was held in the city of Temirtau under the leadership of IndustriALL Global Union. 

Turkish glassworkers fight strike ban by remaining in factories

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 09:51

Almost 6,000 workers, members of the Kristal-İş glass union, are not leaving the factories of multinational glass manufacturer Şişecam at the end of their shifts.

Freeport Indonesia’s abuses continue at smelting plant

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 09:15

A smelting plant in East Java that is heavily reliant on copper concentrate from PT Freeport Indonesia’s controversial Grasberg mine, has provoked a labour dispute of its own. 

Workers in Australia celebrate victory at Fletcher Insulation

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 02:06

Workers at Fletcher Insulation have won better terms on redundancies, use of casual labour and working hours, after a 96-day strike.

Attempts to form unions met with violence in Bangladesh

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 09:47

Workers at Azim Group’s Orchid and Savar factories in Chittagong have been subjected to violence, threats and coercion for wanting to form a union in the workplace.

BASF workers protest in India

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 06:15

Workers at BASF India’s Mangalore plant have been holding a peaceful protest since 22 May calling on the company to stop anti-union discrimination and start complying with its own code of conduct.  

Korean metalworkers demand reforms and respect of their rights

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 04:03

Three thousand members from Korean Metal Workers Union rallied on 24 May in front of the Korean National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, calling for the enactment of a Chaebol reform bill, a Special act on developing the manufacturing base”, and a Bill to ban union busting, wrapping up a series of rallies throughout the country in support for these three reforms.

Palestine and Israel: increased union cooperation and solidarity

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 10:33

An IndustriALL mission to Palestine and Israel on 15 to 18 May, aimed at showing support and solidarity with affiliates and to discuss concrete cooperation on the ground.

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