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Accident in Indian shipyard expose safety crisis

Mon, 08/31/2020 - 07:41

An accident at Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) on 1 August killed ten workers and points to ananother example of a safety crisis in India.

Global day of action on 4 September to end union busting in the textile industry

Mon, 08/31/2020 - 04:05

As part of IndustriALL's global campaign to protect the rights of workers in the textile and garment sector, join our campaign to support the many workers across the sector who are standing up for their rights to form a union.

Labour movement in solidarity with people of Belarus

Fri, 08/28/2020 - 10:07

Unions worldwide are following the situation in Belarus with great concern and outrage. Together with its allies in the union movement, IndustriALL Global Union calls on all its affiliates throughout the world to take further action.

Stop union busting in your supply chain in Cambodia, Dunnes Stores told

Fri, 08/28/2020 - 09:17

The Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers Democratic Union (C.CAWDU) has called on Irish clothing retailer Dunnes Stores to stop union busting in its supply chain in Cambodia, and ensure that four dismissed union leaders are reinstated to their original positions at Greefield Industry.

Unions call on BHP to respect health and safety

Thu, 08/27/2020 - 09:04

IndustriALL’s BHP network is urging the company to respect the right to occupational health and safety at all its global during the Covid-19 crisis.

Iranian oil and gas strike solid in fourth week

Thu, 08/27/2020 - 08:10

An unprecedented mass strike in the Iranian oil and gas sector is holding firm as it enters its fourth week.

Haiti’s garment workers fighting for their livelihoods

Thu, 08/27/2020 - 08:08

Tensions are rising in Haiti’s garment industry, where IndustriALL affiliate GOSTTRA reports that workers are struggling to survive in the midst of a deepening Covid-19 crisis.

Lesotho union demands overtime payment from Gem Diamonds

Thu, 08/27/2020 - 07:26

With the diamond mines in Lesotho building a reputation for unearthing gem diamonds, unions are saying mineworkers should also benefit from the millions of dollars that the diamonds are fetching on the global market.

Unions campaign for Covid-19 awareness in Zimbabwe

Thu, 08/27/2020 - 07:10

With more Covid-19 cases being reported in the mines, Zimbabwean unions are carrying out awareness campaigns to prevent the spread of the coronavirus amongst mineworkers.

Negotiating safety and health in Asia Pacific's rubber sector

Thu, 08/27/2020 - 03:27

IndustriALL Global Union’s Asia Pacific rubber sector affiliates have constantly negotiated with employers to implement safety and health measures during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Unions urge Indonesian government not to drop labour rights

Wed, 08/26/2020 - 09:37

On 25 August, thousands of Indonesian unionists staged concurrent rallies across the country, calling on the Indonesian government to drop the manpower cluster from Omnibus bill on job creation.

G20: Global unions call for urgent and comprehensive action on jobs, recovery and resilience

Tue, 08/25/2020 - 08:44

Together with the international trade union movement, IndustriALL is calling on the G20 governments to act urgently and decisively to protect and promote employment as the world faces continuing destruction of jobs and economic activity due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sintracarbón backs strike call at Cerrejón

Mon, 08/24/2020 - 08:31

Colombian union Sintracarbón has called for a strike at the Cerrejón mine, rejecting the new shift system which would eliminate 1,200 jobs, and the loss of benefits.  It also denounces the increase in Covid-19 infections in the company.

Mistrusted by the people, Lukashenko tries to shut workers down

Thu, 08/20/2020 - 10:50

Workers and activists are always on the front line of struggles for change. Belarus is no exception: when the regime failed to fool the world with falsified election results, the population responded with huge rallies.

Lesotho garment factory fires workers for demanding payment

Thu, 08/20/2020 - 08:37

Bull Clothing, a garment factory in the Southern African country of Lesotho, fired 253 workers, accusing them of taking strike action. It then rehired them, on new contracts, at lower salaries, subject to a three-month trial period.

Indonesia garment and textile unions sign joint declaration with employers

Thu, 08/20/2020 - 08:29

A joint commitment on promoting safety and health, the welfare of workers and business sustainability was signed by four garment and textile unions and three employer associations in Indonesia on 6 August 2020 during an online meeting.

Vaccine manufacture must provide good jobs and medicine security

Thu, 08/20/2020 - 06:30

IndustriALL Global Union’s UK affiliate, Unite, is fighting to ensure that the manufacture of the Covid-19 vaccine creates sustainable, quality jobs and an adequate supply of the vaccine for all.

Multinationals must take responsibility for supply chain workers in the pandemic

Thu, 08/20/2020 - 03:58

IndustriALL General Secretary writes for SwissInfo, part of of Swiss Broadcasting Corporation SRG SSR.

Support picketing Indonesian paper workers

Thu, 08/20/2020 - 03:09

You and your union can join the global demand for 38 sacked paper workers in Indonesia to get their jobs back.

Covid-19 has made workers’ health and safety a priority in Mozambique

Tue, 08/18/2020 - 07:57

With the Covid-19 pandemic, the importance of occupational health and safety has returned to the union priority list, and the role of health and safety reps is being re-emphasized.