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Turkey ratifies Hong Kong Convention for safe recycling of ships

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 10:28

IndustriALL Global Union welcomes Turkey’s ratification of the Hong Kong Convention for the safe and environmentally sound ship recycling, but says more countries must urgently follow suit.

Nigerian unions welcome minimum wage progress

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 05:05

A sustained campaign by unions and threat of strike action has succeeded in pushing the Nigerian National Assembly to approve a new national minimum wage of 30,000 Naira (US$83), when it appeared to be stalling.

ACT labelled "important global initiative" by UK Parliamentary report

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 09:01

A Parliamentary enquiry into UK’s fashion industry highlights ACT as a positive initiative towards living wages in the textile and garment industry.   

IndustriALL urges respect for the self-determination and sovereignty of the Venezuelan people

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 08:55

IndustriALL strongly condemns the threats, political militancy and economic intervention taking place in Venezuela and calls for stability and respect for the self-determination of the Venezuelan people.

5 reasons to join a union

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 06:55

There’s never been a more important time to join a union. As 26 billionaires own as many assets as the poorest 50 per cent of the world’s population, ordinary people are finding it harder to make ends meet. Trade unions fight for working people so they get a fairer share of profits, that in turn leads to a healthy economy and stable society. So what do they offer? 

“We want living wages and collective agreements”

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 08:37

Romanian textile unions met in Bucharest to debate the road towards an organised workforce with living wages and collective agreements, together with global brands H&M and Inditex, their key suppliers, employer associations and the government.

Union wins agreement at Saint-Gobain subsidiary

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 06:07

After a twelve-day strike, Turkish union Kristal-İş has signed a collective bargaining agreement with İzocam, which includes major benefits, extra paid leave, increased allowances and a significant wage increase.

ATG Ceylon workers protest repeated rights violations

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 09:43

ATG Ceylon workers staged a protest in front of the Prime Minister’s Office in Colombo on 30 January and handed him a memorandum seeking his immediate intervention to resolve a dispute with the British-Sri Lankan industrial glove manufacturer.

Organizing is a priority for Romanian unions

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 17:07

Under the umbrella of IndustriALL Global Union and industriAll Europe, Romanian union leaders met in Bucharest on 21 January to discuss organizing and union building strategies against a background of harsh labour laws, increased deregulation and economic and social hardships

Vale must be held accountable for Brazilian dam disaster

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 09:43

Vale must be held accountable, say global unions IndustriALL and Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) as hundreds are feared to have died as a result of a dam collapse at Brumadinho in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais on 25 January. 

Will blockchains verify virtue in the value chain?

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 05:53

The case of cobalt

Ecopetrol unfairly dismisses union leaders in Colombia

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 08:51

Colombia's state-owned oil company, Ecopetrol, has unfairly dismissed Enrique Rodríguez, Joaquín Padilla and Wilmer Hernández, leaders of Colombian oil workers’ union, USO, which is affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union. 

Canadian union blockades GM HQ to protest plant closure

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 02:41

Members of IndustriALL Global Union affiliate Unifor formed a blockade outside General Motors’ (GM) headquarters in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada on 23 January 2019 to protest the company’s plan to shut the local assembly plant.

Precedent set as Belarusian authorities register local union

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 03:09

For the first time since the submission of a complaint to the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 2000 against violations of trade union rights, Belarusian authorities have registered an independent local union.

Sistema Plastics workers win 16 per cent wage increase

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 10:19

IndustriALL Global Union congratulates its affiliate E tū members’ successful campaign in New Zealand, achieving a new collective bargaining agreement that improves the workplace.

Zimbabwe union leader arrested after general strike call

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 10:00

Japhet Moyo, secretary general of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU), was arrested at Harare airport yesterday morning and charged with subversion after a ZCTU call for a general strike against a dramatic fuel price hike.

ILO puts people first in future of work report

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 08:32

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has called for a human-centred agenda for the future of work in a landmark report launched today at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. 

Stop the war on wages and close the wealth gap

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 14:53

Multinational companies must stop the war on wages and give workers secure jobs with decent salaries, says IndustriALL Global Union as a new study from Oxfam shows that 26 billionaires own as much as the poorest 50 per cent of the world’s population. 

It’s no surprise that the Spice Girls T-shirt was made by workers on poverty wages

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 10:38

The bitter irony of a T-shirt promoting gender justice being made by women on poverty wages reflects an ongoing disconnect between campaigners in the West, and the realities of global supply chains.

IndustriALL suspends global agreement with Volkswagen

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 09:34

As the German car manufacturer consistently refuses to accord the same rights to its workers in Chattanooga, Tennessee, US, as it does in the rest of the world, IndustriALL Global Union is today suspending its long-standing global agreement with Volkswagen. 


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