Following the success of IndustriALL’s global campaign to free the jailed unionists in Bangladesh, General Secretary of IndustriALL Global Union Valter Sanches visited Bangladesh to meet with the IndustriALL Bangladesh Council and congratulate them on negotiating an agreement with employers and the government.
On 28 April, the International Day to Commemorate Dead and Injured Workers, IndustriALL Global Union affiliate trade unions from all corners of the globe demonstrated in Geneva, Switzerland, demanding an end to the asbestos trade.
Three major Russian unions have merged to form the Trade Union of Industry Workers of Russia (ROSPROFPROM). The unions are Trade Union of Defense Workers of Russia, the Textile Workers' Union of Russia and IndustriALL affiliate the Engineering Workers' Union of Russia.
The IndustriALL Women’s Committee met in Geneva, Switzerland, on 26 April, setting an action plan for the immediate future.
Eight workers at Libya Oil in the Ivory Coast, have been laid off for economic reasons, something disputed by the union SYNTEPCI. The union is also rejecting the company's proposals to pay less compensation than it has done in the past.
The IndustriALL Global Union Middle East and North Africa Oil and Gas network meeting met in Beirut, Lebanon, on 19 and 20 April 2017, to develop strategies for building union power in the region.
Thermo Fisher Scientific staff at Écublens in Switzerland will maintain strike action in response to the decision by the board of the company in the US to ignore a negotiated agreement with IndustriALL Global Union Swiss affiliate UNIA.
An organizing and campaign workshop was held from 19-21 April in Manila, Philippines, to equip IndustriALL Global Union affiliates with skills and methods to pursue a coherent and structured campaign.
Today marks the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse, killing 1,138 workers and injuring thousands more. Although progress has been made, efforts to make Bangladesh’s garment industry a safe place for workers are still needed and the Bangladesh Accord must continue beyond 2018.
IndustriALL Global Union affiliates from 18 countries around the world met in Geneva, Switzerland, for the White-Collar World Conference on 19 and 20 April.
IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, Unite, is appealing for solidarity action in support of Fujitsu workers in the UK, as the company plans to axe 1,800 jobs.
IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions (IFOU) has succeeded in negotiating a union to represent 6,000 workers at a new joint venture with Shell.
A fact finding mission to Sri Lanka, including Members of the European Parliament, has concluded that workers must have the right to organize and bargain collectively if the country is to be granted preferential trading conditions by the European Union.
On the eve of the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, which killed more than a 1,000 garment workers, swift action by an IndustriALL trade union affiliate in the country has prevented a potential tragedy from taking place.
Unions from Poland, Germany, UK, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, the U.S., and Switzerland convened in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to show solidarity for workers at the local Volkswagen plant. The German auto manufacturer is defying a court ruling and continues to deny workers their legal right to organize.
Trade unions in Trinidad and Tobago held a demonstration to demand decent health and safety at work conditions
Miners at Southern Copper Corporation in Peru are on indefinite strike in support of demands for a bigger share of profits, improvements in medical services, an end to company spying on workers and the reinstatement of dismissed workers.
Twenty-one representatives of IndustriALL affiliates from Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Philippines gathered in Malaysia for the Stop Precarious Work Project Coordination meeting on 3-4 April 2017.
IndustriALL Global Union continued its campaign to end the deadly asbestos trade in a meeting with a top official from the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland on 10 April.
On 5-6 April, trade unions representing employees of the Swedish multinational company Ericsson gathered in Djurö, Sweden, for the second meeting of the Ericsson Global Trade Union Network.