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Explosion at Gerdau Brazil claims three lives

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 04:23

Three workers lost their lives and one was injured after an explosion at Gerdau’s plant in Ouro Branco, Brazil, on 14 November.

IndustriALL auto unions prepare for future of change

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 07:51

Some 125 trade unionists from 30 countries met in Munich, Germany for IndustriALL Global Union’s Auto World Conference this week, setting out a new action plan as the industry undergoes unprecedented change.  

COP22 Marrakesh Blog

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 07:15

IndustriALL's director for sustainability Brian Kohler blogs on day 10, 16 November, of the twenty-second Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22), in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Support the Korea general strike for workers’ rights!

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 05:31

Struggling against the government’s attacks on labour rights, unions in South Korean are holding a general strike for workers’ rights on 30 November. IndustriALL is calling for global days of action to support the unions’ fight. 

Belarusian unions oppose law calling unemployed "social parasites"

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 10:52

The government of Belarus has passed an unjust law that taxes people for unemployment and accuses them of being parasites. Two IndustriALL Global Union affiliates have joined the fight to have it repealed.

Turkey: Fired for wanting to form a union

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 09:33

Seven workers were dismissed on 13 November after trying to form a union at Günsan Elektrik, owned by Schneider Electric, in Turkey.

COP22 Marrakesh Blog

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 07:40

IndustriALL's director for sustainability Brian Kohler blogs on 15 November, day 9 of the twenty-second Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22), in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Strong collective agreement signed at Georgia metal plant

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 23:49

A new three year collective agreement has been signed at Zestafoni Ferroalloy Plant in Georgia, thanks to the efforts of an IndustriALL affiliate. The agreement contains 70 points and pays great attention to occupational health and safety, and the protection of union rights.

Global agreement with ThyssenKrupp receives award

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 10:48

The Global Framework Agreement signed in March 2015 between ThyssenKrupp, German affiliate IG Metall, the company Works Council and IndustriALL Global Union was awarded the silver medal at Germany’s “Works Council Day” on November 2016 in Bonn, Germany.

IndustriALL Women Philippines call for improved maternity protection

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 06:47

IndustriALL Women Philippines called for increased maternity protection at a press conference on 10 November. 

COP22 Marrakesh Blog – Day 8 Monday 14 November 2016

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 03:14

IndustriALL's director for sustainability Brian Kohler blogs from the twenty-second Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22), in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Carpet and power loom workers in Pakistan win significant wage increase

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 09:43

IndustriALL Pakistan affiliate representing carpet workers in Lahore and power loom workers in Gujranwala district have announced success in wage negotiations.

Brazilian metalworkers protest against Nissan

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 09:24

Unions took to the auto show in São Paulo, Brazil, omn 10 November to protest against Nissan’s anti-trade union practices and bad working conditions at their plant in Mississippi, USA.

COP22 Marrakesh Blog – Day 6 and 7, 12 and 13 November, 2016

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 09:16

IndustriALL's director for sustainability Brian Kohler blogs from the twenty-second Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22), in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Ukrainian miners end hunger strike on seventh day

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 08:46

Miners at the state-owned mine no. 10 Novovolynska in Ukraine have ended the hunger strike they started on 7 November after receiving assurances that their main demand, for unpaid wages, will be met.

Inditex supplier union network launched in Vietnam

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 08:02

IndustriALL Global Union, with the support of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, held a two-day seminar in DaNang with the base unions of Inditex suppliers in Vietnam.

Brazil: National strike defending workers’ rights

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 05:07

On 11 November, unions affiliated to the CUT and the Força Sindical, both IndustriALL affiliates, organized a national strike in defence of workers' rights

COP22 Marrakesh Blog – Day 5 Friday 11 November 2016

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 04:33

IndustriALL's director for sustainability Brian Kohler blogs from day five of the twenty-second Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22), 11 November in Marrakesh, Morocco.

IndustriALL marches with one million Koreans demanding labour rights, democracy

Sun, 11/13/2016 - 11:21

IndustriALL general secretary Valter Sanches today offered solidarity from workers around the world at a rally with 200 thousand participants organized by the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions in Seoul.

Shipbreaking workers demand reopening of Gadani shipyard with safety measures

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 10:07

The Pakistani government has closed the Gadani shipbreaking yard after the blast on 1 November. Unions are demanding that it be reopened, with appropriate safety measures, because so many livelihoods depend on it.

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