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The fight against precarious work continues

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 06:50

Recent legislative and political developments around the world illustrate the continuing increase of precarious work. Trade unions are fighting back.

Fight for future jobs pays off

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 07:56

More than 250 new jobs will be created at Mercedes-Benz Untertürkheim plant, as battery production is added as new product group.

Women’s issues are union issues

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 03:57

Following debates about the urgent need to increase women’s representation in unions during the IndustriALL Women’s Committee in Geneva in April, a workshop was held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Women organizers and gender directors exchanged experiences and strategies to increase women’s representation and power in union structures.

Labour market: gender gap still widespread

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 03:42

 In a recent ILO report, World Employment Social Outlook: Trends for women 2017, 70 per cent of the women would like to perform a paid job while more than 50 per cent of them remain out of the labour market.

Ukraine - miners remain underground demanding to be paid

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 02:39

Miners from two mines owned by the state enterprise Lysychanskvugillya in the Lugansk region of Ukraine are staying underground, demanding that salaries owed are paid.

TOTAL FAIR Committee meets during the second year of GFA’s implementation

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 04:40

Members of FAIR Committee (Facilitate the Application, Involvement of all and regular measurement of the Results of the agreement) of TOTAL global framework agreement (GFA) met in Casablanca, Morocco, on 11 July to follow up the GFA signed between IndustriALL and TOTAL in January 2016.

LafargeHolcim: Final step taken towards Global Framework Agreement

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 13:12

On 12 July 2017, LafargeHolcim and global unions, IndustriALL and BWI, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Zurich, as final step towards a Global Framework Agreement (GFA). The MoU is a prelude to the GFA, reaffirming the commitment to a comprehensive agreement, to be signed later this year.

Employer refuses to pay compensation despite legal ruling

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 11:29

Despite the union winning a lawsuit against Russia’s largest car manufacturer AvtoVAZ, 1,100 workers have yet to receive their compensation for three years’ work in harmful conditions. 

Turkey: Conflict resolved at sock and underwear factory

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 07:51

IndustriALL Global Union intervening with well-known brands have successfully ended the conflict at Beks Sock and Underwear Factory, with the employer recognizing the union.

CFMEU fights back against mining giant

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 02:30

Through widespread industrial action, Australian union CFMEU is pushing back against mining giant Glencore’s increasing use of contract labour and refusal to negotiate fair enterprise agreements at multiple sites across Australia. At rallies around the country earlier this week, union members showed their resolve to fight against Glencore’s attack on working conditions, job security and local communities.

No more dirty diamonds

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 09:06

IndustriALL affiliates from Europe, Sub Saharan Africa and India have launched a Global Diamond Network to fight exploitation and improve working conditions across the global value chain.

Argentine unions protest at Atucha dismissals

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 05:13

IndustriALL Argentinian affiliates SMATA and UOM, joined a solidarity protest for 1,000 dismissed workers at the Atucha nuclear plant.

Time for a union at Nissan US plant

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 04:04

In the face of anti-union management, workers at Nissan’s plant in Canton, Mississippi, have fought for more than ten years for the right to organize. This week, workers filed for a union election, with the assistance from United Autoworkers. 

Korean unions need your support!

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 10:07

Korean unions achieved a breakthrough when President Park was ousted earlier this year, but as they continue to campaign for basic unions rights, global support is still needed.

G20 leaders can no longer ignore inequality

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 07:31

As police clashed with protestors ahead of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, which begins today, the discontent felt by many with the current model of globalization is all too clear. 

Bosnia and Herzegovina: union fights to save 1,000 jobs

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 16:19

A chemical union in Bosnia and Herzegovina is fighting to save 1,000 jobs at the GIKIL coke plant in Lukavac.

Two thousand Serbian FIAT workers take strike action

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 05:21

 Workers at the factory of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Serbian subsidiary FCA Srbija in Kragujevac are on strike over excessive workload and low wages.

Guatemala: Workers’ World Council takes fight to Ternium

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 05:14

Union leaders from around the world held a loud protest at the gates of steel producer,Ternium, in Guatemala City on 5 July to demand the company obey the law and negotiate with the union at the plant.

Trade union centres in Brazil lead protests against Temer

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 03:17

Workers in Brazil held a national day of action and strikes on 30 June to protest against reforms promoted by Michel Temer’s government. 

Young workers in Mozambique build unity

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 10:12

At a meeting organized by IndustriALL in partnership with Finnish trade union centre SASK, young workers from three IndustriALL affiliates called for more involvement in union work.