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Union communicators meet in Budapest

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 09:29

IndustriALL Global Union and industriAll Europe held a European union communicators’ forum at the headquarters of VDSZ union in Budapest, Hungary.

Grasberg: 4,220 workers fired as strike extended for third month

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 09:12

IndustriALL is planning a high level mission to Indonesia to intervene in this increasingly bitter dispute.

Aerospace unions to confront anti-union campaigns

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 06:19

The world’s most powerful aerospace unions met in Paris, France, for an IndustriALL Global Union network meeting on 19 and 20 June 2017. 

IndustriALL celebrates 5 years

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 11:08

Five years since its founding Congress in Copenhagen, IndustriALL Global Union has kept its promise to be a campaigning organization becoming a powerful force in fighting for workers’ rights and social justice worldwide. 

AKG Thermotechnik fires union leaders in Turkey

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 08:44

German radiator and cooling system manufacturer AKG Thermotechnik has dismissed union leaders from its plant in Izmir, Turkey.

Garment employer files charges against workers

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 08:31

Workers at the Azim Group’s Orchid and Savar factories in Bangladesh, were attacked at the factory gates for wanting to form a union. Now company management has filed criminal charges against 61 of its workers.

IndustriALL calls on Ukrainian government to enforce health and safety in mines

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 08:24

Miners in Ukraine continue to endanger themselves going down the pit. Four miners, members of IndustriALL affiliate the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine, were seriously injured in an explosion on 12 June. IndustriALL supports Ukrainian trade unions in their demands to improve health and safety at enterprises without delay.

Algeria: Crackdown on free unions taken to the ILO

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 08:11

Trade unionists from Algeria have been in Geneva, Switzerland, for the International Labour Conference (ILC) to appeal to the ILO to help stop the growing repression against independent unions in the country. 

Philippine pharmaceutical unions to increase cooperation

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 03:12

11 union leaders in eight pharmaceutical companies operating in the Philippines met for a one-day strategic meeting on 24 May in Manila, to exchange information and launch a discussion on future coordination through network building.

Renault blacklisted by Swedish investment bank

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 10:35

Following labour violations at the Renault Oyak plant in Bursa, Turkey, major Swedish bank SEB has blacklisted the French auto manufacturer, referring to events in February last year when local management used police to forcefully remove protestors.

Workers arrested after a protest at SiderPerú Gerdau

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 09:53

Police in Peru arrested five workers from SiderPeru Gerdau for participating in a 24-hour strike and a protest against the company’s reluctance to engage in productive collective bargaining.


Turkish glass workers win large increase after unprecedented action

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 07:13

Glass workers at Şişecam factories in Turkey have signed a collective agreement that includes a good wage increase after staging work-ins at nine factories.

Southern African garment unions to collaborate on supply chains

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 03:38

During a meeting on supply chains in Cape Town, IndustriALL affiliates in the textile, garment, shoes and leather sectors from Lesotho, South Africa and Swaziland, agreed to campaign for better wages and working conditions, build union power, and confront aggressive employers.

Miners in Kyrgyzstan demand wage arrears

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 07:15

Some 207 workers at TK Geo Reserve, a mining and processing company in Kyrgyzstan, are demanding to be paid for four months of unpaid wages. 

US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement is bad for workers and bad for the planet

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 06:43

By Brian Kohler, sustainability director at IndustriALL Global Union

IndustriALL launches campaign as Grasberg crisis escalates

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 05:59

More than 3,000 striking workers have now been fired at PT Freeport’s Grasberg mine in Papua, Indonesia.

Miners of Kyrgyzstan demand wage arrears

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 12:38

Some 207 workers at TK Geo Reserve, a mining and processing company in Kyrgyzstan, are demanding to be paid for four months of unpaid wages.

Shipbuilding industry crisis in Brazil leaves 50,000 workers without a job

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 10:01

The political and economic crisis in Brazil is having a major impact on the shipbuilding industry. 50,000 workers have lost their jobs because of the lack of orders at many shipyards.

Bangladesh: IndustriALL calls for reinstatement of terminated Chevron workers

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 10:17

IndustriALL calls on state oil company PETROBANGLA to intervene and ensure decent working conditions at Chevron Bangladesh.

IndustriALL sets priorities for ICT, Electrical & Electronics sector

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 09:23

Some 44 participants from 12 countries took part in the the IndustriALL Global Union Steering Committee Meeting on ICT, Electrical & Electronics took place in Bogor, Indonesia from 22-23 May.