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Committees implementing GFA with H&M meet to strengthen industrial relations

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 09:21

The National Monitoring Committee (NMC) system is the implementation arm of the Global Framework Agreement (GFA) between H&M and IndustriALL. The Committees are set up in five countries and met on 1-2 October in Bangkok, Thailand.

IndustriALL raises steel workers’ concerns in OECD

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 02:58

Dozen union activists and leaders attended the OECD steel committee meeting on 28 and 29 September in Paris, France and made workers’ voice heard about the alarming consequences of overcapacity, restructuring and other worrisome steel market developments continously impacting workers and their families’ lives across the globe.

Joining union forces in Asia-Pacific’s textile and garment sectors

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 09:11

The fashion industry has changed rapidly; strategies of the past are no longer relevant today. During IndustriALL’s Asia-Pacific regional meeting for the Textile, Garment, Leather and Shoe sectors in Bangkok, 80 participants discussed common goals and strengthening unions through unity.

Trade unions escalate global struggle against Shell

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 09:18

IndustriALL Global Union affiliates meeting in the Netherlands this week committed to launching a campaign against oil and gas giant Shell. 

North America Cement Network meets in Canada for the first time

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 03:59

Representatives from US and Canadian cement unions met on 26 September 2017 in Toronto, Canada with IndustriALL Global Union, in order to deepen their cooperation in the cement sector in North America.

The hidden crisis of workplace violence against women

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 08:53

Violence against women at work is real; it happens every day, in every corner of the world. It takes shape in many ways – from verbal and physical abuse to sexual assault and even murder. 

What is precarious work?

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 05:04

Bosses all over the world are using precarious work to undermine workers' conditions and rights.

Zero-hours, outsourcing, contracting, casual, agency, short term, indirect, temporary, self-employed: its all part of the same attack on decent work.

If we stand together, we can push back, defend quality jobs and #STOPrecariousWork!

Unions are taking action on 7 October. Join us!

South Africa: Thousands of workers support national strike

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 04:43

Thousands of workers took to the streets and marched in 13 towns across South Africa in support of a national strike against state capture and corruption on 27 September. The strike, which was a protected strike in terms of the law, was called by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU). IndustriALL affiliates the Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers Union, National Union of Mineworkers, and the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union took part in the strike.

Base metal unions pledge to fight for workers’ rights and dignity

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 04:00

Sixty trade union activists representing workers of base metals sector from twenty countries gathered at the IndustriALL Base Metals Steering Committee meeting in Paris, France on 26-27 September 2017.

Campaign to end violence against women progresses in MENA region

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 08:36

IndustriALL Global Union affiliates have been taking an active role in helping to push through new laws improving women’s rights in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region. 

Southern Africa: Building a network of young workers

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 07:50

Young workers from 11 IndustriALL affiliates representing the construction, chemical, garment and textile, energy, metal and mining sectors in Southern Africa, from Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland met in Gaborone, Botswana, from 20-21 September, to discuss how they can network and develop joint actions on common struggles. The workshop explored ways to increase the participation of the youth in unions.

Unconditional solidarity from the Mexican public guides rescue efforts after earthquake

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 18:56

IndustriALL affiliates in Mexico, together with other partners, are helping to remove rubble, free survivors, restore basic services, provide accommodation, food and moral support and carry out other work that is needed to facilitate the search for victims, days after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico. 

Indian automotive unions to strengthen social dialogue and union power

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 10:44

Indian automotive unions met in Chennai on 21 – 23 September to discuss social dialogue, precarious work, building union network and improving health and safety.

SKF European Works Council and World Union Committee grow and get stronger

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 08:43

More than 40 trade union delegates from all regions where SKF operates met from 18 to 21 September 2017 in Gothenburg, Sweden, the home city and the headquarters of the global leader in bearings solutions including bearings, dealings and components. The World Union Committee now represents SKF employees from twenty countries.

Wage Strategies in a Global Economy: free online course

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 09:06

The Global Labour University – a partnership between the ILO, prominent universities in five countries, national and global trade unions and foundations  – is offering a free online course designed to develop the bargain strategies of trade union activists.

South Africa: Unions prepare for national strike against corruption and retrenchments

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 03:30

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) has called for a national strike on 27 September to protest “state capture”, corruption and retrenchments.

India: Two workers killed in Ambuja cement plant in Chattisgarh

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 08:19

On 17 September 2017 two contract workers were killed in a horrific accident at the Ambuja cement plant of the LafargeHolcim group at Bhatapara in the state of Chhattisgarh, India.

Rubber workers celebrate global unity

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 06:22

Kick-starting a new four-year period, leading trade unions in the rubber sector held a world conference this week and resolved to take joint and coordinated actions to tackle common challenges in the sector.

Kazakh trade unions sue ArcelorMittal for not respecting collective agreement

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 02:08

The Metallurgical Workers' Union Zhaktau and Miners’ Union Korgau at ArcelorMittal Temirtau in Kazakhstan initiated a lawsuit against the company for failure to conclude a new collective agreement and for not respecting social benefits and guarantees of employees.

Unions around the world launch campaign against Glencore for violations of workers’ rights

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:09

At a press conference in Bogotá́, Colombia, today, IndustriALL Global Union and its affiliates launched a world-wide campaign against Glencore’s violations of labour rights. 

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