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MENA women network to campaign against violence in the workplace

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 11:15

Women trade unionists from IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in the MENA region are to launch a campaign to combat violence against women in the workplace, following an IndustriALL and FES workshop in Tunis.

IndustriALL Global Union is looking for a Director for Automotive and Rubber Industries

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 08:07

IndustriALL is looking for an experienced director to lead our work in the automotive (production, research and development, distribution and service in the automotive industry and in the supply chain) and rubber (research and production of synthetic rubber and composites and fabrication of both natural and synthetic rubber products) industries as part of our industrial team. The position is based in Geneva and involves frequent travel.

How can unions promote sustainable industrial employment in South Asia? IndustriALL affiliates are figuring it out.

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 07:49

On August 8-9, IndustriALL affiliates from Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka met in Kathmandu to discuss how to implement IndustriALL’s sustainable industrial employment agenda in their countries and to devise a regional strategy.

Indian mine unions to launch joint campaign for adoption of ILO convention 176

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 07:32

At the national mining conference on 2 – 3 August, Indian mining unions decided to intensify efforts to improve safe working conditions, protect the rights of precarious workers and called for a Just Transition when combatting climate change.

IndustriALL condemns death threats made to Colombian union leader

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 08:06

IndustriALL Global Union is outraged at the threats received by trade union leader Rodolfo Vecino Acevedo, a member of the national executive committee of the Colombian oil workers’ union, USO, an IndustriALL affiliate. 

IndustriALL denounces Pakistan suicide attack

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 04:57

IndustriALL Global Union condemns the suicide bombing carried out by the Pakistani Taliban at a hospital in Quetta on Monday, which killed 70 people and left at least 120 injured.

The Olympic Games must respect workers’ rights while celebrating the human spirit

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 10:41

By Jyrki Raina, general secretary of IndustriALL Global Union.

Pakistan: mine deaths highlight urgent need to ratify ILO C176

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 09:18

Three workers have been killed and another seriously injured in an accident at the state-owned Shahrigh coalmine in Pakistan, emphasizing the urgent need for the country to ratify the ILO Convention 176 on Safety and Health in Mines.

Unions meet with EDF management for annual GFA evaluation

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 02:56

Representatives of unions and management from the French company EDF met in Paris to revive the GFA, officially called “Worldwide Corporate Social Responsibility Agreement”.

North Sea workers strike again as support floods in from around the world

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 10:04

Unite and RMT members working on seven Shell platforms in the North Sea will take further strike action on 4 and 5 August.

Latin American chemical sector workers prioritize networks

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 08:18

The second meeting of Latin American chemical sector workers took place in Montevideo, Uruguay on 28-29 July. The meeting stressed the importance of strengthening regional networks in order to achieve change and improvements for workers in the industry.

Asian garment unions push for higher wages

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 02:41

Meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, IndustriALL Global Union affiliates from seven Asian countries discussed how to strengthen their collaboration towards achieving living wages for garment workers in the region.

Regional paper and cellulose sector aims to form federation

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 03:31

More than 30 leaders of trade unions in the Latin American paper and cellulose industry shared ideas on forming a federation that would help to build networks and strengthen the industry in the region.

Victory at last for Bata workers in Mexico

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 09:47

IndustriALL Global Union is celebrating the end of a five-year conflict as the Sandak-Bata workers’ union has finally reached an acceptable agreement with Calzado Sandak, a Mexican subsidiary of the Swiss-headquartered multinational shoe company, Bata. 

Bangladesh shipbreaking workers trained in collective bargaining and health and safety

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 06:30

Shipbreaking workers in Bangladesh have been trained in collective bargaining, social dialogue, and health and safety at IndustriALL Global Union workshops in the Bangladeshi shipbreaking city of Chittagong. 

Key collective bargaining agreement signed in Sri Lankan free trade zone

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 06:02

IndustriALL affiliate the Free Trade Zone and General Services Employees Union signed an important collective bargaining agreement with Trelleborg Wheel Systems Lanka.

IndustriALL condemns sentence of Korean union leader

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 03:16

IndustriALL Global Union strongly condemns the two-year sentence handed down to South Korean union leader Cho Sung-deok at a Seoul Central District Court on 26 July.

Workers recount impact of outsourcing in Brazil

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 09:30

An IndustriALL Global Union study of precarious workers in Brazil has highlighted the financial, psychological and physical costs of outsourcing on workers’ lives and families, in a country where outsourced workers represent 27 per cent (around 13 million) of the workforce in the formal sector.

Thailand tyre and rubber union network builds strength together

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 09:03

The Thailand national rubber unions network met on 19 and 20 July in Bangkok to exchange information on challenges in the industry and develop a collective response.

South Korea: 150,000 metal workers strike

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 07:27

The Korean Metal Workers' Union has called a general strike across the sector in support of a dispute at Hyundai.

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