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Ukrainian miners achieve salary increases

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 07:50

Management at the Ukrainian mining company Kryvyi Rih Iron-Ore Combine (KZRK) has agreed to increase wages by 50 per cent. According to IndustriALL affiliate Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine (NPGU), 440 miners have stopped the underground protest and come back up to continue negotiations.

EU must hold Bangladesh to account over labour violations

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 04:17

Global trade unions are demanding the European Union holds Bangladesh to account over labour violations ahead of a key meeting to evaluate the Bangladesh Sustainability Compact on 18 May in Dhaka. 

Meeting calls for an end to violence against women mineworkers

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 08:53

At an IndustriALL AngloGold Ashanti Global Network meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 5 May, affiliates from Argentina, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ghana, Guinea, South Africa and Tanzania agreed to intensify their campaign against rape, murder and sexual harassment of women mine workers.

Indian unions call to strengthen international solidarity

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 05:11

The IndustriALL India Council welcomed Valter Sanches, General Secretary of IndustriALL Global Union, and called on Indian affiliate unions to intensify efforts to defend workers’ rights in supply chains and build global solidarity.

IndustriALL urges Iran to improve safety as 35 miners die

Sat, 05/06/2017 - 07:36

IndustriALL Global Union has written a letter of solidarity to the President of Iran urging the government to improve safety in Iranian mines after at least 35 miners were killed and scores injured in a coal mine explosion on 3 May.

Ukrainian miners launch underground protest

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 10:37

440 miners from the Kryvyi Rih Iron-Ore Combine (KZRK) mines in Ukraine, have started an underground protest demanding higher wage. 

Global unions advocate a strong dialogue with LafargeHolcim

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 11:26

IndustriALL Global Union and sister organization Building and Wood Workers International (BWI) attended the annual shareholders meeting of LafargeHolcim on 3 May 2017, demanding tangible progress in negotiations of the Global Framework Agreement (GFA).

IndustriALL Executive Committee – stronger together!

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 08:15

Hard-won gains by unions are under attack around the world. During two days in Geneva, IndustriALL’s Executive Committee discussed union wins and challenges ahead, as well as the importance of fighting together for more power.

IndustriALL and London Mining Network demonstrate at Anglo American AGM

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 05:53

Anglo American’s shareholders were met by demonstrations outside the venue of its annual general meeting (AGM) at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London on 24 April. 

Ongoing strike at Fletcher Insulation, Australia

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 05:39

The strike at Fletcher Insulation Australia’s Dandenong site in Victoria has now reached over 70 days, and is continuing.

Rotterdam Convention discredited as chrysotile asbestos fails to be listed

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 13:07

The Rotterdam Convention has been utterly discredited, says IndustriALL Global Union as chrysotile asbestos fails to be listed as a hazardous substance by the Convention for the sixth time.

IndustriALL brings global solidarity to Bangladesh

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 06:09

Following the success of IndustriALL’s global campaign to free the jailed unionists in Bangladesh, General Secretary of IndustriALL Global Union Valter Sanches visited Bangladesh to meet with the IndustriALL Bangladesh Council and congratulate them on negotiating an agreement with employers and the government.

IndustriALL demonstrates against asbestos on 28 April

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 04:59

On 28 April, the International Day to Commemorate Dead and Injured Workers, IndustriALL Global Union affiliate trade unions from all corners of the globe demonstrated in Geneva, Switzerland, demanding an end to the asbestos trade.

IndustriALL welcomes the creation of the Trade Union of Industry Workers of Russia

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 03:58

Three major Russian unions have merged to form the Trade Union of Industry Workers of Russia (ROSPROFPROM). The unions are Trade Union of Defense Workers of Russia, the Textile Workers' Union of Russia and IndustriALL affiliate the Engineering Workers' Union of Russia.

IndustriALL women set priorities for action

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 10:05

The IndustriALL Women’s Committee met in Geneva, Switzerland, on 26 April, setting an action plan for the immediate future. 

Ivory Coast: union condemns lay-offs at Libya Oil

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 08:14

Eight workers at Libya Oil in the Ivory Coast, have been laid off for economic reasons, something disputed by the union SYNTEPCI. The union is also rejecting the company's proposals to pay less compensation than it has done in the past.

Oil and gas union network in Middle East and North Africa grows in strength

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 11:15

The IndustriALL Global Union Middle East and North Africa Oil and Gas network meeting met in Beirut, Lebanon, on 19 and 20 April 2017, to develop strategies for building union power in the region.

Thermo Fisher workers fight for their jobs in Switzerland

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 10:49

Thermo Fisher Scientific staff at Écublens in Switzerland will maintain strike action in response to the decision by the board of the company in the US to ignore a negotiated agreement with IndustriALL Global Union Swiss affiliate UNIA.

Organizing and campaign workshop held in Philippines

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 09:44

An organizing and campaign workshop was held from 19-21 April in Manila, Philippines, to equip IndustriALL Global Union affiliates with skills and methods to pursue a coherent and structured campaign.

Rana Plaza - tragic anniversary marks need for Accord work to continue

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 23:55

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse, killing 1,138 workers and injuring thousands more. Although progress has been made, efforts to make Bangladesh’s garment industry a safe place for workers are still needed and the Bangladesh Accord must continue beyond 2018.