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White-collar world conference reveals urgent need to organize

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 10:13

IndustriALL Global Union affiliates from 18 countries around the world met in Geneva, Switzerland, for the White-Collar World Conference on 19 and 20 April. 

Unite appeals for solidarity with Fujitsu UK workers

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 09:37

IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, Unite, is appealing for solidarity action in support of Fujitsu workers in the UK, as the company plans to axe 1,800 jobs.

Iraqi union organizes Shell workers

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 09:14

IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions (IFOU) has succeeded in negotiating a union to represent 6,000 workers at a new joint venture with Shell.

MEPs demand respect for labour rights in Sri Lanka

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 08:33

A fact finding mission to Sri Lanka, including Members of the European Parliament, has concluded that workers must have the right to organize and bargain collectively if the country is to be granted preferential trading conditions by the European Union. 

Union action prevents potential repetition of Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 11:25

On the eve of the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, which killed more than a 1,000 garment workers, swift action by an IndustriALL trade union affiliate in the country has prevented a potential tragedy from taking place. 

Global support for workers at VW Chattanooga plant

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 14:28

Unions from Poland, Germany, UK, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, the U.S., and Switzerland convened in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to show solidarity for workers at the local Volkswagen plant. The German auto manufacturer is defying a court ruling and continues to deny workers their legal right to organize.

Trinidad and Tobago workers demand health and safety

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 09:27

Trade unions in Trinidad and Tobago held a demonstration to demand decent health and safety at work conditions

Two thousand miners at Southern Peru Copper on indefinite strike

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 07:15

Miners at Southern Copper Corporation in Peru are on indefinite strike in support of demands for a bigger share of profits, improvements in medical services, an end to company spying on workers and the reinstatement of dismissed workers.

South East Asia intensifies campaign to stop precarious work

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 05:05

Twenty-one representatives of IndustriALL affiliates from Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Philippines gathered in Malaysia for the Stop Precarious Work Project Coordination meeting on 3-4 April 2017. 

IndustriALL campaign against asbestos targets Rotterdam Convention

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 09:25

IndustriALL Global Union continued its campaign to end the deadly asbestos trade in a meeting with a top official from the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland on 10 April. 

Ericsson unions convene to global meeting

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 05:11

On 5-6 April, trade unions representing employees of the Swedish multinational company Ericsson gathered in Djurö, Sweden, for the second meeting of the Ericsson Global Trade Union Network.

BMW workers in the UK announce strike action over pensions threat

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 04:38

A series of eight 24 hour strikes at factories making engines and the iconic Mini and Rolls-Royce cars will start on Wednesday 19 April.

Kazakh Oil Construction Company cracks down on union activists

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 03:39

**UPDATED** On 7 April the court of Astana sentenced Nurbek Kushakbayev to two-and-a-half years in a corrective labour colony for his calls to hold a strike. This is the first time a union leader has been prosecuted through the recently adopted Criminal Code. The judge has also satisfied the OCC’s demand to collect KZT 25 million (US$80,000) from Kushakbayev for alleged harm caused to the company.

IndustriALL has joined a campaign against the criminalization of union activities in Kazakhstan.

Common strategy needed to counter attacks on mineworkers

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 03:37

Mineworkers at IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in three different continents are facing attack from multinational companies seeking to cut jobs, slash benefits and drive down wages.  

What is a Global Framework Agreement?

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 09:12

Tomorrow, IndustriALL Global Union will renew its global framework agreement with the PSA Group; the first one was signed in 2006 and has a clear commitment to international core labour standards. 

Ukraine: Explosion Killed Eight Miners

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 10:33

Miners in Ukraine continue to lose their lives at work. A recent accident at a state-owned mine in Stepnova killed eight miners belonging to IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliate Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine (NPGU).

Solidarity works - the 35 unionists and garment workers jailed in Bangladesh are released

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 10:02

Congratulations to our affiliates in Bangladesh and thanks to all unions and activists around the world for helping with this campaign.

Want to know more about what we did? Read our blog post Bangladesh: elements of a successful campaign

Bangladesh: elements of a successful campaign

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 07:50

A behind the scenes look at a successful campaign. Bringing about social change is difficult, and clicktivism - signing an online petition - is not enough. So how do you campaign and win?

Union stands for workers’ rights at Indocement/Citeureup plant

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 07:14

70 shop stewards from IndustriALL Indonesian affiliate FSP ISI at one of the biggest cement plants in the world, Citeureup, met for a training organized by IndustriALL Global Union on 1 March.

LafargeHolcim Indonesia head office employees fight for jobs

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 07:07

Almost 50 white-collar LafargeHolcim employees, members of FSP-ISI Federation, met in Jakarta today for an open discussion regarding the future of their jobs.

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