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Dutch trade unionist wins case against Shell/NAM

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 01:43

FNV executive member Bob van Luijk has won an unfair dismissal case against Shell/NAM.

Strengthening the bargaining power of cement unions in South East Asia

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 10:57

Sixty cement union leaders and activists from Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines came together at the Citeureup (Indocement/HeidelbergCement) plant in Indonesia for an IndustriALL Global Union regional meeting on 27 and 28 February to improve the situation of workers in the cement sector.

India: trade unions call for equal pay for equal work

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 10:10

IndustriALL Global Union affiliate Working People Trade Union Congress (WPTUC) along with central trade unions in India organized a mass meeting in Chennai on 23 February to protest against precarious work and demand equal pay for equal work.

Belarusians protest tax on “social parasites”

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 01:07

Protests against an unjust law that taxes people for unemployment and accuses them of being “social parasites” were held in five cities in Belarus. 

IndustriALL Global Union Regional Conference - Report: “Towards Sustainable Industrial and Energy Policy”

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 09:48

IndustriALL Global Union Regional Conference, 24 - 25 September 2015, Windhoek, Namibia

IndustriALL Global Union Regional Conference Report: "Towards Sustainable Industrial and Energy Policy”

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 09:46

IndustriALL Global Union Regional Conference, 24-25 April 2014, Manila, Philippines

IndustriALL Global Union Regional Conference - Report: Towards Sustainable Industrial and Energy Policy

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 09:42

“Towards Sustainable Industrial and Energy Policy”, 3-4 September 2014, São Paulo, Brazil

Get ready for International Women’s Day

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 08:14

With 8 March less than two weeks away, IndustriALL Global Union affiliates are getting ready to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Garment workers in Myanmar are fighting back

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 08:05

Workers at the Hundred Tex Garment factory in Yangon, Myanmar, are demanding owed overtime payment and better working conditions after a drawn-out conflict with the Chinese management.  

Australian Workers’ Union calls for action on Chinese steel

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 02:55

IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) announced at its National Conference that it will take legal action against Chinese steel dumping.

New Labour Code will undermine workers' rights in Belarus

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 10:07

Proposed amendments to the Labour Code in Belarus will significantly weaken workers’ rights and lead to social instability in the country say trade unions. The government’s proposals could be considered by parliament as early as April 2017.

Breakthrough in Bangladesh as unionists and garment workers are freed following international pressure

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 08:15

**UPDATED** The 35 Bangladeshi unionists and garment workers arrested since December last year have all been released. This follows an international campaign led by IndustriALL Global Union and UNI Global Union against the Bangladesh government’s crackdown on the labour movement.

Pakistan: Shipbreaking accident victims receive compensation

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 07:47

After a series of protests by the National Trade Union Federation (NTUF), victims of the massive accident at Gadani shipbreaking yard received compensation on 9th February 2017.

IG Metall and Opel European Works Council meet with PSA Group

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 03:12

As discussions on a potential acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall by the PSA Group continue, IG Metall and the Opel/Vauxhall European Works Council met with representatives from the French car manufacturer on 20 February.

Union building project brings recruitment boost in India

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 10:27

Since 2014 IndustriALL affiliates in India have organized more than 63,000 new members, including a large number of precarious workers.

European Parliament votes in favour of a Just Transition fund

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 06:48

The European Parliament has voted to support a proposal to revise its Emissions Trading System Directive, which would allow for some of the funds raised by the auction or sale of emissions certificates to be used for Just Transition measures, such as labour market adjustment programmes.

1,000 miners on strike in Mexico

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 05:22

1,000 workers at the Primero Mining Corporation in Durango, Mexico, are striking after negotiations with management on a new collective agreement failed.

First regional mining workshop held in Morocco

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 07:00

The first Middle East and North Africa regional mining workshop was held on 30 November and 1 December 2016 in Casablanca, Morocco.

4,000 Korean metalworkers protest against restructuring of world’s biggest shipbuilder

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 05:19

Some 4,000 metalworkers rallied in front of the Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea on the 15 February vowing to smash plans to restructure the world’s largest shipbuilding company. 

Global protests grow over Bangladesh crackdown against trade unions

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 10:30

Protests have been taking place in over 16 cities, including Berlin, Geneva, London, Brussels, The Hague, Washington D.C., New York, Ottawa, Kathmandu, and Seoul.