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Agreement with H&M proves instrumental in resolving conflicts

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 08:34

A global framework agreement (GFA) signed between IndustriALL Global Union and Swedish clothing company H&M has been an accelerator in reinstating sacked workers at garment factories in both Myanmar and Pakistan just a couple of months after it came into force.

IndustriALL condemns arrests of Thai union leaders

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 07:28

IndustriALL Global Union strongly condemns the Thai military government after it invoked new powers under the Public Assembly Act 2015 to arrest two union leaders in Bangkok yesterday (6 January).

Women affiliates trained in Myanmar

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 08:49

Some 68 women leaders and members of IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliates in the textile, garment and mining industries in Myanmar have been trained in team-building and leadership skills. 

Applications open for Global Labour University

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 06:54

The Global Labour University (GLU) is inviting applications for its courses as 2016 begins. 

Rio Tinto: question mark over safety record in France

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 05:09

Serious doubts have been raised over Rio Tinto’s reporting of incidents and worker injuries its Carbone Savoie site in France. 

Launch of NXP Asian trade union network!

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 09:04

Trade union leaders from NXP operations in the Philippines, Thailand, and Taiwan-ROC met on 19 December in Manila, Philippines, to launch a network of Asian unions. Many of the unions have faced disputes as a result of local NXP managements’ hostile attitude towards workers.

Precarious work abuse risks denounced at Rio Tinto

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 13:33

IndustriALL has been reaching out to investors to engage Rio Tinto in limiting precarious work and improving the working conditions of precarious workers.

For human dignity against terror

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 10:08

As 2015 is coming to an end, the IndustriALL Global Union family wows to continue building a world of human dignity, mutual respect and tolerance; a world in which terrorists can never be successful.

Global unions demand release of Chinese labour activists

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 09:09

IndustriALL Global Union and other global unions demand the Chinese government to free detained labour activists in Chinese province Guangdong, stop suppressing labour and civil society organisations, and respect the fundamental labour rights enshrined in ILO Conventions.

IndustriALL releases investor Briefing on Rio Tinto

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 05:52

In December 2015 IndustriALL produced a special edition of an Investor Briefing highlighting the excessive use of short-term contracts, health and safety and fatalities at Rio Tinto.

Iraq: building capacity for new labour law

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 04:42

After a decade-long national and international campaign, the Iraqi parliament earlier this year adopted a new labour code. Unions in the country are now building their capacity to work in accordance with the new law.

IndustriALL holds its first automotive workshops in China

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 04:21

IndustriALL Global Union held its first ever automotive workshops in China last month. The auto sector meetings took place in Shanghai and Beijing from 24 to 26 November.

AkzoNobel Latin American trade union network builds joint demands

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 07:10

The network of trade unions at Dutch chemicals and paint company AkzoNobel conducted a two-day activity on 30 November and 1 December in São Paulo, Brazil, including a social dialogue session with company management.

Ukrainian coal miners protest across the country

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 04:34

On 10 December, Human Rights Day, IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Independent Trade Union of Coal Miners of Ukraine, mobilized its members across the country to demand unpaid wages, state support for coal mining enterprises, and safe working conditions.

Thai government meets IndustriALL following complaint to ILO

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 10:29

IndustriALL Global Union general secretary, Jyrki Raina, urged the Thai government to improve workers rights and freedoms in a meeting with the Ministry of Labour in Bangkok on 14 December 2015. 

IndustriALL Global Union takes action in Cambodia

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 10:21

IndustriALL Global Union held its Executive Committee in Cambodia as a show of support of its affiliated unions in the country.

IndustriALL welcomes new Somali oil union

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 10:17

Cooperation and efforts of the Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU), IndustriALL Global Union and its Norwegian affiliate Industri Energi brought a fantastic result in Somalia. The first union uniting petroleum and gas workers saw the light during the founding national congress on 13-14 December 2015.

Trade union alliance established at Smurfit Kappa

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 09:35

Union representatives of workers at Europe’s biggest packaging company, Smurfit Kappa established a trade union alliance on 14 December.

Unite lobbies UK government to ratify Hong Kong Convention

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 09:28

Unite the Union, IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliate in the UK and Ireland, has called on the David Cameron government to “be part of an effective solution to the problem of unsafe and unsustainable shipbreaking, and urgently ratify the Hong Kong Convention”.

JYRKI RAINA: Welcome to global worker

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 06:42

In this issue of Global Worker, you will see how our affiliates are fighting to make the shipbreaking industry sustainable in South Asia, while our South African union is adapting to the new reality of the global garment sector. All of this is part of our joint worldwide struggle for a better life for our workers.

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