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Victory for Boilermakers at Imerys Talc

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 09:26

Local D239 Boilermakers went back to work on 5 November in Three Forks, Montana, USA, with a new contract after more than a 90-day lockout by multinational Imerys Talc. 

Unions discuss Industry 4.0 and future social dialogue in Saint-Gobain

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 09:18

IndustriALL Global Union’s trade union network at Saint-Gobain meets in Paris, France on 30-31 October 2018 and promotes social dialogue in the group.

Unions demand global labour relations with HeidelbergCement

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 03:55

The global union network at HeidelbergCement held two days of intensive discussions and exchanges on 1 and 2 November in Frankfurt, Germany, about the situation in different countries where the company is present.

Safety remains elusive on second anniversary of Gadani shipbreaking accident

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 10:49

One day after the second anniversary of one of the deadliest accidents in the history of the Pakistani shipbreaking industry, there was yet another fire in the Gadani shipyard.

Irresponsible aluminium: Alcoa escalates global attack on workers

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 04:40

Alcoa has recently escalated its global attack on workers, contradicting the company’s claim that it produces aluminium responsibly.

Kenyan union takes Hela Intimates to court over workers’ rights violations

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 11:09

Pregnant workers fired for requesting maternity leave, and those joining unions facing dismissal: these workers’ and human rights violations have led to Hela Intimates being dragged to the Employment and Labour Relations Court in Nairobi.

Spanish coal unions win landmark Just Transition deal

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 10:10

After years of struggle, Spanish mining unions have won a landmark deal for a Just Transition from coal mining, with sustainable development for mining regions.

Unilever signs Memorandum of Understanding with IndustriALL and IUF

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 09:39

IndustriALL Global Union and its sister global union IUF have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Anglo-Dutch global consumer goods producer Unilever, guaranteeing trade union rights and recognizing the two global unions as “internationally representative bodies”.

Four workers killed at Neharia underground mine in India

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 09:23

Four workers were killed and one seriously injured in a mine accident on 25 October 2018 at Western Coalfields Limited’s (WCL) Neharia underground mine in the Pench region, Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh.

Ukraine: angry unpaid miners take action underground

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 15:19

The tragedy of long-standing unpaid Ukrainian takes a new wave of actions underground. Angry miners, together with their union leaders and a parliamentarian, demand to pay out all the arrears in wages to miners for the period from June to September 2018 and for some months of 2015-2017.

Strengthening youth participation in South East Asia

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 07:44

32 young unionists from South East Asia held their first regional youth exchange forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 22 – 23 October.

International solidarity with Turkish unions during economic crisis

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 04:59

IndustriALL Global and European trade unions conducted a joint visit to Ankara on October 25 2018, meeting Turkish affiliates to discuss the economic crisis and deliver a strong message of solidarity.

Understanding the challenge of Industry 4.0 from a labour perspective

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 06:04

70 unionists from IndustriALL affiliates and FNV Mondiaal partners in Indonesia met in Jakarta on 19 October to discuss the challenge and impact of Industry 4.0 from a labour perspective.

IndustriALL files OECD complaint against General Electric

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 02:09

As General Electric (GE) posts its 3rd Quarter results today, IndustriALL Global Union has filed an OECD complaint against the American conglomerate for its direct links to serious and ongoing abuse of workers in Algeria. 

Court rules compensation for dismissed autoworkers in Malaysia

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 08:19

The industrial court of Malaysia has ruled in October in favour of workers who will be paid MYR1.1 million (US$265,000 US) of their wages retroactively since their dismissal in August 2013. All are members of IndustriALL’s Malaysian affiliate, the National Union of Transport Equipment & Allied Industries Union (NUTEAIW).

End corporate greed and reduce precarious work, unions tell LafargeHolcim

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 08:24

Around 60 representatives of the World Union Council from 26 countries came to Houffalize, Belgium on 22 to 24 October to discuss problems faced by workers and unions at multinational cement and construction materials company, LafargeHolcim.

African unions meet in Nambia to plan for Industry 4.0 and sustainability

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 06:34

With robots on the factory floors, in automotive manufacturing plants, mining, and energy sectors, advanced technology is transforming workplaces. This means future jobs will be different, but what does this mean for trade unions? 

Tenaris TuboCaribe workers protest against rights violations

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 04:33

Workers at Tenaris TuboCaribe in Colombia are holding a series of peaceful demonstrations against the company’s violations of their fundamental rights, and its dismissal and sanctioning of union leaders.

IndustriALL investigation uncovers exploitation of Shell workers in Nigeria

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 03:38

A new report from a fact-finding mission by IndustriALL Global Union has revealed the shocking exploitation of contract workers at Shell oil and gas operations in Nigeria. 

Achieving gender equality in male dominated sectors

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 14:28

On 16-17 October, IndustriALL affiliates from across the world met in Cape Town, South Africa, to develop strategies for achieving gender equality in the mining, base metals, materials and energy sectors.

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