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Union says corruption main cause of Zimbabwe’s power cuts

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 09:14

Power cuts of up to 18 hours are common in Zimbabwe as the country goes through another economic crisis. Corruption and looting are rife at state-owned companies like the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA), as revealed by the country’s auditor general report for 2018. 

Cement unions in India commit to improve occupational health and safety

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 04:09

Cement sector union representatives from different parts of India gathered at Chennai on 29-30 July 2019 to take stock and improve occupational health and safety (OHS) initiatives, social dialogue and union power.

Young workers discuss strategies for the future of unions in Africa

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 03:31

Young workers in Sub Saharan Africa live in a region of high unemployment, inequality, poverty, low manufacturing and declining industrialization. Further, transformation at the workplace is taking place due to Industry 4.0 automation and artificial intelligence. 

South East Asian cement workers demand an end to unfair competition

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 09:02

IndustriALL Global Union’s South East Asia affiliates call upon governments take action to stop unfair competition and protect cement workers in the region.

Moroccan unions reject strike-restricting law

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 08:55

Trade unions in Morocco have launched a campaign against a draft law that violates the constitutional right to strike in the country.

Union picket at Spanish packaging company in Turkey enters ninth week

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 06:36

A picket by IndustriALL Global Union’s Turkish affiliate, Selüloz-İş, at Spanish-owned cardboard packaging company, Saica Pack, has entered its ninth week.

Czech energy company denies rights to Georgian workers

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 05:21

Energo-Pro Georgia, a Czech-owned hydropower company, continues to refuse to address the demands of its workers by meeting with the IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Georgian Trade Union of Energy Workers.

IndustriALL calls for release of Kazakh trade union leader

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 10:33

IndustriALL Global Union is calling for the immediate release of Kazakh trade union leader, Erlan Baltabay, after he was sentenced to seven years in prison by a Kazakh court on 17 July.

Indonesian shoe and accessory workers picket for unpaid wages

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 07:09

One hundred Indonesian workers are picketing in front of PT Mikwang Prima Indo (MPI) since the abrupt shut down of the shoe and accessory factory in February.

Union condemns plans to retrench 2,000 workers at ArcelorMittal South Africa

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 09:05

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), has condemned a decision by ArcelorMittal to retrench 2,000 workers without consulting the union as required by law.

Global dialogue needed at Deere & Co and Caterpillar

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 08:52

Union leaders representing workers at worldwide operations of both Deere & Company and Caterpillar repeated their call on the multinational machinery-makers to engage in social dialogue on a global level at meetings in Detroit, USA.

Fiat Chrysler and CNHi must increase dialogue with unions

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 09:14

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and CNHi must increase consultation with trade unions as the automotive industry undergoes massive change, demanded IndustriALL Global Union affiliates at a meeting in Canada. The trade unions also called on FCA to reinstate over 100 workers at its Teksid plant in Mexico.

Textile and garment unions in South East Asia build networks

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 08:31

Trade union leaders from IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in seven countries in South East Asia resolved to build networks and increase organizing in the textile and garment sector despite threats and harassment.

Bangladesh young unionists demand greater role

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 04:40

Young trade unionists in Bangladesh called for increased participation in trade union activities and leadership positions at an IndustriALL Global Union workshop in Dhaka on 5 and 6 July 2019.

Social dialogue key to better industrial relations in Ghana

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 05:43

To get the most out of social dialogue, stakeholders must engage and one of the ways to do so is to have effective forums in which labour, employers and government effectively participate.

We don’t support low wages says Ethiopian labour minister

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 04:09

Low wages in the textile and garment sector of less than US$30 per month are being widely condemned by trade unions in Ethiopia. Now the government is also calling for minimum living wages.  

Court of appeal decision threatens right to strike in Belgium

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 09:45

An appeals court in Belgium has upheld the conviction of trade unionist Bruno Verlaeckt for his role in a demonstration in Antwerp three years ago. The ruling on 26 June 2019 effectively criminalizes the right to strike in contradiction with European and international labour law.

Victory at ExxonMobil in Australia after two-year picket

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 03:46

Oil and gas workers in Victoria, Australia, have dismantled their picket line after 742 days, following an agreement ending a long-running dispute with ExxonMobil and its maintenance subcontractor, UGL.

Bridgestone global network builds on longstanding health and safety effort

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 04:46

Leading trade unions at the largest tyre company in the world, Bridgestone of Japan, have coordinated joint action for many years, with a special focus on health and safety.

Shell unions to collaborate on organizing

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 09:33

IndustriALL Global Union affiliates from eight countries met in London on 3 and 4 July 2019 for the fifth Shell Global Union Network meeting, and committed to closer collaboration, particularly in organizing workers at the multinational energy company.

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