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Engineering the future: mechanical engineering unions confront challenges

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 09:05

Almost 90 delegates from 19 countries across the world met in Stuttgart, Germany, from 11 - 13 September for the mechanical engineering sector world conference.

Call for ratification of ILO C87 in Malaysia

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 07:18

Together with other unions in the country, IndustriALL’s affiliates in Malaysia are calling on the government to immediately ratify ILO convention 87 on freedom of association and the right to organize.

Workers at Riva steel on strike for four months

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 09:43

In one the other longest labour disputes in German history, 130 workers at two steel plants in southwest Germany have been on strike since 11 June.

Safety is our right, not a privilege

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 05:24

The quest for workplace safety continues in Pakistan, as unions and workers remembered the victims of the 2012 fire at Ali Enterprises in Pakistan, which killed hundreds of workers. 

French unions fight back against privatization

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 09:08

IndustriALL’s affiliates in France’s energy sector are calling for a national strike on 19 September, in a response to the government’s plans to restructure and partially privatize energy giant Electricité de France (EDF).

Kumho Tire workers in USA vote to join USW

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 04:19

Workers at Kumho Tire, in Macon, Georgia, have voted to join IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the United Steelworkers (USW), after a judge ruled the company had violated workers’ rights during an initial election two years ago. 

African countries urged to ratify ILO C176 on mine safety

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 10:18

Ratifying and implementing the International Labour Organization Convention 176 is an important step in improving mine safety and health and reducing deaths from mine accidents in Sub Saharan Africa.

Support grows as Harland and Wolff shipyard occupation reaches five weeks

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 09:31

Workers at Harland and Wolff have occupied the Belfast shipyard for the past five weeks, in a call for the yard to be saved.

Fatalities in Bangladesh shipbreaking industry unceasing

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 08:57

The dire safety record of the Bangladesh shipbreaking industry continues as two workers were killed and thirteen injured, in yet another incident at the Ziri Subedar Shipbreaking Yard at Sitakunda on 31 August.

GM workers in Brazil launch campaign to protect jobs

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 06:59

Workers at General Motors' São José dos Campos plant have launched a campaign for job security, days after the car giant fired 17 people.

Moving towards sustainable shipbreaking in South Asia

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 02:42

IndustriALL Global Union affiliates representing shipbreaking workers in South Asia met in Kathmandu, Nepal, at the end of August to improve safety and strengthen unions as yet more lives are lost in one of the world’s deadliest jobs.

Next steps for the Accord

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 00:01

Representatives from the Steering Committee of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh and the Bangladesh garment employers’ association (BGMEA) have met in Dhaka to discuss the establishment of the RMG Sustainability Council (RSC), as agreed in the memorandum of understanding signed between the Accord Steering Committee and the BGMEA in May this year.

South African unions shocked by xenophobia and looting

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 09:57

From 1-3 September mobs in Johannesburg broke into shops mainly owned by foreign nationals and looted goods. Several cars were torched, a person was shot dead, and others were injured in the mayhem.

Indian coal unions call for immediate ratification of ILO C176

Mon, 09/02/2019 - 03:47

IndustriALL India mining affiliates INMF and HKMF joined forces at Talcher of Mahanadi Coalfields and at Asansol of Eastern Coalfields, demanding improved health and safety and the immediate ratification of ILO C176.

Mass protest in Myanmar calling for enforced labour law

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 06:26

Thousands of workers from 50 factories demonstrated in the morning of 29 August, demanding that the newly revised law on settlement of labour disputes be implemented.

IndustriALL affiliates in Asia-Pacific to mobilize for fairer trade

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 09:20

IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in the Asia-Pacific region will hold a day of action on 30 August to raise concerns about the impact on workers and society of a new generation of trade agreements that are currently being negotiated behind closed doors.

Bangladesh: 701 garment workers fired after Eid

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 04:20

701 workers have been laid off without any prior information at SF Denim Apparels in Dhaka, Bangladesh, as they came back after the Eid holiday.

Calls to formalize artisanal and small-scale mining in Africa

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 03:11

Trade unions in Africa are calling for artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) to be formalized as a way of transforming the sector, following a meeting of IndustriALL Global Union mining affiliates in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 21 and 22 August.

Agreement to end harassment at Nien Hsing factories, Lesotho

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 08:34

A campaign by IndustriALL affiliate, the Independent Democratic Union of Lesotho (IDUL), to stop long-running gender-based violence at Nien Hsing Textile company factories has resulted in binding agreements to end the harassment, signed by unions, apparel brands and women’s rights organizations.

Philippine President vetoes bill to end contract work

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 03:59

Trade unions in the Philippines have expressed dismay over President Duterte’s last minute veto on 26 July of a bill to end short-term employment.

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