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Unions prepare campaign to keep Ford factories in Russia

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 04:59

Ford union representatives and their national and international colleagues spent two days debating possible ways of safeguarding jobs at the Ford Sollers joint venture in Russia, and their response to the potential closure of other Ford plants, after the company announced a review of  its strategy in the country.

South Africa: Workers striking against precarious work at Arcelor Mittal

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 10:15

A strike is on at Arcelor Mittal, South Africa, to force the company to give permanent jobs to contract workers, and to demand equal pay for work of equal value.

IndustriALL in solidarity with New Zealand victims

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 09:21

On behalf of 50 million workers around the world, IndustriALL Global Union extends its deepest condolences to the people of New Zealand following the deadly terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch.

1,700 workers strike at Hankook Tire in Hungary

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 06:40

Some 1,700 workers at Hankook Tire in Hungary have been on strike for more than a week as the South Korean-owned company refuses to negotiate over a pay increase.

Activists in Kazakhstan face continued repression

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 07:27

Workers in Zhanaozen, Kazakhstan, have been holding rallies since 22 February, demanding increased wages for low-paid categories of workers to 150 thousand tenge (US$395), jobs for the unemployed, and full freedom to exercise trade union activities. Kazakh authorities have responded by arresting 19 people.

Sanand Ford India workers protest against meager wages

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 04:21

For the past 27 days, workers at the Ford India plant in Sanand, Gujarat, have been boycotting food provided by the company in protest against management’s refusal to increase wages in collective bargaining negotiations.

Shell worker abuses in Nigeria taken to UN Human Rights Council

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 05:15

Royal Dutch Shell violations against contract workers in Nigeria came under scrutiny today at the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.

Brazil: protests against Ford plant closure

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 03:53

Workers at the Ford Motor Company plant in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, are continuing their campaign to keep the plant open and save their jobs.

IndustriALL women in Turkey stand for equality and rights

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 08:15

Around 30 women representatives from IndustriALL Global Union’s Turkish affiliates gathered in Istanbul on 7 March 2019 to discuss further cooperation among themselves to address the need to attract women to join, participate and take leading positons in their unions.

Deal reached with Yves Rocher after 297 days of heroic resistance

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 11:20

Following almost 300 days of courageous struggle in defence of their rights and dignity, workers at Yves Rocher’s Turkish subsidiary Flormar have reached a deal with the company.

Time for real democracy in Algeria

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 10:45

Algeria must implement real democracy and stop repression of independent trade unions and civil society, says IndustriALL Global Union, as President Abdelaziz Bouteflika dropped his bid for a fifth term after weeks of demonstrations across the country.

Senegal: Unions build strength through organizing and collaboration

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 10:18

Over 30 participants at a union building workshop and women’s meeting in Dakar, 25-26 February, resolved to recruit and organize more workers, defend the rights of women workers, fight precarious work, strengthen leadership capacity, and increase union-to-union collaboration.

IndustriALL affiliates take action on International Women's Day!

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 11:52

Thousands of unionists around the world took action on 8 March, International Women's Day.

Bangladesh unions call to reinstate over 12,000 retrenched garment workers

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 01:23

In a letter to the Minister of labour and employment on 5 March, the IndustriALL Bangladesh Council (IBC) demanded immediate intervention of the government to withdraw false cases, free the imprisoned and reinstate all dismissed workers in the backdrop of mass protests for wage hike across readymade garment manufacturing units.

Workers in Kyrgyzstan left without legal protection

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 04:49

IndustriALL affiliates in Kyrgyzstan are calling on the government to restore administrative and criminal liability for violations of the country’s Labour code. A legislative reform launched on 1 January this year has led to a deterioration of labour legislation and is depriving workers of social protection.

IndustriALL calls for a strong ILO convention addressing gender-based violence

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 09:11

Violence and harassment affect the lives of millions women workers on a daily basis. Yet there is still no law at the international level that sets a baseline for taking action to eradicate violence and harassment, including gender-based violence (GBV) and harassment, at work.

Why are so many auto plants closing?

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 07:01

Auto plants provide well-paid, highly skilled and heavily unionized work, so a spate of plant closures and retrenchments in several countries is worrying for unions. While we need to fight closures plant by plant, we also need to understand the wider structural drivers.

Bangladesh Government must intervene to secure garment factory safety

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 03:02

The Bangladesh Government continues to insist that the Accord on Fire and Building Safety leaves Bangladesh by a fixed date, regardless of whether there is a competent safety authority to replace it.

US locomotive workers strike to defend CBA after merger

Sat, 03/02/2019 - 05:29

1,700 members of United Electrical (UE) in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA, are taking strike action to defend to defend their collective agreement as GE plant is sold.

600 Burkinabe mineworkers who lost jobs after mine closure demand fair compensation

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 05:17

600 workers from the former Societes Mines de Belahauro (SMB) are demanding fair compensation as required by the labour laws after the closure of Inata Mine in 2017.

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