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IndustriALL campaign against asbestos targets Rotterdam Convention

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 09:25

IndustriALL Global Union continued its campaign to end the deadly asbestos trade in a meeting with a top official from the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland on 10 April. 

Ericsson unions convene to global meeting

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 05:11

On 5-6 April, trade unions representing employees of the Swedish multinational company Ericsson gathered in Djurö, Sweden, for the second meeting of the Ericsson Global Trade Union Network.

BMW workers in the UK announce strike action over pensions threat

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 04:38

A series of eight 24 hour strikes at factories making engines and the iconic Mini and Rolls-Royce cars will start on Wednesday 19 April.

Kazakh Oil Construction Company cracks down on union activists

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 03:39

**UPDATED** On 7 April the court of Astana sentenced Nurbek Kushakbayev to two-and-a-half years in a corrective labour colony for his calls to hold a strike. This is the first time a union leader has been prosecuted through the recently adopted Criminal Code. The judge has also satisfied the OCC’s demand to collect KZT 25 million (US$80,000) from Kushakbayev for alleged harm caused to the company.

IndustriALL has joined a campaign against the criminalization of union activities in Kazakhstan.

Common strategy needed to counter attacks on mineworkers

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 03:37

Mineworkers at IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in three different continents are facing attack from multinational companies seeking to cut jobs, slash benefits and drive down wages.  

What is a Global Framework Agreement?

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 09:12

Tomorrow, IndustriALL Global Union will renew its global framework agreement with the PSA Group; the first one was signed in 2006 and has a clear commitment to international core labour standards. 

Ukraine: Explosion Killed Eight Miners

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 10:33

Miners in Ukraine continue to lose their lives at work. A recent accident at a state-owned mine in Stepnova killed eight miners belonging to IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliate Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine (NPGU).

Solidarity works - the 35 unionists and garment workers jailed in Bangladesh are released

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 10:02

Congratulations to our affiliates in Bangladesh and thanks to all unions and activists around the world for helping with this campaign.

Want to know more about what we did? Read our blog post Bangladesh: elements of a successful campaign

Bangladesh: elements of a successful campaign

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 07:50

A behind the scenes look at a successful campaign. Bringing about social change is difficult, and clicktivism - signing an online petition - is not enough. So how do you campaign and win?

Union stands for workers’ rights at Indocement/Citeureup plant

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 07:14

70 shop stewards from IndustriALL Indonesian affiliate FSP ISI at one of the biggest cement plants in the world, Citeureup, met for a training organized by IndustriALL Global Union on 1 March.

LafargeHolcim Indonesia head office employees fight for jobs

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 07:07

Almost 50 white-collar LafargeHolcim employees, members of FSP-ISI Federation, met in Jakarta today for an open discussion regarding the future of their jobs.

Dutch trade unionist wins case against Shell/NAM

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 01:43

FNV executive member Bob van Luijk has won an unfair dismissal case against Shell/NAM.

Strengthening the bargaining power of cement unions in South East Asia

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 10:57

Sixty cement union leaders and activists from Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines came together at the Citeureup (Indocement/HeidelbergCement) plant in Indonesia for an IndustriALL Global Union regional meeting on 27 and 28 February to improve the situation of workers in the cement sector.

India: trade unions call for equal pay for equal work

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 10:10

IndustriALL Global Union affiliate Working People Trade Union Congress (WPTUC) along with central trade unions in India organized a mass meeting in Chennai on 23 February to protest against precarious work and demand equal pay for equal work.

Belarusians protest tax on “social parasites”

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 01:07

Protests against an unjust law that taxes people for unemployment and accuses them of being “social parasites” were held in five cities in Belarus. 

IndustriALL Global Union Regional Conference - Report: “Towards Sustainable Industrial and Energy Policy”

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 09:48

IndustriALL Global Union Regional Conference, 24 - 25 September 2015, Windhoek, Namibia

IndustriALL Global Union Regional Conference Report: "Towards Sustainable Industrial and Energy Policy”

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 09:46

IndustriALL Global Union Regional Conference, 24-25 April 2014, Manila, Philippines

IndustriALL Global Union Regional Conference - Report: Towards Sustainable Industrial and Energy Policy

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 09:42

“Towards Sustainable Industrial and Energy Policy”, 3-4 September 2014, São Paulo, Brazil

Get ready for International Women’s Day

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 08:14

With 8 March less than two weeks away, IndustriALL Global Union affiliates are getting ready to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Garment workers in Myanmar are fighting back

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 08:05

Workers at the Hundred Tex Garment factory in Yangon, Myanmar, are demanding owed overtime payment and better working conditions after a drawn-out conflict with the Chinese management.