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Today, we remember the dead and fight for the living

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:43

28 April is International Day to Commemorate Dead and Injured Workers. The day is celebrated around the world, and is also called International Workers’ Memorial Day, the Day of Mourning, or World Day for Safety and Health at Work.

African women stand up for better conditions

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 11:44

36 women delegates from IndustriALL affiliates in Sub-Saharan region gathered in Accra, Ghana to discuss challenges faced by women of the region and the ways to overcome them.

Bangladesh unions take forward demand for living wage

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 10:37

In a national workshop on the living wage held on 22 and 23 April 2016 in Dhaka, Bangladeshi unions resolved to intensify their campaign for a living wage.

Workers demand justice on third anniversary of Rana Plaza collapse

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 03:11

On 24 April, workers in Bangladesh and Pakistan remembered the dead and demanded improved factory safety, and punishment to those responsible for the garment factory tragedy in Bangladesh three years ago. 

Chernobyl workers also needed Just Transition

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 08:06

As we commemorate the Chernobyl nuclear disaster 30 years ago, we remember all the deaths and illnesses caused by radiation, but also those thousands of workers who needed Just Transition as the power plant closed down.

Experts to boost trade union rights in Inditex suppy chain

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 04:50

Brussels, Trade union experts are being designated to reinforce workers’ rights in the supply chain of the world’s largest fashion retailer, Inditex, in an agreement signed with IndustriALL Global Union today. 

The Miners commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Lázaro Cárdenas tragedy

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 02:49

20 April will be the tenth anniversary of the tragedy at the Lázaro Cárdenas steel plant, Mexico. Two workers were killed in a federal and state security forces operation to evict them from the plant.

Ensuring that the Global Framework Agreement with H&M is effective

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 09:28

The first meeting of the Bangladesh national monitoring committee was held in Dhaka on 21–22 April 2016 to discuss the implementation of the global framework agreement (GFA).

UK government agrees to part-nationalize steel plant after union campaign

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 09:07

The UK government has confirmed that it is willing to take a 25 per cent stake in the troubled Tata Steel plant in Port Talbot, Wales, as part of a rescue package.

Italian metalworkers hold a successful national strike

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 11:11

On 20 April, Italian metalworkers held a massive successful mobilization during a four-hour national strike across the country.

IndustriALL intervenes in steel industry crisis

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 10:35

IndustriALL participated in a high level OECD meeting held in Brussels to address the crisis in the steel industry.

Why boycotting brands won’t help garment workers

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 08:09

By Jenny Holdcroft, policy director at IndustriALL Global Union.

3 years on from Rana Plaza, the Bangladesh Accord is saving lives

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 05:14

As one of the worst industrial disasters in recent history, the Rana Plaza factory collapse is a reminder that disregarding human and labour rights can cost lives. Three years on, Bangladesh’s garment industry is starting to feel the benefits of the Accord on Fire and Safety in Bangladesh.

Workers at Italcementi prepare for a national strike

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:02

The Italian unions Feneal Uil, Filca Cisl and Cgil Fillea representing Italcementi cement workers, have announced a strike in response to the industrial plan proposed by the government, which may result in 415 dismissals this year and further 250 redundancies in 2017.

Bosch World Works Council addresses worker concerns

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:15

Unions raised their voice at Bosch through the company’s World Works Council on 12-14 April, in Abstatt, Germany.

Global Finmeccanica trade union network established

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 06:56

On 19 April 2016, meeting in Rome, trade unions representing Finmeccanica workers established a new global network to coordinate and build workers’ power.

Norwegian oil company DNO uses Yemeni crisis as excuse to avoid paying staff

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 03:30

DNO has used the ongoing war and deteriorating political situation in Yemen to avoid responsibility for its staff.

ICT, E&E unions focus on challenges of “Industry 4.0”

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 04:42

Strong and sustainable industrial policy is required to tackle the challenges of the Industry 4.0, said unions at the IndustriALL Global Union’s steering committee on information and communication technologies (ICT), electrical & electronics on 6-7 April in Tokyo, Japan.

Another worker killed at Bangladesh shipbreaking yard

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 04:12

Toxic gas inhalation causes death of one shipbreaking worker with another battling for life.

Philippine unions advocate sustainable industrial policy

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 03:46

With the support of the IndustriALL South East Asia regional office, 13 federations affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union participated in a national forum held on 12 April at Quezon City, Philippines. The forum was aimed at setting a labour agenda advocating a sustainable industrial policy.

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