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Brazil: National strike defending workers’ rights

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 05:07

On 11 November, unions affiliated to the CUT and the Força Sindical, both IndustriALL affiliates, organized a national strike in defence of workers' rights

COP22 Marrakesh Blog – Day 5 Friday 11 November 2016

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 04:33

IndustriALL's director for sustainability Brian Kohler blogs from day five of the twenty-second Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22), 11 November in Marrakesh, Morocco.

IndustriALL marches with one million Koreans demanding labour rights, democracy

Sun, 11/13/2016 - 11:21

IndustriALL general secretary Valter Sanches today offered solidarity from workers around the world at a rally with 200 thousand participants organized by the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions in Seoul.

Shipbreaking workers demand reopening of Gadani shipyard with safety measures

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 10:07

The Pakistani government has closed the Gadani shipbreaking yard after the blast on 1 November. Unions are demanding that it be reopened, with appropriate safety measures, because so many livelihoods depend on it.

COP22 Marrakesh Blog – Day 4 Thursday 10 November 2016

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 07:14

IndustriALL's director for sustainability Brian Kohler blogs from day four of the twenty-second Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22), 9 November in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Uruguay and trade unions complete and evaluate trade union strengthening project

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 02:34

Uruguayan trade unions have completed a strengthening project and evaluated the work done during 2016. They decided to continue organising activities in 2017 using their own resources.

15,000 steelworkers march to save steel in Europe

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 08:36

15,000 steelworkers marched through Brussels on Wednesday 9 November to demand action to protect the steel industry in Europe.

COP22 Marrakesh Blog – Day 3 Wednesday 09 November 2016

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 07:08

Day three of the twenty-second Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22), 9 November in Marrakesh, Morocco.

LafargeHolcim locks out and illegally replaces workers in Canada

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 07:58

LafargeHolcim management in British Columbia, Canada, has locked out approximately 70 members of the United Steelworkers, USW Local 816, since 17 October at the Texada Quarrying Ltd. limestone mine.

To be or not to be for a new collective agreement at Volkswagen

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 07:22

Members of IndustriALL affiliate Interregional Trade Union Workers Association (ITUWA) at the Volkswagen plant in Kaluga, Russia, are fighting for a new collective agreement.

COP22 Marrakesh Blog – Day 2 Tuesday 8 November 2016

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 07:15

Day two of the twenty-second Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22), 11 November in Marrakesh, Morocco.

More than 50 Ukrainian miners on hunger strike

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 04:37

Miners at the state-owned mine № 10 Novovolynska in Ukraine has been on a hunger strike since 7 November. Miners are demanding payment of three months’ salaries owed.

IndustriALL welcomes oil and gas initiative to create fund for low emissions technologies

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 01:00

On Friday, November 4, the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), a coalition of ten of the world’s major oil companies, announced their commitment of a billion dollars over 10 years to fund low emissions technologies, as part of their commitment to fighting climate change.

Southern African Energy Network confronts challenges

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 10:38

Trade unions from the energy sector, including IndustriALL Global Union affiliates, met in Rosebank, South Africa from 13 to 14 October for the Southern African Energy Network’s (SAEN) annual conference. 

East African unions receive awards for organizing

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 10:20

When the IndustriALL East Africa Union Building project met in Uganda on 27 – 28 October, three unions were awarded for their major organizing achievements.

COP22 Marrakesh Blog – Day 1 Monday 10 November 2016

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 07:09

The twenty-second Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) opened on 10 November in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Get ready – global day of action at LafargeHolcim

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 04:00

Unions around the world are organizing a global day of action at LafargeHolcim on 9 December to demand that management respect workers’ rights.

To be or not to be a new collective agreement at Volkswagen

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 22:58

There is a struggle for a new collective agreement at the plant Volkswagen in Kaluga in Russia. The current agreement expires on 31 December, so far neither the employer nor the employees have taken the initiative of signing a new one.

Hundreds gather for anniversary of mine catastrophe in Brazil

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 03:07

On 5 November, over 800 people, including a delegation from IndustriALL, BHP unions from Australia, Brazil, Chile and Colombia, gathered along with representatives from social movements in the ghost town of Bento Rodriguez to demand justice for those affected by and punishment for those responsible for the dam collapse in 2015.

Thousands expected at steel rally in Brussels

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 02:36

Thousands of steel workers will take to the streets of Brussels on Wednesday 9 November to demand action from the European Union to stop the decline of their industry.

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