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South Korea: IndustriALL builds solidarity in fight back against government crackdown

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 07:58

A high-level IndustriALL Global Union delegation conducted a solidarity mission to South Korea, to show support for the union struggle, and to publicly mobilize to ensure the Park administration respects workers’ fundamental rights.

British steel industry on a knife-edge

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 09:42

The British steel industry was dealt a devastating blow today as Tata Steel announced its intention to sell all of its operations in the UK, which employ around 15,000 workers across 14 sites.

Mining community activist murdered on South Africa’s Wild Coast

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 08:48

IndustriALL is outraged by the murder of Sikhosiphi “Bazooka” Rhadebe, a community activist fighting the development of the Xolobeni mine.

Women in the Philippines call for 120 days’ maternity leave

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 05:16

Fourteen IndustriALL Global union affiliates in the Philippines marked International Women’s Day with a unified call for improved maternity protection. 

ArcelorMittal closes plant in Trinidad & Tobago leaving 600 workers unemployed

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 04:12

ArcelorMittal has closed down its steel plant in Trinidad and Tobago after adopting a policy of temporary lay-offs during the last four months. More than 600 workers have lost their jobs and are working hard to find a solution.

ThyssenKrupp launches online violations reporting system

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 02:58

As part of the Global Framework Agreement (GFA) signed with IndustriALL Global Union and IG Metall in March 2015, the German metal and engineering multinational, Thyssenkrupp, has launched a new system allowing labour-related violations and abuses to be reported online.

Winning a Just Transition to a sustainable economy

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 08:46

IndustriALL Global Union, the ITUC and the US trade union congress, AFL-CIO, met in Washington DC from 23-24 March to discuss how the global labour movement will tackle policy pressures resulting from the Paris Agreement reached at the COP21 climate summit last December. 

Whirlpool signs framework agreement with representatives of Whirlpool and Indesit workers in Europe

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 05:21

Domestic appliance manufacturer Whirlpool has signed a framework agreement covering 24,000 workers.

Handbook on safety and health for sandstone mine workers released

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 04:04

A new publication on “Safety and health for sandstone mine workers” has been released by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and IndustriALL Global Union. It aims to strengthen the capacity of informal sandstone mine workers to understand and improve workplace safety and prevent child labour.

Liquidation of Moroccan oil refinery a ‘catastrophe’

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 10:51

IndustriALL affiliates in Morocco are in shock as a Moroccan court has ordered the SAMIR oil refinery into liquidation, jeopardizing the jobs of more than 1,000 workers as well as the livelihoods of around 5,000 people dependent on the country’s only refinery.

Deep concern over Cambodian trade union law

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 07:24

IndustriALL Global Union has written to the Cambodian Prime Minister expressing its deep concern over a proposed trade union law that is set to pass through parliament. 

IndustriALL warns Argentina not to weaken labour laws

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 04:54

On a visit to Argentina, IndustriALL general secretary Jyrki Raina warned the new government not to weaken labour laws and social protection, as a sustained economic crisis threatens jobs in the country.

Kazakhstan: ArcelorMittal debts lead to unpaid wages

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 09:20

Around 2000 contract workers at ArcelorMittal Temirtau in Kazakhstan have not been getting their wages because of the company’s extensive debts to its contractors.

Moldova: IndustriALL final workshop of the training of trainers project

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 08:31

On 15-16 March, the Labour Institute in Chisinau, Moldova, hosted the final workshop of the Training of Trainers project organized by IndustriALL Global Union and its French affiliate FO Metaux.

Lives on hold

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 04:08

Testimonies of textile and electronics workers show that precarious workers in the Cavite region in the Philippines are merely surviving and have a high risk of falling into poverty.

Unions defeat zero-hour contracts in New Zealand

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 03:44

In a major union victory against precarious work, on 10 March 2016 the New Zealand parliament unanimously passed a law banning zero-hour contracts.

Free trade requires labour norms and democratic control

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 03:31

Rules are needed for global trade, but they must include high labour norms and guarantee benefits for all, instead of weakening democratic control and favouring multinational corporations.

Sintracarbón celebrates bargaining victory at Cerrejón mine

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 04:00

After 62 days of difficult negotiations, the Colombian coal workers’ union SIntracarbón has reached an agreement at Cerrejón that recognizes the contribution made day in and day out by the 13,000 workers employed at the mine.

Crown evicts workers from Moroccan plant

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 11:06

American multinational packaging company, Crown Holding Inc, has ordered the eviction of workers from its plant in Agadir, Morocco.

Ukrainian coal miners demand industry support

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 10:58

Around 500 coal miners from all over Ukraine gathered in Kiev on 17 March and picketed the parliament building demanding it adopt two draft laws to settle some pressing socio-economical issues of the Ukrainian coal mining industry. 

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