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Peru mine workers go on indefinite strike

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 07:45

Workers at Shougang Hierro Peru mining company have begun an indefinite general strike. They are striking for a decent pay increase and against attacks on workers, as well as demanding better health and safety in the mines.

We stand with Lula!

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 10:25

As former Brazilian president Lula da Silva is under attack and facing an unjustified trial, the international trade union movement is coming together to protest against the sham charges.

Rio here we come!

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 10:14

With less than two weeks to go until the IndustriALL Global Union 2nd Congress, IndustriALL is looking forward to welcoming some 1,400 trade union leaders from over 100 countries to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 4-7 October. 

Georgian fertilizer factory workers escalate dispute

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 08:48

IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliate in Georgia has begun labour dispute proceedings with fertilizer producer Azot, as the company’s management continues to avoid negotiating with trade union representatives.

First meeting in Kyrgyzstan with new textile affiliate

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 08:43

IndustriALL Global Union and the newly affiliated, Textile Workers’ Union of Kyrgyzstan held their first ever meeting in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek on 5 September.

Organizing leads to massive increase of the union membership in Kyrgyzstan

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 08:18

IndustriALL Kyrgyz affiliate the Mining and Metallurgy Trade Union of Kyrgyzstan (MMTUK) has recruited 12,000 workers since 2008 by taking a targeted approach to organizing, almost tripling membership from 8,000 to 20,000.

South African metalworkers win 35% wage increase

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 09:40

NUMSA has concluded a negotiation with car makers for a 35% wage increase over three years.

STMicroelectronics trade union network will develop cross-border union cooperation and solidarity action

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 08:39

Trade unions of STMicroelectronics from France, Italy, Malaysia, Malta and Morocco met for the first time and launched the trade union network on 15-16 September at IndustriALL head office in Geneva, Switzerland.

HeidelbergCement workers in Europe support Global Framework Agreement

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 08:12

On 13-15 September, more than 30 workers’ representatives of HeidelbergCement and former Italcementi gathered in Hockenheim, Germany.

Strike continues at Anglo American coal mine in Australia

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 10:21

A strike at the Anglo American’s coal mine in Queensland, Australia has entered its fourth week, as the company refuses to negotiate in good faith with workers. The situation has escalated as the mining giant attempts to bring in strike-breakers to undermine the workforce even though the strike is legal.

Strong exchange and cooperation among Asian chemical unions

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 07:11

IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in the chemical industry in the Asia Pacific region maintain their unity through strong union networks.

Automotive unions in India resolve to strengthen union network and combat precarious work

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 05:07

IndustriALL affiliates and other automotive unions from Chennai, Bengaluru and Pune regions came together at the workshop of Automotive and Rubber Unions in India on 13-15 September 2016 at Pune and resolved to strengthen union power.

Young and Unionized

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 08:25

Participants at a youth workshop in Gaberone, Botswana brought new energy and a fresh outlook to challenges facing affiliates to build strong unions.

Metalworkers in Brazil launch campaign for jobs and rights

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 08:23

15,000 members from the Curitiba Metalworkers’ Union (SMC) in Brazil demonstrated at Volvo, CNH, Bosch, WHB Correo and Renault factories on 5 September, launching a national campaign to defend their rights and call for more jobs and economic recovery.

Philippine unions to monitor compliance with labour standards

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 07:05

IndustriALL Philippine affiliates commit to monitoring compliance by factories on labour laws and occupational safety and health standards.

Unions demand global measures against Chinese steel dumping

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 09:46

Trade union representatives from IndustriALL Global Union, IndustriAll Europe, USW, UNITE and Community called for a global strategy to combat steel dumping at the 81th session of the OECD’s Steel Committee in Paris last week.

Unions from the US and Canada create network in the cement sector

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 10:17

On 8 September 2016, unions from the United States and Canada representing workers in the rapidly changing cement sector met in Washington D.C. to discuss future cooperation.

Another factory fire in Bangladesh claims 24 lives

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 12:53

An explosion in the Tempako Packaging Factory in an industrial area near Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 10 September has left up to 24 people dead and injured at least 50.

Landmark compensation arrangement reached on 4th anniversary of deadly Pakistan factory fire

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 03:00

After four years of campaigning and months of negotiations, an agreement has been reached to pay compensation in excess of US$5 million to the survivors and families of workers killed in Pakistan’s worst industrial accident.

200,000 Argentinean workers march against dismissals and price hikes

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 09:36

Expressing their opposition to dismissals and huge price rises during three days of protests, 200,000 workers took to the streets in a nationwide march on 2 September.