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Italian metalworkers reach a new national collective agreement

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 09:58

On 26 November, after 13 months of negotiations and a 20-hour strike, a new provisional national collective agreement has been reached between IndustriALL affiliates FIOM-CGIL, FIM-CISL and UILM-UIL and the employers’ associations Federmeccanica / Assistal, thus ending an era of separate agreements.

Nicaragua: labour conflict criminalized as protesting workers sentenced

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 09:18

In a case that sets a disturbing precedent, twelve workers have been found guilty on a range of charges after a labour conflict escalated in a free trade zone.

Chevron workers in Bangladesh protest against layoffs

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 08:31

Chevron, one of the world’s major oil corporations and the biggest foreign direct investor in Bangladesh, has dismissed 145 workers in its Bangladesh operations, as the company plans to sell its assets in the country.

EU must address Sri Lanka’s labour violations before granting trade preferences, says IndustriALL

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 04:55

IndustriALL Global Union, Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) are calling on the European Union to adopt a roadmap to improve labour rights in Sri Lanka before the country can benefit from preferential access to European markets.

Massive global support for #KoreaGeneralStrike

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 10:06

Global support for the general strike in Korea shows trade union solidarity reaches far and wide. Korean unions are under heavy attack from the government and unions and workers around the world have responded in force.

Unions in Burkina Faso and Senegal fight back against precarious work

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 09:56

The lives of hundreds of precarious workers have been dramatically improved by unions after they were regularized and organized in a campagn against precarious work.

Lesotho: unions demonstrate to save AGOA

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 07:46

IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the Independent Democratic Union of Lesotho (IDUL) joined civil society organizations in a demonstration in the capital, Maseru, on Sunday 27 November 2016 to demand a return to the rule of law.

French National Assembly approves law on supply chain responsibility

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 07:07

France has taken a step closer to adopting a law requiring companies to take greater responsibility for working conditions and environmental risks in their global supply chains.

Indian affiliates organize more than ten thousand new workers

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 06:26

IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in India report successful organizing initiatives in the textile, garments, shoe and leather (TGSL) manufacturing sector.

IndustriALL and global unions rally in support of Korea general strike

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 06:26

IndustriALL Global Union, BWI, IUF, PSI and Uni Global Union joined forces today in a rally in Geneva, calling for an end to the Korean government’s attack on unions and labour rights. The manifestation was a show of support for the hundreds of thousands of Korean workers who are striking today, 30 November.

Brazilian unions defend their rights and national industry

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 04:45

On 25 November, trade union centres in Brazil again took to the streets in a national day of action in defence of labour and social rights. Protests were held at company gates and factory workers stopped work for at least one hour.

BAE Systems trade union network builds strategy

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 10:31

Trade unions of BAE Systems from Australia, Chile, UK and the USA met in Mandurah, Western Australia from 9-10 November and developed a strategy for future cooperation. 

Shipbuilding-Shipbreaking unions focus on workers’ safety and jobs

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 09:22

More than 60 participants from 18 unions gathered in Mandurah, Western Australia for the IndustriALL Global Union Shipbuilding Action Group meeting on 7-8 November 2016. 

Equality and health at the workplace, now!

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 07:32

At a recent regional conference, South East Asia women reaffirmed their commitment to push for the ratification of the ILO Convention on Maternity maternity Protectionprotection.

Global unions to rally in support of Korean general strike

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 05:28

Global unions representing tens of millions of workers will rally in support of the general strike in South Korea, starting at Place des Nations, Geneva on 30 November.

Victory in Indonesia – release of 26 union activists

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 03:00

After a two-hour trial on on 22 November, 26 trade union activists were released after having been charged with illegal participation in protest actions a year earlier.

Saint-Gobain trade union network sets a milestone for global solidarity

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 04:43

From 23-24 November 2016, more than 30 workers’ representatives and trade union officials of Saint-Gobain, met in Paris, France. Participants from three continents discussed work related issues in the industrial group, including the necessity for an improved social dialogue at the corporate level at Saint-Gobain. 

Volkswagen: job security until 2025 despite cuts

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 03:32

After negotiations between Volkswagen (VW) management and the VW Works Council, the world's biggest car manufacturer has announced it will cut 30,000 jobs by 2025, but without any dismissals.

Ending violence against women at work

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 02:01

Today, 25 November, IndustriALL Global Union affiliates around the world will be marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

"We will fight for our jobs" declare unions amidst steel crisis

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 09:35

Some 100 delegates from 32 unions in 24 countries organizing in the base metals industries met in Duisburg, Germany, to develop an action plan to tackle the crisis in the industry.