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Turkish workers strike at union busting Korean company Hyosung

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 07:53

IndustriALL affiliate DİSK/Tekstil takes action against union busting South Korean company.

South African petrochemical workers win three-week strike

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 10:10

On 17 August, the Chemical Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers Union (CEPPWAWU), an IndustriALL South African affiliate, signed new two-year agreement with the National Petroleum Employers' Association.

Turkey: IndustriALL repeats its call for full democracy as crackdown on fundamental rights escalates

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 09:40

In the wake of the failed coup in Turkey on 15 July 2016, a state of emergency was declared, leading to an unacceptable crackdown on democratic rights.

Breakthrough for Ansell workers in Sri Lanka

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 03:03

IndustriALL Global Union and its Sri Lankan affiliate the Free Trade Zones and General Services Employees Union (FTZGSEU) have finalized a Memorandum of Understanding with Ansell, putting an end to a long-running dispute with the multinational glove and personal protection equipment company.

Garment workers in Tamil Nadu, India, win minimum wage hike

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 02:55

The Madras High Court verdict on 15 July upholding the Tamil Nadu governments’ order to increase minimum wages for garment workers by 64 per cent is a big victory. However, workers need strong unions in order to implement the wage hike.

Global Worker: bringing international labour issues closer

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 02:25

IndustriALL's magazine Global Worker takes an in-depth look at issues relevant to workers all around the world.

CUT and Força Sindical act together to defend workers’ rights in Brazil

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 09:35

Brazil’s five trade union centres, including the CUT and Força Sindical, joined forces on 16 August in pursuit of a common goal: defend workers' rights.

Ukrainian coal miners desperate over unpaid wages

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 11:32

ITUC and IndustriALL intervene as mine worker sets himself on fire after being driven to despair by the authorities’ indifference about unpaid wages.

MENA women network to campaign against violence in the workplace

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 11:15

Women trade unionists from IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in the MENA region are to launch a campaign to combat violence against women in the workplace, following an IndustriALL and FES workshop in Tunis.

IndustriALL Global Union is looking for a Director for Automotive and Rubber Industries

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 08:07

IndustriALL is looking for an experienced director to lead our work in the automotive (production, research and development, distribution and service in the automotive industry and in the supply chain) and rubber (research and production of synthetic rubber and composites and fabrication of both natural and synthetic rubber products) industries as part of our industrial team. The position is based in Geneva and involves frequent travel.

How can unions promote sustainable industrial employment in South Asia? IndustriALL affiliates are figuring it out.

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 07:49

On August 8-9, IndustriALL affiliates from Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka met in Kathmandu to discuss how to implement IndustriALL’s sustainable industrial employment agenda in their countries and to devise a regional strategy.

Indian mine unions to launch joint campaign for adoption of ILO convention 176

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 07:32

At the national mining conference on 2 – 3 August, Indian mining unions decided to intensify efforts to improve safe working conditions, protect the rights of precarious workers and called for a Just Transition when combatting climate change.

IndustriALL condemns death threats made to Colombian union leader

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 08:06

IndustriALL Global Union is outraged at the threats received by trade union leader Rodolfo Vecino Acevedo, a member of the national executive committee of the Colombian oil workers’ union, USO, an IndustriALL affiliate. 

IndustriALL denounces Pakistan suicide attack

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 04:57

IndustriALL Global Union condemns the suicide bombing carried out by the Pakistani Taliban at a hospital in Quetta on Monday, which killed 70 people and left at least 120 injured.

The Olympic Games must respect workers’ rights while celebrating the human spirit

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 10:41

By Jyrki Raina, general secretary of IndustriALL Global Union.

Pakistan: mine deaths highlight urgent need to ratify ILO C176

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 09:18

Three workers have been killed and another seriously injured in an accident at the state-owned Shahrigh coalmine in Pakistan, emphasizing the urgent need for the country to ratify the ILO Convention 176 on Safety and Health in Mines.

Unions meet with EDF management for annual GFA evaluation

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 02:56

Representatives of unions and management from the French company EDF met in Paris to revive the GFA, officially called “Worldwide Corporate Social Responsibility Agreement”.

North Sea workers strike again as support floods in from around the world

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 10:04

Unite and RMT members working on seven Shell platforms in the North Sea will take further strike action on 4 and 5 August.

Latin American chemical sector workers prioritize networks

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 08:18

The second meeting of Latin American chemical sector workers took place in Montevideo, Uruguay on 28-29 July. The meeting stressed the importance of strengthening regional networks in order to achieve change and improvements for workers in the industry.

Asian garment unions push for higher wages

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 02:41

Meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, IndustriALL Global Union affiliates from seven Asian countries discussed how to strengthen their collaboration towards achieving living wages for garment workers in the region.