More than 30 leaders of trade unions in the Latin American paper and cellulose industry shared ideas on forming a federation that would help to build networks and strengthen the industry in the region.
IndustriALL Global Union is celebrating the end of a five-year conflict as the Sandak-Bata workers’ union has finally reached an acceptable agreement with Calzado Sandak, a Mexican subsidiary of the Swiss-headquartered multinational shoe company, Bata.
Shipbreaking workers in Bangladesh have been trained in collective bargaining, social dialogue, and health and safety at IndustriALL Global Union workshops in the Bangladeshi shipbreaking city of Chittagong.
IndustriALL affiliate the Free Trade Zone and General Services Employees Union signed an important collective bargaining agreement with Trelleborg Wheel Systems Lanka.
IndustriALL Global Union strongly condemns the two-year sentence handed down to South Korean union leader Cho Sung-deok at a Seoul Central District Court on 26 July.
An IndustriALL Global Union study of precarious workers in Brazil has highlighted the financial, psychological and physical costs of outsourcing on workers’ lives and families, in a country where outsourced workers represent 27 per cent (around 13 million) of the workforce in the formal sector.
The Thailand national rubber unions network met on 19 and 20 July in Bangkok to exchange information on challenges in the industry and develop a collective response.
The Korean Metal Workers' Union has called a general strike across the sector in support of a dispute at Hyundai.
Workers of LG Electronics India Pvt. Ltd returned to work after a ten-day protest against management’s unilateral transfer of 12 workers, including union office bearers, to different parts of India. IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, SMEFI, extended its support to the LG workers’ struggle.
The ENEL Global Works Council met in Rome in July 2016 to raise issues from ENEL sites around the world, and develop the renewal of the global framework agreement which will expire.
Almost 400 members of IndustriALL Global Union affiliates Unite and the RMT at multinational oil and gas services company Wood Group will take industrial action on 26 July in a dispute over 30 per cent pay cuts and changes to allowances.
On 14 July approximately 1 million Uruguayans out of a total population of 3 million took part in a 24-hour strike called to support demands on employment, pay, living conditions, social services and social justice.
Workers in Sri Lanka revealed experiences of violence, sexual harassment and dangerous working conditions, during an IndustriALL Global Union workshop in Negombo on 11 and 12 July.
Recent reports, including a television investigation, have revealed a pervasive culture of sexual harassment and stressful working conditions endured by workers in Indian garment factories in Gurgaon (now Gurugram) and Bangalore.
The network of Akzo Nobel trade unions in Latin America is using its strong influence to insist that workers in the company’s Colombian factory have the right to organize a union.
IndustriALL Global Union conducted a workshop in Bogota on 18-19 July, bringing together Colombian members in the pulp and paper sector to share strategies for building power.
A planning meeting was held in Bogor, Indonesia, from 12-18 July, as part of a project to support affiliates in the Indonesian textile, garment, shoe and leather sector.
A project to achieve gender equality and improved maternity protection in Thailand was launched in Bangkok on 21 June as part of IndustriALL Global Union’s South East Asia project for women.
IndustriALL has laid down the gauntlet to four of the world’s biggest lifts and escalators companies demanding better safety in the sector.
On 15 July, Turkey again faced a military coup d’état like several times in the last decades, as the country’s armed forces attempted to overthrow the government with violence and bloodshed as a result.
“IndustriALL Global Union strongly condemns this attempted coup and calls for a swift return to Turkey's constitutional order,” says assistant general secretary Kemal Özkan.