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Pirelli trade union network builds joint work

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 03:58

The IndustriALL Trade Union Network at Pirelli held its second annual meeting on 30 November and 1 December in Turin, Italy. 

Trade tariff victory for USW paper workers

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 02:56

Anti-dumping tariffs on paper products from China and Indonesia were extended by US authorities on 6 December. The decision by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) follows strong lobbying by the world’s largest paper workers union, USW, who were joined by US manufacturers in calling for the measures.

SWU wins better conditions for Siemens India workers.

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 09:16

Siemens Workers' Union (SWU), an IndustriALL Global Union Indian affiliate, has signed a wage settlement agreement with Siemens Ltd for workers employed at the transformer unit of the company factory in Thane, India.

CUB55 workers to return to work after union victory

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 08:31

Australian unions are celebrating an historic victory that will see 55 maintenance workers at Carlton and United Breweries (CUB) return to work after a 180-day dispute.

IndustriALL Myanmar affiliates make rapid progress, despite challenges

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 04:35

The Industrial Workers Federation of Myanmar (IWFM) and the Mining Workers Federation of Myanmar (MWFM) participated in a series of IndustriALL workshops from 2-5 December on union building, gender and precarious work. 

Tunisian textile and garment union sees strong growth

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 10:50

An organizing campaign backed by IndustriALL Global Union in the textile and garment sector in the Middle East and North Africa is seeing strong results, with many unions reporting growth.

IndustriALL calls for urgent ILO action on deadly Chinese coal mines

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 08:54

IndustriALL Global Union has written to the International Labour Organization (ILO) urging it to intervene to improve safety in Chinese coal mines, following the deaths of 86 coal miners in a matter of weeks. 

India - IndustriALL affiliates share organizing strategies

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 05:01

IndustriALL South Asia office held a series of events in November 2016 to build union organizing initiatives and inform women trade union leaders on legal processes related to sexual harassment at the workplace. 

Workers mobilize globally against LafargeHolcim human rights’ violations

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 04:31

Workers at LafargeHolcim are holding a global day of action in advance of the 10 December International Human Rights Day to draw attention to the world’s largest cement maker’s widespread violations of workers’ rights.

IndustriALL builds presence in the Caribbean

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 04:08

An IndustriALL Caribbean regional council has been created to strengthen ties between unions and IndustriALL's presence in the sub-region.

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.