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IndustriALL India women’s committee calls for more women leaders

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 07:56

Maternity protection, sexual harassment in the workplace, violence against women and women’s representation in union leadership positions were some of the key issues discussed at a women’s committee meeting held in Delhi, India, on 14 July.

Georgia: from organizing to collective bargaining

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 03:40

IndustriALL Global Union has shifted the focus of its organizing project in Georgia to collective bargaining and collective agreements in response to the needs of its affiliate in the country. 

1,700 jobs under threat at South Africa gold mine

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 11:11

IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), says it is determined to fight the retrenchment 1,702 jobs at the Cooke 4 gold and uranium mine in South Africa. 

Turkey: angry coal miners protest against privatization

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 10:04

Thousands of miners, politicians, NGOs and communities demonstrated against government attempts to privatize and close hard coal pits in the Zonguldak region in Turkey today. 

Finnish company PKC ignores court ruling and fails to reinstate miners

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 02:45

“Miners speak up against this new injustice! We give our complete support to the workers at Arneses y Accesorios,” announced IndustriALL Mexican affiliate Los Mineros. 

As abuses continue, so does Rio Tinto campaign

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 04:21

Dialogue between IndustriALL Global Union affiliates and Rio Tinto about establishing agreed global labour principles and structures for enforcing those principles continues, following a management reorganization at the company. 

NGWF action secures victories for Bangladeshi garment workers

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 09:25

Swift action by IndustriALL Global Union’s Bangladeshi affiliate, the National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF), in support of workers at Tejgaon Textile Limited (TTL) and Ananta Apparels Limited and Ananta Fashion Limited has resulted in significant victories. 

Ukraine: 50,000 rally against utility tariffs increase

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 03:37

Over 50,000 trade union members and workers from all over Ukraine rallied in Kiev on 6 July protesting against the sharp increase in utility tariffs. 

Botswana: IndustriALL calls for immediate action at deadly mine

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 11:18

In the last five years, 15 mineworkers at Bamangwato Concessions Ltd (BCL) mine in Botswana have died on duty in separate accidents. Despite numerous appeals to government to improve safety at the state-owned mine, conditions are in fact deteriorating.

IndustriALL and ENI agree on improved rights and world works council

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 10:46

IndustriALL Global Union and Italian energy giant Eni have renewed their global framework agreement, with improved rights for 33,000 direct employees in 65 countries including a world works council.

Justice at last for Tazreen fire victims

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 09:59

Compensation payments to the victims of the Tazreen Fashions fire in Bangladesh have finally been completed. More than a hundred people were killed and around 200 injured in the garment factory disaster in Ashulia on 24 November 2012.

Colombia: USO victory as oilfield comes under state control

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 07:42

After a five-year campaign, Colombian oil workers’ union USO, has won a major victory as state-owned oil company, Ecopetrol, takes full control of the country’s largest oilfield at Campo Rubiales.

Sri Lanka: thousands protest against anti-union discrimination at FTZs

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 04:33

More than 3,000 members of independent trade unions in Sri Lanka demonstrated against severe anti-union discrimination in Free Trade Zones (FTZs) in the country. 

Women in Malaysia united in 40 per cent demand

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 07:27

Women trade union leaders in Malaysia vowed to push for 40 per cent women representation in IndustriALL statutes ahead of the world Congress in Rio in October 2016. 

Outrage at sentencing of Korean union leader

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 04:26

IndustriALL Global Union has expressed outrage at the five-year sentence handed down to Korean union leader Han Sang-gyun by a Seoul Central District Court on 4 July.

Brexit vote shows another world is needed

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 09:40

On 23 June 2016, the people of the UK voted by a narrow majority to leave the European Union, called “Brexit". While unions fight to defend workers’ rights, world leaders, particularly in Europe, must hear the message that the system is not working.

IndustriALL affiliates act in support of Korean union leader

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 08:40

Some 64 IndustriALL Global Union affiliates from all regions of the world have sent protest letters to the President of South Korea condemning the criminal charges brought against the leader of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), Han Sang-gyun.

IndustriALL condemns assassination of union leader in Guatemala

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 04:33

The Guatemalan trade union leader, Brenda Marleni Estrada Tambiento, died after being hit by five bullets. IndustriALL condemns the killing and calls on the government to intervene to stop the persecution of trade unions and social movements in the country.

Nissan workers in Paris stage protest against anti-union policies

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 02:49

Workers from the Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi, US, with the support of IndustriALL Global Union and French metal affiliates of FTM-CGT, FGMM-CFDT, CFE-CGC Métallurgie and FO Métaux stage a joint protest in front of the building where the World Works Committee of Renault takes place.

IndustriALL Global Union Sectoral Sustainability Report

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 10:08

The Paris Agreement, signed in December 2015 to cut global greenhouse gas emissions and limit climate change, will have a significant impact on IndustriALL’s sectors. Unions need to look at public policies at the national level and develop action to ensure a Just Transition for workers.

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