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The Accord must continue in Bangladesh until the government is truly able to ensure worker safety

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 04:35

The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has given another short-term extension to the Bangladesh Accord, scheduling the next hearing to determine the safety program’s fate on 19 May 2019. UNI Global Union and IndustriALL Global Union, two signatories of the Accord, have issued a statement calling for a resolution that protects garment workers in the country.

Hyundai and Kia unions call for a global framework agreement

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 03:45

The Hyundai and Kia trade union network met in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on 8 and 9 April, with participants from Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, India, Korea, Brazil and Turkey representing all plants covered by democratic and independent unions.

Strike for fair pay at Electrolux continues

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 08:32

After weeks of struggle, more than 420 workers at the Electrolux plant in Satu Mare, Romania, are still striking for a pay increase of €3/day.

Global #FreeLula protests

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 07:35

Demonstrations have been held around the world calling for justice and freedom for Brazil's former president Lula da Silva.

ArcelorMittal unions aim for stronger global dialogue

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 06:33

Unions from around the world at the world’s largest steel company ArcelorMittal resolved at a meeting in Rio de Janeiro to deepen their global relationship with the company to address continuing challenges.

Organizing diamond mineworkers in Lesotho

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 02:10

A union organizing team of ten travelled over 190 km from Maseru on 4 April — through winding, gravel tracks and a running river before reaching the Storm Mountain Diamond mine in Kao village, in the Butha-Buthe district of Lesotho. 

Unions stage global protest against Kimberly-Clark

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 12:21

Global unions IndustriALL and UNI, are holding a global day of action on 11 April against Kimberly-Clark’s restructuring plans and the company’s contempt for unions and workers around the world. 

Living under the threat of bursting mining dams

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 07:47

Barely 500 metres separates the first houses in the Rio do Peixe neighbourhood of Itabira and the fifth largest mining dam in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. “If anything happens to the dam, we won’t have time for anything. We have been told it is a matter of seconds. We are risking our lives by staying here. If I could I would leave here immediately,” says Claudinei Ferreira, a 32-year-old mechanic who has lived in this town of 120,000 inhabitants for five years.

Energy workers in Georgia campaign for respect and decent salaries

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 10:38

IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Georgian Trade Union of Energy Workers, has launched a campaign for respect and better working conditions for its members at the country's largest power generator and distributor Energo Pro Georgia.

Cambodian unions call on brands to ACT

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 08:01

IndustriALL’s Cambodian affiliates have written to a number of global clothing brands that have not yet committed to the ACT process to tell them that by not doing so they are directly jeopardizing negotiations towards an industry agreement in the garment sector.

Migrant worker leaders elected in Jordan garment factories

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 10:32

A union election was held in the garment factories of Al-Dulayl Industrial Zone in Amman, Jordan, to develop democratic representation for migrant workers.

Migrant worker leaders elected in Jordan garment factories

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 10:00

A union election was held in the garment factories of Al-Dulayl Industrial Zone in Amman, Jordan, to develop democratic representation for migrant workers.

Young Nepali unionists demand increased representation

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 03:25

Twenty-two young trade unionists, including ten women from IndustriALL Global Union Nepali affiliates, met in Hetauda, Nepal, on 26 and 27 March 2019 to strengthen the voice of youth in the union movement. 

Trade unions start network at building materials multinational CRH

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 10:11

Some 30 union representatives and activists from all over Europe came to Dublin, Ireland, on 26 and 27 March 2019, and formed a trade union network to improve social dialogue at the Irish building materials and cement multinational company, CRH. Global unions IndustriALL and Building and Woodworkers International (BWI) also participated.

LafargeHolcim fires workers for organizing union in Mexico

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 10:04

On 28 and 29 March, LafargeHolcim subsidiary Apasco fired six more workers in Hermosillo, Mexico for joining the miners’ union, Los Mineros, an affiliate of IndustriALL Global Union. They were all permanent workers.

Hong Kong Convention on ship recycling boosted by Japanese ratification

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 09:52

The campaign to clean up ship breaking – the most dangerous job in the world - has received a major boost as Japan becomes the first Asian country to ratify the Hong Kong Convention.

Hong Kong Convention on ship recycling boosted by Japanese ratification

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 09:29

The campaign to clean up ship breaking – the most dangerous job in the world - has received a major boost as Japan becomes the first Asian country to ratify the Hong Kong Convention.

Young Nepali unionists demand increased representation

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 09:23

Twenty-two young trade unionists, including ten women from IndustriALL Global Union Nepali affiliates, met in Hetauda, Nepal, on 26 and 27 March 2019 to strengthen the voice of youth in the union movement. 

Trade unions start network at building materials multinational CRH

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 08:22

Some 30 union representatives and activists from all over Europe came to Dublin, Ireland, on 26 and 27 March 2019, and formed a trade union network to improve social dialogue at the Irish building materials and cement multinational company, CRH. Global unions IndustriALL and Building and Woodworkers International (BWI) also participated.

Albanian: unions and employers want collective agreement

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 08:22

The textile, clothing, leather and shoe industries in Albania employ 51,000 workers, to which tens of thousands of informal workers can be added. Living wages and a unionised workforce are needed for a sustainable future for the country’s garment sector.

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