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3,700 mine workers under threat in Georgia

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 03:42

An IndustriALL Global Union affiliate in Georgia has launched a campaign in support of 3,700 workers at a manganese ore mine, following news that the mine will be shut down for four months.

ITUC report exposes hidden workforce in supply chains

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 02:45

A new report by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has revealed a hidden workforce of 116 million people working in the global supply chains of only 50 companies.

Crown Holdings urged to commit to OECD guidelines

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 07:16

In its final statement, the U.S. National contact point (USNCP) for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, recommends that Crown Holdings, Inc. should “explicitly commit itself to implementing the Guidelines” to ensure workers’ rights are respected.

Indonesian garment unions set for organizing drive

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 06:27

IndustriALL Global Union Indonesian garment and textile affiliates, Garteks and SPN, are actively preparing for an intensive year of organizing in 2016. 

Cambodia: garment workers killed on their way to work

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 09:19

Five people were killed and at least 68 more were injured when two trucks carrying workers collided in Cambodia's Kompong Spue province on 12 January.

Alcoa – forcing crew off ship in Australia and closing plants in the US

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 05:48

In the middle of the night on 13 January, 30 security guards boarded the Alcoa motor vessel Portland to remove five union crewmembers and escort foreign seafarers on to the ship that immediately left for Singapore.

INTERVIEW: Hashmeya Alsaadawe

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 02:30

Hashmeya Alsaadawe is president of IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the General Union of Electricity Workers and Technicians in Basra (GUEWT), and a member of IndustriALL’s Executive Committee representing workers in the Middle East and North Africa. In 2003, she became the first woman in Iraq to be voted leader of a national union, and is believed to be the first woman to lead a union anywhere in the Arabic-speaking world.

What is industry 4.0?

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 03:38

The world of manufacturing is about to undergo a seismic shift. According to some, we are experiencing a fourth industrial revolution that will transform the way things are made. And the impact on workers will be huge.

IndustriALL solidarity for Somali union leader after assassination attempt

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 09:57

An important leader in Somalia’s independent trade union movement, Omar Faruk, closely escaped gunshots from three hit men outside the FESTU union office in Mogadishu on 29 December.

Agreement with H&M proves instrumental in resolving conflicts

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 08:34

A global framework agreement (GFA) signed between IndustriALL Global Union and Swedish clothing company H&M has been an accelerator in reinstating sacked workers at garment factories in both Myanmar and Pakistan just a couple of months after it came into force.

IndustriALL condemns arrests of Thai union leaders

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 07:28

IndustriALL Global Union strongly condemns the Thai military government after it invoked new powers under the Public Assembly Act 2015 to arrest two union leaders in Bangkok yesterday (6 January).

Women affiliates trained in Myanmar

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 08:49

Some 68 women leaders and members of IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliates in the textile, garment and mining industries in Myanmar have been trained in team-building and leadership skills. 

Applications open for Global Labour University

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 06:54

The Global Labour University (GLU) is inviting applications for its courses as 2016 begins. 

Rio Tinto: question mark over safety record in France

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 05:09

Serious doubts have been raised over Rio Tinto’s reporting of incidents and worker injuries its Carbone Savoie site in France. 

Launch of NXP Asian trade union network!

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 09:04

Trade union leaders from NXP operations in the Philippines, Thailand, and Taiwan-ROC met on 19 December in Manila, Philippines, to launch a network of Asian unions. Many of the unions have faced disputes as a result of local NXP managements’ hostile attitude towards workers.

Precarious work abuse risks denounced at Rio Tinto

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 13:33

IndustriALL has been reaching out to investors to engage Rio Tinto in limiting precarious work and improving the working conditions of precarious workers.

For human dignity against terror

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 10:08

As 2015 is coming to an end, the IndustriALL Global Union family wows to continue building a world of human dignity, mutual respect and tolerance; a world in which terrorists can never be successful.

Global unions demand release of Chinese labour activists

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 09:09

IndustriALL Global Union and other global unions demand the Chinese government to free detained labour activists in Chinese province Guangdong, stop suppressing labour and civil society organisations, and respect the fundamental labour rights enshrined in ILO Conventions.

IndustriALL releases investor Briefing on Rio Tinto

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 05:52

In December 2015 IndustriALL produced a special edition of an Investor Briefing highlighting the excessive use of short-term contracts, health and safety and fatalities at Rio Tinto.

Iraq: building capacity for new labour law

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 04:42

After a decade-long national and international campaign, the Iraqi parliament earlier this year adopted a new labour code. Unions in the country are now building their capacity to work in accordance with the new law.

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