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Ukrainian coal miners demand industry support

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 10:58

Around 500 coal miners from all over Ukraine gathered in Kiev on 17 March and picketed the parliament building demanding it adopt two draft laws to settle some pressing socio-economical issues of the Ukrainian coal mining industry. 

Women trade unionists in Morocco unite to influence equality legislation

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 09:06

Women from IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Morocco have come together for the first time to seek ways to influence a draft law which will set up a new institution for equality.

Mining unions come out fighting

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 05:10

Last week was a busy time for mining unions gathered in Bogotá to attend a series of meetings in the Colombian capital aimed at addressing the major challenges facing the sector.

Workers killed at Glencore’s Katanga mine in Congo

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 04:27

Three workers are confirmed dead and four remain missing at the Katanga mining company’s copper and cobalt mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Mine safety crisis in Pakistan: 10 more people killed

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 07:23

The mining industry in Pakistan is in in the grip of safety crisis as the avoidable loss of workers’ lives continues in the country.

Jyrki Raina visits Chile to support affiliates

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 05:07

Jyrki Raina, IndustriALL General Secretary, spoke at a press conference at the Santiago offices of the Chilean trade union centre, the Central Unitaria de Trabajadores  (CUT),  on 14 March to express support for IndustriALL affiliates and their campaign for labour reform.

Rio Tinto undermining right to strike

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 11:18

Rio Tinto has escalated a labour dispute at its aluminium smelter in Iceland by proposing that contractors be denied the right to strike. The company is also proposing to expand the use of lower paid contractors at the site.

Chevron sacks Bangladeshi workers by text message as part of union-busting

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 09:20

Multinational energy giant Chevron has sacked workers by text message in an ongoing case of intimidation aimed at discouraging union organizing.

Women at work: The gender gap isn’t closing fast enough

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 06:46

A groundbreaking study released by the International Labour Organization (ILO) into gender equality at work makes for disappointing reading.

IndustriALL denounces attacks in Turkey and Ivory Coast

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 08:56

IndustriALL Global Union strongly condemns the recent terrorist attacks in Turkey and Ivory Coast and sends its heartfelt sympathies to the families of those killed in the assaults on Sunday.

Great victory for Los Mineros at ArcelorMittal

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 04:42

The Mexican Miners’ and Metalworkers’ Union (SNTMMSRM), affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union and better known as Los Mineros, has won a major victory. After a week on strike, it has reached an agreement with ArcelorMittal and found a solution to recent dismissals. 

Georgia: Union victory after month-long strike

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 09:59

A month-long strike of 170 workers that paralyzed operations at the Ksani glass container factory in Georgia ended on 5 March after tough 12-hour negotiations between the union and management.  

Europe: Unions raise their voice against General Electric through an action day on 8 April

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:20

Trade unions representing workers at General Electric (GE) in Europe have called a day of action on 8 April to oppose the company’s restructuring plan.

IndustriALL backs Lula against right wing attacks

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 07:18

IndustriALL joins unions across the world in voicing support for former Brazilian president President Luis Inácio Lula Da Silva.  

Unions unite for all India protest against anti-worker policies

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 04:32

On March 10, Indian central trade unions joined forces to call on the government to return to the negotiating table and respond to their 12 point charter.

The unions on the frontline of the feminist struggle

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 10:59

Unions are setting new precedents for women's rights across the world.

Court recognizes illegal dismissal of union leader in Kyrgyzstan

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 10:19

At Jaiyl district court has judged illegal the dismissal of Zhanaydar Ahmetov, chairman of the local branch of IndustriALL affiliate, the Mining and Metallurgy Trade Union of Kyrgyzstan (MMTUK) at Zhongda, a Chinese-owned oil company operating in Kyrgyzstan.

3,500 Mexican workers strike against Arcelor Mittal

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 09:19

IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Mexican Miners’ and Metalworkers’ Union also known as ‘Los Mineros’, has launched a strike against Arcelor Mittal at its steel plant in Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán in western Mexico. 

IndustriALL women seize the day

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 08:07

From Guatemala, to Sri Lanka, the United States and Pakistan, IndustriALL Global Union affiliates from around the world made their voices heard on International Women’s Day on 8 March. 

Workers not slaves: Turkish unions oppose labour broker system

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 04:14

The Turkish parliament is debating a draft bill proposed by the government giving private employment agencies the right to hire workers in a range of sectors. If passed, the new law would entail a huge shift in the labour market, from permanent to short-term contracts, allowing the widespread use of precarious employment contracts.