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IndustriALL condemns sentence of Korean union leader

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 03:16

IndustriALL Global Union strongly condemns the two-year sentence handed down to South Korean union leader Cho Sung-deok at a Seoul Central District Court on 26 July.

Workers recount impact of outsourcing in Brazil

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 09:30

An IndustriALL Global Union study of precarious workers in Brazil has highlighted the financial, psychological and physical costs of outsourcing on workers’ lives and families, in a country where outsourced workers represent 27 per cent (around 13 million) of the workforce in the formal sector.

Thailand tyre and rubber union network builds strength together

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 09:03

The Thailand national rubber unions network met on 19 and 20 July in Bangkok to exchange information on challenges in the industry and develop a collective response.

South Korea: 150,000 metal workers strike

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 07:27

The Korean Metal Workers' Union has called a general strike across the sector in support of a dispute at Hyundai.

LG India workers return to work after 10 day protest

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 06:42

Workers of LG Electronics India Pvt. Ltd returned to work after a ten-day protest against management’s unilateral transfer of 12 workers, including union office bearers, to different parts of India. IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, SMEFI, extended its support to the LG workers’ struggle.

ENEL Global Works Council meets to develop GFA renewal

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 05:05

The ENEL Global Works Council met in Rome in July 2016 to raise issues from ENEL sites around the world, and develop the renewal of the global framework agreement which will expire.

UK oil and gas workers to embark on first North Sea strike in a generation

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 10:12

Almost 400 members of IndustriALL Global Union affiliates Unite and the RMT at multinational oil and gas services company Wood Group will take industrial action on 26 July in a dispute over 30 per cent pay cuts and changes to allowances.

Massive numbers of Uruguayans join strike for better pay

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 08:01

On 14 July approximately 1 million Uruguayans out of a total population of 3 million took part in a 24-hour strike called to support demands on employment, pay, living conditions, social services and social justice.

Sri Lanka: workers reveal violence and sexual harassment

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 04:17

Workers in Sri Lanka revealed experiences of violence, sexual harassment and dangerous working conditions, during an IndustriALL Global Union workshop in Negombo on 11 and 12 July.

Sexual harassment of garment workers in India exposed

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 03:47

Recent reports, including a television investigation, have revealed a pervasive culture of sexual harassment and stressful working conditions endured by workers in Indian garment factories in Gurgaon (now Gurugram) and Bangalore.

Akzo Nobel union network breaks barriers to organizing in Colombia

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 02:27

The network of Akzo Nobel trade unions in Latin America is using its strong influence to insist that workers in the company’s Colombian factory have the right to organize a union.

Colombian pulp, paper, packaging workers build power

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 02:13

IndustriALL Global Union conducted a workshop in Bogota on 18-19 July, bringing together Colombian members in the pulp and paper sector to share strategies for building power.

Indonesia: low wages in the textile and garment industry undermine workers’ rights

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 07:06

A planning meeting was held in Bogor, Indonesia, from 12-18 July, as part of a project to support affiliates in the Indonesian textile, garment, shoe and leather sector.

Thai women launch gender and maternity protection project

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 03:44

A project to achieve gender equality and improved maternity protection in Thailand was launched in Bangkok on 21 June as part of IndustriALL Global Union’s South East Asia project for women. 

IndustriALL challenges major lifts and escalators companies over safety

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 07:48

IndustriALL has laid down the gauntlet to four of the world’s biggest lifts and escalators companies demanding better safety in the sector. 

IndustriALL condemns attempted military coup in Turkey and calls for full democracy

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 04:53

On 15 July, Turkey again faced a military coup d’état like several times in the last decades, as the country’s armed forces attempted to overthrow the government with violence and bloodshed as a result.
“IndustriALL Global Union strongly condemns this attempted coup and calls for a swift return to Turkey's constitutional order,” says assistant general secretary Kemal Özkan.

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. 

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