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Authorities disrupt union women's conference in Belarus

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 10:26

Authorities tried to disrupt a trade union conference in Salihorsk, Belarus dedicated to the 10-year anniversary of women's union network of the Belarusian Independent Trade Union (BITU).

Historic ceasefire in Colombia

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 09:36

A bilateral and definitive ceasefire agreed by the Colombian government and the FARC will bring peace to the country after 50 years of violence.

Nigeria: unions stage national protest over labour crisis

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 06:51

On 23 August 2016, Nigerian unions took part in a national protest against an escalating labour crisis caused by unpaid wages and the killing of workers.

IndustriALL affiliates ready to tackle minimum wage in Uganda

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 05:01

The last time the Ugandan government revised the minimum wage was in 1984. Since then attempts to increase or table the revision of the minimum wage from US$1.75 per month (UGX6000) have remained fruitless.

Italian metalworkers dedicate one-hour's work to solidarity with earthquake victims

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 09:48

Italian metalworkers’ unions FIM, FIOM and UILM collect funds for communities suffered from the recent earthquake in the central Italy.

Los Mineros fight against layoffs at PKC and Teksid Mexico

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 11:17

500 redundancies in Arneses y Accesorios PKC Group, and 100 in Teksid: this is the current situation faced by workers in Mexico. Members of Los Mineros, an affiliate of IndustriALL, are struggling to get reinstated and put end to anti-union practices.

Women trade union leaders in South East Asia develop gender equality and advocacy skills

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 09:08

Training in gender equality and advocacy was held for women trade union leaders in Indonesia and the Philippines. Training is also scheduled for Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar.

Uruguay: paper union of seeks to negotiate the rehiring of 270 workers

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 03:51

Ninety percent of the workers of the National Paper Factory in Colonia, Uruguay, have been laid off due to the factory’s economic difficulties. FOPCU, an IndustriALL affiliate, is negotiating their rehiring with the company and the ministry of labour.

Turkish workers strike at union busting Korean company Hyosung

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 07:53

IndustriALL affiliate DİSK/Tekstil takes action against union busting South Korean company.

South African petrochemical workers win three-week strike

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 10:10

On 17 August, the Chemical Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers Union (CEPPWAWU), an IndustriALL South African affiliate, signed new two-year agreement with the National Petroleum Employers' Association.

Turkey: IndustriALL repeats its call for full democracy as crackdown on fundamental rights escalates

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 09:40

In the wake of the failed coup in Turkey on 15 July 2016, a state of emergency was declared, leading to an unacceptable crackdown on democratic rights.

Breakthrough for Ansell workers in Sri Lanka

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 03:03

IndustriALL Global Union and its Sri Lankan affiliate the Free Trade Zones and General Services Employees Union (FTZGSEU) have finalized a Memorandum of Understanding with Ansell, putting an end to a long-running dispute with the multinational glove and personal protection equipment company.

Garment workers in Tamil Nadu, India, win minimum wage hike

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 02:55

The Madras High Court verdict on 15 July upholding the Tamil Nadu governments’ order to increase minimum wages for garment workers by 64 per cent is a big victory. However, workers need strong unions in order to implement the wage hike.

Global Worker: bringing international labour issues closer

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 02:25

IndustriALL's magazine Global Worker takes an in-depth look at issues relevant to workers all around the world.

CUT and Força Sindical act together to defend workers’ rights in Brazil

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 09:35

Brazil’s five trade union centres, including the CUT and Força Sindical, joined forces on 16 August in pursuit of a common goal: defend workers' rights.

Ukrainian coal miners desperate over unpaid wages

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 11:32

ITUC and IndustriALL intervene as mine worker sets himself on fire after being driven to despair by the authorities’ indifference about unpaid wages.

MENA women network to campaign against violence in the workplace

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 11:15

Women trade unionists from IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in the MENA region are to launch a campaign to combat violence against women in the workplace, following an IndustriALL and FES workshop in Tunis.

IndustriALL Global Union is looking for a Director for Automotive and Rubber Industries

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 08:07

IndustriALL is looking for an experienced director to lead our work in the automotive (production, research and development, distribution and service in the automotive industry and in the supply chain) and rubber (research and production of synthetic rubber and composites and fabrication of both natural and synthetic rubber products) industries as part of our industrial team. The position is based in Geneva and involves frequent travel.

How can unions promote sustainable industrial employment in South Asia? IndustriALL affiliates are figuring it out.

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 07:49

On August 8-9, IndustriALL affiliates from Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka met in Kathmandu to discuss how to implement IndustriALL’s sustainable industrial employment agenda in their countries and to devise a regional strategy.

Indian mine unions to launch joint campaign for adoption of ILO convention 176

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 07:32

At the national mining conference on 2 – 3 August, Indian mining unions decided to intensify efforts to improve safe working conditions, protect the rights of precarious workers and called for a Just Transition when combatting climate change.