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IndustriALL denounces Pakistan suicide attack

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 04:57

IndustriALL Global Union condemns the suicide bombing carried out by the Pakistani Taliban at a hospital in Quetta on Monday, which killed 70 people and left at least 120 injured.

The Olympic Games must respect workers’ rights while celebrating the human spirit

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 10:41

By Jyrki Raina, general secretary of IndustriALL Global Union.

Pakistan: mine deaths highlight urgent need to ratify ILO C176

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 09:18

Three workers have been killed and another seriously injured in an accident at the state-owned Shahrigh coalmine in Pakistan, emphasizing the urgent need for the country to ratify the ILO Convention 176 on Safety and Health in Mines.

Unions meet with EDF management for annual GFA evaluation

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 02:56

Representatives of unions and management from the French company EDF met in Paris to revive the GFA, officially called “Worldwide Corporate Social Responsibility Agreement”.

North Sea workers strike again as support floods in from around the world

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 10:04

Unite and RMT members working on seven Shell platforms in the North Sea will take further strike action on 4 and 5 August.

Latin American chemical sector workers prioritize networks

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 08:18

The second meeting of Latin American chemical sector workers took place in Montevideo, Uruguay on 28-29 July. The meeting stressed the importance of strengthening regional networks in order to achieve change and improvements for workers in the industry.

Asian garment unions push for higher wages

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 02:41

Meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, IndustriALL Global Union affiliates from seven Asian countries discussed how to strengthen their collaboration towards achieving living wages for garment workers in the region.

Regional paper and cellulose sector aims to form federation

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 03:31

More than 30 leaders of trade unions in the Latin American paper and cellulose industry shared ideas on forming a federation that would help to build networks and strengthen the industry in the region.

Victory at last for Bata workers in Mexico

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 09:47

IndustriALL Global Union is celebrating the end of a five-year conflict as the Sandak-Bata workers’ union has finally reached an acceptable agreement with Calzado Sandak, a Mexican subsidiary of the Swiss-headquartered multinational shoe company, Bata. 

Bangladesh shipbreaking workers trained in collective bargaining and health and safety

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 06:30

Shipbreaking workers in Bangladesh have been trained in collective bargaining, social dialogue, and health and safety at IndustriALL Global Union workshops in the Bangladeshi shipbreaking city of Chittagong. 

Key collective bargaining agreement signed in Sri Lankan free trade zone

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 06:02

IndustriALL affiliate the Free Trade Zone and General Services Employees Union signed an important collective bargaining agreement with Trelleborg Wheel Systems Lanka.

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.