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.
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.
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.
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.
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 has laid down the gauntlet to four of the world’s biggest lifts and escalators companies demanding better safety in the sector.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“Miners speak up against this new injustice! We give our complete support to the workers at Arneses y Accesorios,” announced IndustriALL Mexican affiliate Los Mineros.
Dialogue between IndustriALL Global Union affiliates and Rio Tinto about establishing agreed global labour principles and structures for enforcing those principles continues, following a management reorganization at the company.
Swift action by IndustriALL Global Union’s Bangladeshi affiliate, the National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF), in support of workers at Tejgaon Textile Limited (TTL) and Ananta Apparels Limited and Ananta Fashion Limited has resulted in significant victories.
Over 50,000 trade union members and workers from all over Ukraine rallied in Kiev on 6 July protesting against the sharp increase in utility tariffs.
In the last five years, 15 mineworkers at Bamangwato Concessions Ltd (BCL) mine in Botswana have died on duty in separate accidents. Despite numerous appeals to government to improve safety at the state-owned mine, conditions are in fact deteriorating.
IndustriALL Global Union and Italian energy giant Eni have renewed their global framework agreement, with improved rights for 33,000 direct employees in 65 countries including a world works council.
Compensation payments to the victims of the Tazreen Fashions fire in Bangladesh have finally been completed. More than a hundred people were killed and around 200 injured in the garment factory disaster in Ashulia on 24 November 2012.
After a five-year campaign, Colombian oil workers’ union USO, has won a major victory as state-owned oil company, Ecopetrol, takes full control of the country’s largest oilfield at Campo Rubiales.
More than 3,000 members of independent trade unions in Sri Lanka demonstrated against severe anti-union discrimination in Free Trade Zones (FTZs) in the country.