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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.

We believe in women!

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 01:29

A statement from Monika Kemperle, assistant general secretary of IndustriALL Global Union, on International Women's Day. 

Workers assaulted and threatened at Fresnillo PLC after winning labour court case

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 09:00

Three members of IndustriALL affiliate Mexican Miners and Metalworkers’ Union (SNTMMSRM), were physically assaulted when returning to work after winning a court case against the mining company Fresnillo PLC.

Honda India workers face police violence in struggle for union rights

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 10:13

Workers at the Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India plant at Tapukara are facing severe repression for demanding trade union rights and regular contracts for precarious workers.

Russian union fights for mining jobs

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 07:54

On 28 February, around 2,000 workers at the Kachkanar Mining and Ore-Processing Plant in Russia held a rally to save their jobs and pay rate.

Canadian unions campaign for anti-scab law

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 04:56

Canadian unions, including IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the United Steelworkers (USW), have welcomed national legislation tabled by the New Democratic Party (NDP) to stop replacement labour in industrial disputes.

Colombia: IndustriALL backs Sintracarbon’s fight for a fair deal

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 04:30

A sector in crisis should promote dialogue and cooperation instead of using the crisis as a pretext to get rid of acquired rights. This is IndustriALL Global Union’s message to Cerrejon, on the eve of a strike vote provoked by the company’s refusal to negotiate a collective agreement.

Ivory Coast: oil workers’ union in clash with Petroci

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 08:48

SYNTEPCI, an IndustriALL Global Union affiliate in Ivory Coast, is fighting to secure legal rights for 48 workers laid off by state-owned oil company Petroci. 

Turkey: Renault dismisses workers using police violence instead of upholding commitments

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 07:45

The last few days have seen violent clashes between the police and dismissed workers, peacefully protesting to get their jobs back and the right to organize at car manufacturer Renault’s Turkish plant Oyak in the city of Bursa.  

Russia: 36 workers killed in mine tragedy

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 06:14

36 people, including rescue personnel, have been killed by three explosions on 25 and 28 February, at the Severnaya coalmine in Vorkuta, Russia.

Albanian union saves 300 mining jobs

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 10:11

IndustriALL affiliate the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Albania (SPMSH) saves 300 jobs in the Puka region.

Aerospace – a booming sector in the Middle East

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 10:24

The aerospace sector is booming in the Middle East and North Africa, and especially in Tunisia and Morocco. Although a relatively new sector, it already employs thousands of workers in both countries. Forecasts predict that the aerospace industry will continue to expand, given the geographical locations of the two countries, labour supply and government policies in attracting more investment to the sector.

Sri Lankan unions win concession from government

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 08:50

Trade unions in Sri Lanka receive confirmation that they will be consulted on proposed changes to labour laws.

Indonesian union adopts 40 per cent women quota

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 08:43

IndustriALL Global Union Indonesian affiliate, FSPMI, has adopted a 40 per cent quota for women in its leadership structures at its Congress on 10 February 2016.

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