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IndustriALL Sub-Sahara Africa Regional Executive meets in Accra

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 04:28

More than 50 participants from 19 unions attended an extended IndustriALL Global Union Sub-Saharan Regional Executive Committee (REXCO) meeting in Accra, Ghana on 21 April. 

Ericsson global trade union network meets for the first time

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:43

Over 40 participants from 15 countries took part in the first meeting of the Ericsson global trade union network, organized by IndustriALL Global Union and UNI Global Union in Nyon, Switzerland on 26-27 April.

Nuclear unions commemorate 30th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:48

IndustriALL Global Union and its affiliate, the Nuclear Power and Industry Workers Union of Ukraine, held the International Nuclear Workers’ Union Network (INWUN) meeting in Kiev, Ukraine to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the tragedy at Chernobyl.

Steel workers in Trinidad and Tobago stand up and fight for their rights

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 03:36

Steel workers in the Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago are standing up and fighting for their jobs and their rights in the midst of the steel crisis gripping the country.

Today, we remember the dead and fight for the living

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:43

28 April is International Day to Commemorate Dead and Injured Workers. The day is celebrated around the world, and is also called International Workers’ Memorial Day, the Day of Mourning, or World Day for Safety and Health at Work.

African women stand up for better conditions

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 11:44

36 women delegates from IndustriALL affiliates in Sub-Saharan region gathered in Accra, Ghana to discuss challenges faced by women of the region and the ways to overcome them.

Bangladesh unions take forward demand for living wage

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 10:37

In a national workshop on the living wage held on 22 and 23 April 2016 in Dhaka, Bangladeshi unions resolved to intensify their campaign for a living wage.

Workers demand justice on third anniversary of Rana Plaza collapse

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 03:11

On 24 April, workers in Bangladesh and Pakistan remembered the dead and demanded improved factory safety, and punishment to those responsible for the garment factory tragedy in Bangladesh three years ago. 

Chernobyl workers also needed Just Transition

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 08:06

As we commemorate the Chernobyl nuclear disaster 30 years ago, we remember all the deaths and illnesses caused by radiation, but also those thousands of workers who needed Just Transition as the power plant closed down.

Experts to boost trade union rights in Inditex suppy chain

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 04:50

Brussels, Trade union experts are being designated to reinforce workers’ rights in the supply chain of the world’s largest fashion retailer, Inditex, in an agreement signed with IndustriALL Global Union today. 

The Miners commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Lázaro Cárdenas tragedy

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 02:49

20 April will be the tenth anniversary of the tragedy at the Lázaro Cárdenas steel plant, Mexico. Two workers were killed in a federal and state security forces operation to evict them from the plant.

Ensuring that the Global Framework Agreement with H&M is effective

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 09:28

The first meeting of the Bangladesh national monitoring committee was held in Dhaka on 21–22 April 2016 to discuss the implementation of the global framework agreement (GFA).

UK government agrees to part-nationalize steel plant after union campaign

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 09:07

The UK government has confirmed that it is willing to take a 25 per cent stake in the troubled Tata Steel plant in Port Talbot, Wales, as part of a rescue package.

Italian metalworkers hold a successful national strike

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 11:11

On 20 April, Italian metalworkers held a massive successful mobilization during a four-hour national strike across the country.

IndustriALL intervenes in steel industry crisis

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 10:35

IndustriALL participated in a high level OECD meeting held in Brussels to address the crisis in the steel industry.

Why boycotting brands won’t help garment workers

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 08:09

By Jenny Holdcroft, policy director at IndustriALL Global Union.

3 years on from Rana Plaza, the Bangladesh Accord is saving lives

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 05:14

As one of the worst industrial disasters in recent history, the Rana Plaza factory collapse is a reminder that disregarding human and labour rights can cost lives. Three years on, Bangladesh’s garment industry is starting to feel the benefits of the Accord on Fire and Safety in Bangladesh.

Workers at Italcementi prepare for a national strike

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:02

The Italian unions Feneal Uil, Filca Cisl and Cgil Fillea representing Italcementi cement workers, have announced a strike in response to the industrial plan proposed by the government, which may result in 415 dismissals this year and further 250 redundancies in 2017.

Bosch World Works Council addresses worker concerns

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 06:15

Unions raised their voice at Bosch through the company’s World Works Council on 12-14 April, in Abstatt, Germany.

Global Finmeccanica trade union network established

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 06:56

On 19 April 2016, meeting in Rome, trade unions representing Finmeccanica workers established a new global network to coordinate and build workers’ power.