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Norwegian oil company DNO uses Yemeni crisis as excuse to avoid paying staff

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 03:30

DNO has used the ongoing war and deteriorating political situation in Yemen to avoid responsibility for its staff.

ICT, E&E unions focus on challenges of “Industry 4.0”

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 04:42

Strong and sustainable industrial policy is required to tackle the challenges of the Industry 4.0, said unions at the IndustriALL Global Union’s steering committee on information and communication technologies (ICT), electrical & electronics on 6-7 April in Tokyo, Japan.

Another worker killed at Bangladesh shipbreaking yard

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 04:12

Toxic gas inhalation causes death of one shipbreaking worker with another battling for life.

Philippine unions advocate sustainable industrial policy

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 03:46

With the support of the IndustriALL South East Asia regional office, 13 federations affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union participated in a national forum held on 12 April at Quezon City, Philippines. The forum was aimed at setting a labour agenda advocating a sustainable industrial policy.

Kuwait oil unions announce indefinite strike

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 08:38

Oil unions call for indefinite strike after Kuwaiti Petroleum Corporation unilaterally imposes new conditions.

MENA auto unions meet in Morocco as car industry booms

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:38

Over 60 participants representing automotive workers in several transnational companies (TNCs) and their suppliers in the MENA region, gathered in Casablanca on 15 and 16 of March 2016 to look at ways of improving working conditions in the auto supply chain. 

Support the campaign to ratify ILO C176

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:33

28 April is International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured Workers. Let’s put pressure on countries to ratify ILO Convention 176, and end the safety crisis in mining!

Pakistan holds action day for victims of Ali Enterprises fire

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 08:58

IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Pakistan have been protesting in cities across the country calling for compensation for victims of the country’s worst-ever industrial accident.

Indian trade unions intensify struggle to win workers' rights

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 08:09

India’s central trade unions are calling on workers, peasants and citizens to join general strike on 2 September 2016 to defend workers’ rights. 

Workers ask Brazilian senator to mediate in dispute over union recognition at Nissan

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 07:05

After hearing evidence on Nissan’s anti-union practices in the USA, Senator Paulo Paim agreed to ask the Nissan CEO to allow unionisation of the plant.

VW Chattanooga workers win important victory

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 04:51

Workers at Volkswagen’s plant in Chattanooga, USA, are a big step closer to collective bargaining representation, as the US National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), rule to uphold the results of a democratic work place election in December 2015.

Facing the living wage challenge in Ethiopia

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 04:13

For Ethiopian unions, the achievement of living wages for their members is a key goal if the country’s development objectives are to be met, including becoming a middle-income country. Yet the mechanisms that unions could use to achieve this goal, namely systems for establishing a minimum wage or conducting industry bargaining, have yet to be developed in Ethiopia.

Inditex GFA - working towards a national trade union network in Vietnam

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 06:59

The global framework agreement (GFA) between IndustriALL Global Union and Spanish retail giant Inditex, was the basis for a meeting in Ho Chi Mihn City, Vietnam, where discussions centred on the creation of a national Inditex trade union network.

German steelworkers raise their voice

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 14:34

On 11 April, around 45,000 German steelworkers rallied in different cities all over Germany for the future of Europe’s steel industry. 

IndustriALL Pulp and Paper Work Group sets active agenda

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 06:49

The Pulp and Paper Work Group of IndustriALL Global Union brings together leading trade unions in the sector to plan and coordinate joint work. Meeting on 4 April in Pittsburgh and hosted by the United Steelworkers (USW), the unions exchanged information on employment, bargaining and the industry as a whole, and made campaign plans.

Sappi trade union network keeps momentum

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 19:20

Meeting alongside the United Steelworkers’, USW, paper sector conference in Pittsburgh, USA, the global trade union network of Sappi workers met to maintain its joint work

Hugo Boss continues to treat Turkish workers like garbage

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 10:02

In March, Hugo Boss fired Meryem Bicakci because she supports the Teksif trade union organizing at her factory. It is another sacking in a long-running union-busting campaign by the luxury fashion label at its largest production facility in Izmir, Turkey.

Demonstrations in Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil in defence of democracy

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 07:27

IndustriALL’s affiliates in Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil participated in a day of action held simultaneously in the three countries in support of the Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff, democracy and the rule of law.

Global unions demand social dialogue with LafargeHolcim

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 07:09

IndustriALL Global Union is teaming up with sister organizations, the Building and Wood Workers International (BWI) and the European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW), to launch an online petition calling on LafargeHolcim to respect workers’ rights and improve health and safety jointly with the trade unions .

Mine safety: It’s time to ratify ILO Convention 176

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 02:48

There is a safety crisis in the mining industry. But a solution exists: on International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured Workers, it is time for action on mine safety.