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Tunisian metalworkers announce sector-wide strike

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:26

IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliate in Tunisia, the Fédération Générale de la Métallurgie et de l'Electronique - FGME-UGTT, has announced a three-day strike from 24 to 26 October 2017 by workers in the foundries and mechanical engineering sector.

Unions call to end grave human rights violations against Rohingyas in Myanmar

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 07:25

IndustriALL Bangladesh Council is calling on the international community to put ressure on the Myanmar government to end the campaign of genocide on Rohingyas, and take immediate steps to repatriate all Rohingyas with full dignity and safety.

A question of dignity: a dark year for Algerian unions

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 03:43

Algerian trade union leader, Raouf Mellal, is facing six months in prison for whistleblowing at one the country’s biggest enterprises Sonelgaz, while his union is courageously fighting a sustained attack on its members at the state-owned energy company.

Bangladesh Accord’s binding arbitration process scores legal win

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 02:13

A unanimous decision by an arbitral tribunal in The Hague bolsters the legally-binding enforcement mechanisms of the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety. The ruling, announced last night, allows complaints lodged by IndustriALL and UNI against two leading fashion brands to proceed to the next stage of arbitration, where they will be judged on their merits.

Number of fatalities rises to ten at Gerdau's Brazil plant

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 06:00

Another worker has died as a result of negligence at Gerdau's Ouro Branco plant in Brazil, bringing the total number of fatalities to ten in less than one year.

The Philippines : Amertron fires 532 union members

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 05:27

532 activists and members have been fired from Amertron Incorporated Philippines after forming a union.

Digitization and precarious work dominate Asia-Pacific oil and gas meeting

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 03:32

Thirty-five trade unionists from Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam gathered in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta for IndustriALL Global Union’s Asia-Pacific Oil and Gas Union Network meeting on 28-29 September 2017.

Inditex supplier unions meet in Hanoi to boost industrial relations

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:09

Thirty-three trade union leaders from Inditex supplier garment factory unions gathered in Hanoi, Vietnam from 6-7 October, for the second annual meeting to review their network’s activities for 2017, exchange best practices and set the agenda for 2018. 

India: Young trade unionists resolve to intensify union organizing

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 08:59

Youth representatives of IndustriALL Indian affiliates gathered in Mumbai on 9 - 10 October, 2017, and discussed challenges and strategies when organizing young workers.

IndustriALL affiliates mobilize to #STOPrecariousWork

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:28

Once again, IndustriALL Global Union affiliates across the world have come out in force to protest against precarious work on 7 October, the World Day for Decent Work. Here is a snapshot of some of the many actions by trade unions across multiple continents...

Unions take action against precarious work at Shell

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 09:29

Oil and gas unions representing workers at Shell operations in five continents took a stand against precarious work on 7 October, the World Day for Decent Work.

Georgian workers beaten by security guard

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 14:16

More than 200 workers at a windows and doors manufacturing company in Tbilisi, Georgia, have achieved justice after suffering violence and pressure from the employer and the police. 

India: Tata Steel subsidiary workers face police attack

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 07:01

In the night of 22 September, Tata Steel subsidiary Tayo Rolls workers and their families, including children, were brutally beaten up by the police while peacefully protesting against the company’s closure, demanding alternative employment or appropriate compensation.

IndustriALL issues investor briefing on Freeport

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 06:43

IndustriALL Global Union has issued a briefing to investors, warning them of the potential financial implications of human rights violations at the Grasberg mine.

Ukraine: new wave of protests against unpaid wages

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 08:40

Mine workers at two state enterprises in the Ukraine, Volynvuhillia in the Volyn region and Myrnohradvuhillya in the Donetsk region, have started protests, demanding the payment of salaries overdue for several months. The miners are supported by IndustriALL affiliates the Coal Mining Workers’ Union of Ukraine and the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine (NPGU).

Ternium CEO not yet fit for Steelie award

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 07:08

IndustriALL Global Union is questioning the nomination of the CEO of Ternium, one of Latin America’s largest steel producers, for a prestigious award by the World Steel Association (worldsteel).  

Thailand: auto parts maker Y-Tec fires workers for unionizing

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 06:03

Japanese-owned auto parts manufacturer engages in brutal crackdown after workers form union.

Global unions urge more brands to sign new Bangladesh Accord

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 06:56

Global unions, IndustriALL and UNI, are demanding fashion brands sign up to the second Bangladesh Accord for Building and Fire Safety. The extension of the Bangladesh Accord is currently the only credible way to ensure that life-threatening hazards are identified and remediated in garment factories.

Stop precarious work!

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 09:55

IndustriALL has a long-running camapaign to STOP Precarious Work. For 2017, these two films were developed in Spanish and Portuguese.

Kazakh court rejects union leader’s appeal for justice

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 09:21

The Shymkent city court refused to satisfy the appeal of the trade union leader Larisa Kharkova sentenced to a four-year restriction of her freedom based on “power abuse” accusations as chair of the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions of Kazakhstan.

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