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Project strengthens international youth movement

11 hours 56 min ago

A group of young workers from Latin American and Germany attended the final stage of a three-year trade union exchange programme, where they presented projects designed to organize young workers in their unions.

Caterpillar trade union network masters challenges and makes progress

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 11:00

More than 30 trade union delegates from North America, Brazil, Europe, Japan and India from unions at multinational mechanical engineering giant Caterpillar met in Frankfurt, Germany, from 22 to 23 June. 

Trade union network at John Deere favours social dialogue

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 09:08

Trade union delegates from all continents where John Deere operates came together and discussed their needs at the growing multinational in Frankfurt, Germany, from 20 to 21 June. 

Turkish sock and underwear factory sacks union members

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 04:40

Beks Sock and Underwear Factory – which produces for H&M, M&S and Tchibo – has fired union members in response to an organizing drive.

Uruguayan metalworkers reach agreement with CIMSA after strike and other action

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 02:53

Uruguayan metalworkers have reached agreement with CIMSA after going on strike in support of demands for the company to comply with collective agreements and payment of wages.

IndustriALL takes workers’ and union rights to the International Labour Conference

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:19

After two weeks full of intense activity and meetings the International Labour Conference ended in Geneva on 17 June.

DIAM sacks 80 Turkish union members by text message

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:46

French-based multinational “merchandising solutions” company DIAM sacked 80 union members at its plant in Turkey after an organizing drive.

Worker safety prioritized by IndustriALL Bridgestone union network

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:09

IndustriALL trade union affiliates from four continents met on 19 to 21 June in Madrid to build on and continue coordination and information exchange at one of the longest standing union networks of IndustriALL.

Union communicators meet in Budapest

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 09:29

IndustriALL Global Union and industriAll Europe held a European union communicators’ forum at the headquarters of VDSZ union in Budapest, Hungary.

Grasberg: 4,220 workers fired as strike extended for third month

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 09:12

IndustriALL is planning a high level mission to Indonesia to intervene in this increasingly bitter dispute.

Aerospace unions to confront anti-union campaigns

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 06:19

The world’s most powerful aerospace unions met in Paris, France, for an IndustriALL Global Union network meeting on 19 and 20 June 2017. 

IndustriALL celebrates 5 years

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 11:08

Five years since its founding Congress in Copenhagen, IndustriALL Global Union has kept its promise to be a campaigning organization becoming a powerful force in fighting for workers’ rights and social justice worldwide. 

AKG Thermotechnik fires union leaders in Turkey

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 08:44

German radiator and cooling system manufacturer AKG Thermotechnik has dismissed union leaders from its plant in Izmir, Turkey.

Garment employer files charges against workers

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 08:31

Workers at the Azim Group’s Orchid and Savar factories in Bangladesh, were attacked at the factory gates for wanting to form a union. Now company management has filed criminal charges against 61 of its workers.

IndustriALL calls on Ukrainian government to enforce health and safety in mines

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 08:24

Miners in Ukraine continue to endanger themselves going down the pit. Four miners, members of IndustriALL affiliate the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine, were seriously injured in an explosion on 12 June. IndustriALL supports Ukrainian trade unions in their demands to improve health and safety at enterprises without delay.

Algeria: Crackdown on free unions taken to the ILO

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 08:11

Trade unionists from Algeria have been in Geneva, Switzerland, for the International Labour Conference (ILC) to appeal to the ILO to help stop the growing repression against independent unions in the country. 

Philippine pharmaceutical unions to increase cooperation

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 03:12

11 union leaders in eight pharmaceutical companies operating in the Philippines met for a one-day strategic meeting on 24 May in Manila, to exchange information and launch a discussion on future coordination through network building.

Renault blacklisted by Swedish investment bank

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 10:35

Following labour violations at the Renault Oyak plant in Bursa, Turkey, major Swedish bank SEB has blacklisted the French auto manufacturer, referring to events in February last year when local management used police to forcefully remove protestors.

Workers arrested after a protest at SiderPerú Gerdau

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 09:53

Police in Peru arrested five workers from SiderPeru Gerdau for participating in a 24-hour strike and a protest against the company’s reluctance to engage in productive collective bargaining.

 

Turkish glass workers win large increase after unprecedented action

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 07:13

Glass workers at Şişecam factories in Turkey have signed a collective agreement that includes a good wage increase after staging work-ins at nine factories.

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