Global support for UK #heartunions campaign

13.02.2016 #heartunions week is a week-long campaign led by the British Trade Union Congress (TUC) to show all the good work done by unions. But it is also a protest against the suggested Trade Union Bill, aimed at effectively weakening unions in the country. Global union leaders meeting in London on 12 February expressed their full support for the campaign.

Colombia: workers at Havells Sylvania poisoned by mercury

11.02.2016 Workers at Havells Sylvania in Colombia held a protest march to pressure the lighting company into accepting responsibility for exposing them to toxic levels of mercury. 

IndustriALL calls on Pakistan to stop brutal repression

11.02.2016 IndustriALL Global Union has written to the Prime Minister of Pakistan to express solidarity with workers protesting against privatization and to urge the government to stop the brutal repression of peaceful demonstrations. 

Glencore unions build strength in Cape Town

11.02.2016 Trade unionists from Glencore operations around the world made their voices heard in Cape Town on 10 February under the slogan “Glencore – we demand justice now”.

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Unions - voice of social justice in Davos

27.01.2016 Global union leaders tell political leaders and business executives at the World Economic Forum in Davos that we need to build societies based on social justice and take care of workers in the ongoing industrial and energy revolutions.

Spain: thousands join march against trade unionist trial

09.02.2016 An estimated 5,000 people braved the wind and rain on a three-hour march in Madrid on 9 February to protest against the trial of eight trade unionists facing a total 66 years in prison for going on strike.

Workers in Argentina face lay-offs

08.02.2016 Workers in both the public and private sectors in Argentina are facing lay-offs and dismissals. IndustriALL Global Union rejects these measures and urges President Mauricio Macri’s government to promote social dialogue and respect workers’ rights.

Georgian glass factory workers on strike

05.02.2016 Workers at the Ksani glass container factory went on strike on 5 February, after management continued to neglect union demands to sign a collective agreement and increase wages.

Stalemate continues at Morocco’s only oil refinery

05.02.2016 A thousand workers at Morocco’s sole oil refinery are still in the dark about their future after the plant suspended production in August 2015 owing huge debts.

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