Los Mineros fight against layoffs at PKC and Teksid Mexico

25.08.2016 500 redundancies in Arneses y Accesorios PKC Group, and 100 in Teksid: this is the current situation faced by workers in Mexico. Members of Los Mineros, an affiliate of IndustriALL, are struggling to get reinstated and put end to anti-union practices.

Women trade union leaders in South East Asia develop gender equality and advocacy skills

25.08.2016 Training in gender equality and advocacy was held for women trade union leaders in Indonesia and the Philippines. Training is also scheduled for Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar.

Uruguay: paper union seeks to negotiate the rehiring of 270 workers

24.08.2016 Ninety percent of the workers of the National Paper Factory in Colonia, Uruguay, have been laid off due to the factory’s economic difficulties. FOPCU, an IndustriALL affiliate, is negotiating their rehiring with the company and the ministry of labour.

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Turkish workers strike at union busting Korean company Hyosung

22.08.2016 IndustriALL affiliate DİSK/Tekstil takes action against union busting South Korean company.

South African petrochemical workers win three-week strike

19.08.2016 On 17 August, the Chemical Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers Union (CEPPWAWU), an IndustriALL South African affiliate, signed new two-year agreement with the National Petroleum Employers' Association.

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Rio de Janeiro calling – A luta continua!

29.06.2016 In October, more than 1,000 union leaders from all five continents will gather to Rio de Janeiro for the second congress of IndustriALL Global Union, to take a number of important decisions, but also to show our support for Brazilian unions.

Turkey: IndustriALL repeats its call for full democracy as crackdown on fundamental rights escalates

18.08.2016 In the wake of the failed coup in Turkey on 15 July 2016, a state of emergency was declared, leading to an unacceptable crackdown on democratic rights.

Breakthrough for Ansell workers in Sri Lanka

18.08.2016 IndustriALL Global Union and its Sri Lankan affiliate the Free Trade Zones and General Services Employees Union (FTZGSEU) have finalized a Memorandum of Understanding with Ansell, putting an end to a long-running dispute with the multinational glove and personal protection equipment company.

Garment workers in Tamil Nadu, India, win minimum wage hike

18.08.2016 The Madras High Court verdict on 15 July upholding the Tamil Nadu governments’ order to increase minimum wages for garment workers by 64 per cent is a big victory. However, workers need strong unions in order to implement the wage hike.

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