Wage Strategies in a Global Economy: free online course

21.09.2017 The Global Labour University – a partnership between the ILO, prominent universities in five countries, national and global trade unions and foundations  – is offering a free online course designed to develop the bargain strategies of trade union activists.

South Africa: Unions prepare for national strike against corruption and retrenchments

21.09.2017 The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) has called for a national strike on 27 September to protest “state capture”, corruption and retrenchments.


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India: Two workers killed in Ambuja cement plant in Chattisgarh

20.09.2017 On 17 September 2017 two contract workers were killed in a horrific accident at the Ambuja cement plant of the LafargeHolcim group at Bhatapara in the state of Chhattisgarh, India.

Signatories to the 2018 Accord

27.07.2017 A list of brands and retailers that have signed the 2018 Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh.

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Rubber workers celebrate global unity

20.09.2017 Kick-starting a new four-year period, leading trade unions in the rubber sector held a world conference this week and resolved to take joint and coordinated actions to tackle common challenges in the sector.

Kazakh trade unions sue ArcelorMittal for not respecting collective agreement

20.09.2017 The Metallurgical Workers' Union Zhaktau and Mineworkers’ Union Korgau at ArcelorMittal Temirtau in Kazakhstan initiated a lawsuit against the company for failure to conclude a new collective agreement and for not respecting social benefits and guarantees of employees.

Unions around the world launch campaign against Glencore for violations of workers’ rights

14.09.2017 At a press conference in Bogotá́, Colombia, today, IndustriALL Global Union and its affiliates launched a world-wide campaign against Glencore’s violations of labour rights. 

South Africa: Striking against precarious work in the plastics sector

14.09.2017 Fed up with precarious working conditions of short-term contracts, low wages and no benefits, workers at Mpact Plastics and Flexible Plastics and Packaging in Pinetown, about 22km from Durban, South Africa went on strike on 13 September. Organized by IndustriALL affiliate, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), the strikers were demanding permanent jobs and equal pay for work of equal value for contract workers, better wages, overtime pay, and benefits such as medical aid and pension.

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