Workers strike at South African solar plant

15.03.2018 Ninety members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) from Abengoa Solar’s power plant in the Northern Cape are on strike to demand higher wages and benefits.

IndustriALL affiliates take part in the World Social Forum

15.03.2018 IndustriALL Global Union affiliates have been participating in the massive World Social Forum currently bringing together 20,000 activists from 120 countries, in Salvador, Brazil from 13 to 17 March.

Zambia: Building strong unions to confront hostile employers

15.03.2018 IndustriALL affiliates in Zambia, representing 57,000 workers in the chemical, cement, ceramics, textiles, mining, engineering and other sectors, met on 13 – 14 March to discuss how unions can build power and retain their legacy as key social actors in the country.

IndustriALL launches campaign for health and safety in Pakistan mines

15.03.2018 Ten IndustriALL Global Union affiliates are urging the government of Pakistan to ratify ILO Convention 176 (C176) on Safety and Health in Mines. This follows a decision by IndustriALL’s Executive Committee in November 2017, for a global campaign to end fatalities in Pakistani mines.

Signatories to the 2018 Accord

13.03.2018 A list of brands and retailers that have signed the 2018 Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh.

Victory as strike ends at Rio Tinto QMM in Fort-Dauphin, Madagascar

14.03.2018 Workers at Rio Tinto’s QIT Madagascar Minerals (QMM) operations downed tools twice in five days over management’s violation of their collective bargaining agreement relative to salary increases.  About 320 permanent workers out of 480 went out strike on 8 March.

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Sae a Tecnotex Nicaragua illegally dismisses health and safety reps

14.03.2018 Eight workers at the Sae A Tecnotex textile factory in Nicaragua have been fired illegally, and the union FESITEX is claiming a serious breach of freedom of association.  

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