South Africa: Footwear strike for a living wage enters second week

17.07.2018 Thousands of workers in the footwear sector are on strike for a second week demanding a wage increase of 9.5 per cent while the employers are offering 6.25 per cent.

India: Six workers die at Gerdau steel plant

13.07.2018 Six workers died and three more workers are under treatment in a gas leak accident at the Gerdau steel plant at Tadipatri of Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh on 12 July. 

Turkish court sentences Soma bosses up to 22 years in prison over deadliest mine disaster

13.07.2018 After a four-year judicial process, a local penal court in Turkey has handed down prison sentences to the former management of the Soma mine following the killings of 301 people in the country’s worst ever mining disaster in May 2014. 

Unions form global network and seek to expand partnership with ArcelorMittal

13.07.2018 Unions at ArcelorMittal have formed a global network and committed to pursue global social dialogue with the world’s largest steel company.

Signatories to the 2018 Accord

06.07.2018 A list of brands and retailers that have signed the 2018 Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh.

IndustriALL's Global Framework Agreements

17.04.2018 Global Framework Agreements are negotiated on a global level between trade unions and a multinational company. To date, IndustriALL has signed 44 GFAs with multinational companies.

Norwegian oil company to collaborate with Ghanaian unions

13.07.2018 Norway’s Aker Energy, which bought oil exploration and production licences for the Tano Cape Three Points Block in Ghana from Hess Corporation early this year will collaborate with trade unions on workers’ rights  including freedom of association and the right to organize, membership recruitment, and social dialogue.

Zambia: Mining union on recruitment blitz

12.07.2018 “I will be smiling all the way to Kitwe,” says Brenda Mufika, the Copperbelt Regional Coordinator, of the Mine Workers Union of Zambia (MUZ), after signing a recognition agreement with Smech Engineering Services in the Sinazongwe District of the Southern Province of Zambia on 12 July.

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