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.

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.

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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.

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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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.

IndustriALL files OECD complaint against steel producer Ternium

14.09.2017 IndustriALL Global Union has lodged an OECD complaint against multinational steel producer Ternium for refusing to recognize and negotiate with a trade union at its operations in Guatemala.

Four coal miners die in Pakistan

12.09.2017 The mine safety crisis in Pakistan continues, as at least four workers have been killed due to accumulation of poisonous gas in a coalmine in Quetta's Sanjdi area on 8 September 2017. According to reports today, another three workers have died under similar circumstances in a coalmine in the Harnai area.

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