Spain: thousands join Madrid march against trade unionist trial

09.02.2016 An estimated 5,000 people braved the wind and rain on a three-hour march in Madrid today to protest against the trial of eight trade unionists facing a total 66 years in prison for going on strike.

Workers in Argentina face lay-offs

08.02.2016 Workers in both the public and private sectors in Argentina are facing lay-offs and dismissals. IndustriALL Global Union rejects these measures and urges President Mauricio Macri’s government to promote social dialogue and respect workers’ rights.

Georgian glass factory workers on strike

05.02.2016 Workers at the Ksani glass container factory went on strike on 5 February, after management continued to neglect union demands to sign a collective agreement and increase wages.

Stalemate continues at Morocco’s only oil refinery

05.02.2016 A thousand workers at Morocco’s sole oil refinery are still in the dark about their future after the plant suspended production in August 2015 owing huge debts.

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Unions - voice of social justice in Davos

27.01.2016 Global union leaders tell political leaders and business executives at the World Economic Forum in Davos that we need to build societies based on social justice and take care of workers in the ongoing industrial and energy revolutions.

LafargeHolcim contract workers achieve fair settlement in India

04.02.2016 After years of struggle, Indian cement union, PCSS, has reached a fair settlement for over 1,000 contract workers at Holcim (now LafargeHolcim). 

IndustriALL and ITUC support Indonesian living wage struggle

04.02.2016 Speaking at a joint press conference in Jakarta today, ITUC and IndustriALL general secretaries Sharan Burrow and Jyrki Raina urged the Indonesian government to return to the bargaining table with unions to increase the minimum wage .

15,000 protest against TPPA in New Zealand

04.02.2016 An estimated 15,000 people demonstrated through the streets of Auckland, New Zealand, on 4 February, as ministers from 12 countries met in the city to sign a divisive trade deal. 

Bangladesh garment factories still not safe

03.02.2016 Dangerous garment factories are still a reality in Bangladesh as yet another fire erupts in Dhaka’s garment district.

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