IndustriALL raises labour matters at Glencore annual shareholders’ meeting

24.05.2017 At Glencore’s 2017 annual general shareholders meeting in Zug, Switzerland on 24 May, IndustriALL Global Union, together with its affiliates UNIA of Switzerland and USW (Workers Uniting North America) expressed serious concerns on the growing list of violations that continue to impact workers and communities at many of the company’s operations.

Freeport fires 2,000 workers as Grasberg strike enters second month

24.05.2017 PT Freeport Indonesia has terminated 2,018 workers taking strike action at the massive Grasberg copper and gold mine in the Indonesian province of West Papua.

Turkish government bans glass sector strike

23.05.2017 The Turkish government yesterday banned IndustriALL affiliate Kristal-İş from taking strike action against multinational glass manufacturer Şişecam.  

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Global unions speak up for Kazakh trade unions

23.05.2017 Amin Yeleusinov, chair of the Trade Union of Oil Construction Company was sentenced on 16 May to two-years imprisonment in Kazakhstan. The trade union leader dismissed all charges against him as unjust.

Workers Uniting driving paper sector solidarity

22.05.2017 Two central affiliates in the IndustriALL pulp and paper sector, USW and Unite, continued building coordinated action with common employers last week together with IndustriALL.

Labour leaders lay down demands to G20

22.05.2017 Leaders of Global unions and trade unions in countries of the G20 nations gathered in Berlin for the Labour 20 Summit on 16 and 17 May, to demand a more inclusive, sustainable and responsible model of globalization. 

IndustriALL and global brands take ACT to G20

19.05.2017 ACT, IndustriALL’s initiative with global brands to achieve living wages in garment supply chains, was presented as a model for sustainable global supply chains at this year’s G20 Labour and Employment Ministers meeting, held in Germany. 

The role of the ILO

19.05.2017 The mission of the International Labour Organization (ILO) is to promote social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights, based on the founding principle that social justice is essential to universal and lasting peace.

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