Turkey: 130,000 metalworkers determined to strike

17.01.2018 After unions rejected the employers’ final offer, Turkish metalworkers are preparing to strike in around 180 workplaces, including major multinational companies such as Renault, Bosch, Fiat.

Trinidad and Tobago: OWTU protest at possible job cuts at Petrotrin

17.01.2018 Trinidad and Tobago’s government recently announced a restructuring of state-owned oil company Petrotrin, which is in debt due to the fall in oil prices and unpaid taxes. In response, IndustriALL affiliate OWTU is organizing protests at Petrotrin’s Trinmar offshore operations at Point Fortin.

370 Kyrgyz miners reinstated after mass layoffs

17.01.2018 Mining and Metallurgical Trade Union of Kyrgyzstan (MMTUK), an affiliate of IndustriALL Global Union, managed to safeguard labour contracts with 370 employees of the Chinese mining company Full Gold Mining in the Jalal-Abad region of Kyrgyzstan. The employer agreed not to conduct mass layoffs and transfer all the benefits from the previous labour contracts.

Taiwan: Trade unions condemn ‘worst ever’ labour law

17.01.2018 Trade unions and civil society in Taiwan are preparing to mitigate the effects of a recent amendment to the country’s labour legislation, which they describe as the worst in history.

Signatories to the 2018 Accord

18.01.2018 A list of brands and retailers that have signed the 2018 Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh.

Russia: Court rules to dissolve ITUWA

16.01.2018 IndustriALL Global Union strongly contests a court verdict to dissolve its Russian affiliate, the Interregional Trade Union Workers’ Association (ITUWA) for their alleged involvement in political activities and international work.

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Namibia: Union protest sloppy safety standards at Skorpion Zinc mine

15.01.2018 Hundreds of workers from IndustriALL affiliate, the Mineworkers Union of Namibia (MUN), from the Rosh Pinah branch, demonstrated against worsening health and safety standards at the Skorpion Zinc Mine, about 600 km from Windhoek, earlier this month.

Workers win recognition at Furukawa company in the Philippines

12.01.2018 Workers at Furukawa Automotive System Incorporated have won a major victory as the certification election held 9-10 January this year resulted in a landslide in favour of having a union at their workplace.

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