IndustriALL COP24 Blog - Katowice, Poland

02.12.2018 IndustriALL Global Union's director of sustainability, Brian Kohler, reports from a trade union perspective on the climate change summit taking place in Katowice, Poland, from 2-14 December.

Chemical and pharmaceutical unions push for worker protections at ILO global forum

13.12.2018 IndustriALL Global Union trade unions from the pharmaceutical and chemical industries pushed for better worker protections at an International Labour Organization (ILO) global forum on digitalization and the future of work, from 10 to 12 December. 

German union IG BCE secures guarantees as Bayer set to slash jobs

13.12.2018 IndustriALL Global Union’s German affiliate, IG BCE, has signed a joint declaration with Bayer in Germany, providing protection for workers against dismissal until the end of 2025. The pharmaceutical giant is set to cut around 12,000 jobs worldwide. 

“We want an industrialized Africa” say IndustriALL affiliates

12.12.2018 Around 80 participants from 20 Sub-Saharan African countries attended IndustriALL Global Union’s Conference on Industrialization in Africa, in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 7 December 2018, to explore union strategies on sustainable industrialization of the continent.

Strong union presence in renewables is key to future

12.12.2018 IndustriALL Global Union affiliates from the mechanical engineering sector met in Gothenburg, Sweden, on 10 and 11 December 2018 to explore organizing in the rapidly growing renewables sector.

Signatories to the 2018 Accord

10.09.2018 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.

IndustriALL mounts pressure on Volkswagen to engage with US union

11.12.2018 IndustriALL Global Union is calling on German car manufacturer Volkswagen to immediately enter into bargaining negotiation with workers at the VW plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee represented by the UAW

Unions in Hungary protest against “slavery law”

11.12.2018 10,000 workers demonstrated in Hungary’s capital Budapest on 8 December, to protest against proposed changes to the labour law, by some critics dubbed a “slavery law”.

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