Italian metalworkers reach a new national collective agreement

02.12.2016 On 26 November, after 13 months of negotiations and a 20-hour strike, a new provisional national collective agreement has been reached between IndustriALL affiliates FIOM-CGIL, FIM-CISL and UILM-UIL and the employers’ associations Federmeccanica / Assistal, thus ending an era of separate agreements.

Nicaragua: labour conflict criminalized as protesting workers sentenced

02.12.2016 In a case that sets a disturbing precedent, twelve workers have been found guilty on a range of charges after a labour conflict escalated in a free trade zone.

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Chevron workers in Bangladesh protest against layoffs

02.12.2016 Chevron, one of the world’s major oil corporations and the biggest foreign direct investor in Bangladesh, has dismissed 145 workers in its Bangladesh operations, as the company plans to sell its assets in the country.

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EU must address Sri Lanka’s labour violations before granting trade preferences, says IndustriALL

02.12.2016 IndustriALL Global Union, Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) are calling on the European Union to adopt a roadmap to improve labour rights in Sri Lanka before the country can benefit from preferential access to European markets.

Massive global support for #KoreaGeneralStrike

01.12.2016 Global support for the general strike in Korea shows trade union solidarity reaches far and wide. Korean unions are under heavy attack from the government and unions and workers around the world have responded in force.

Unions in Burkina Faso and Senegal fight back against precarious work

01.12.2016 The lives of hundreds of precarious workers have been dramatically improved by unions after they were regularized and organized in a campaign against precarious work.

Lesotho: unions demonstrate to save AGOA

01.12.2016 IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the Independent Democratic Union of Lesotho (IDUL) joined civil society organizations in a demonstration in the capital, Maseru, on Sunday 27 November 2016 to demand a return to the rule of law.

French National Assembly approves law on supply chain responsibility

01.12.2016 France has taken a step closer to adopting a law requiring companies to take greater responsibility for working conditions and environmental risks in their global supply chains.

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