Romanian unions demand restoration of labour rights

01.12.2015 As attacks against workers’ rights continue and precarious employment is on the rise, trade unions are pressing the government in Romania to reform the Law on Social Dialogue and re-establish full collective bargaining rights. 

IndustriALL COP21 blog

30.11.2015 IndustriALL Global Union's director of sustainability, Brian Kohler, reports from the crucial climate summit taking place in Paris...

Landslide kills jade workers in their tents

27.11.2015 At least 117 people were killed in a landslide in the jade mining area in northern Myanmar on 21 November. Workers and their families were asleep in their tents that were buried under the piles of rubble.

Coordinating the fight against precarious work in Morocco

27.11.2015 Despite protective legislation, precarious work is rapidly increasing in Morocco. IndustriALL‘s affiliates are fighting back, converting thousands of precarious workers into permanent workers.  

IndustriALL in solidarity with CNM/CUT after attack

27.11.2015 The offices of the National Confederation of Metalworkers (CNM-CUT) in Brazil, an IndustriALL affiliate, were attacked on 25 November. IndustriALL abhors the violence and expresses its solidarity with the workers.

Three years after Tazreen fire, brands must pay compensation

19.11.2015 On the third anniversary of the Tazreen factory fire in Bangladesh, IndustriALL Global Union is calling on international brands that sourced from the garment factory to pay into the fund for victims. 


Colombian trade union leader Francisco Ramirez Cuellar is under serious threat because of his trade union activism. IndustriALL is demanding that his life be protected.

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Gerdau workers in Brazil face anti-trade union practices

26.11.2015 The Brazilian company Gerdau’s anti-trade union practices are violating the freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining. IndustriALL calls on the company to respect workers’ rights in Brazil and expresses its total support and solidarity for the workers.

El Corte Ingles and BRAC pay into Tazreen fund

25.11.2015 The day after the third anniversary of the Tazreen garment factory fire in Bangladesh, the compensation fund for victims has received two significant donations.

GS Corner

Climate change requires Just Transition

24.11.2015 IndustriALL Global Union supports a strong worldwide agreement in the COP21 talks in Paris in order to manage climate change. But we need to take care of our workers. That means industrial transformation and just transition into a low-carbon society.

Longstanding conflict in Burkina Faso far from over

25.11.2015 110 agency workers at Nord Gold Bissa mine in Burkina Faso have been fired following a conflict with the agency employer Exterhum Africa, which has been going on for more than six months.

Acting to end violence against women

25.11.2015 Today is the United Nations’ international day for the elimination of violence against women. It marks the start of 16 days of action across the world that end on 10 December, Human Rights Day.