Georgian glass factory workers on strike

05.02.2016 Workers at the Ksani glass container factory went on strike on 5 February, after management continued to neglect union demands to sign a collective agreement and increase wages.

Stalemate continues at Morocco’s only oil refinery

05.02.2016 A thousand workers at Morocco’s sole oil refinery are still in the dark about their future after the plant suspended production in August 2015 owing huge debts.

LafargeHolcim contract workers achieve fair settlement in India

04.02.2016 After years of struggle, Indian cement union, PCSS, has reached a fair settlement for over 1,000 contract workers at Holcim (now LafargeHolcim). 

IndustriALL and ITUC support Indonesian living wage struggle

04.02.2016 Speaking at a joint press conference in Jakarta today, ITUC and IndustriALL general secretaries Sharan Burrow and Jyrki Raina urged the Indonesian government to return to the bargaining table with unions to increase the minimum wage .

15,000 protest against TPPA in New Zealand

04.02.2016 An estimated 15,000 people demonstrated through the streets of Auckland, New Zealand, on 4 February, as ministers from 12 countries met in the city to sign a divisive trade deal. 

GS Corner

Unions - voice of social justice in Davos

27.01.2016 Global union leaders tell political leaders and business executives at the World Economic Forum in Davos that we need to build societies based on social justice and take care of workers in the ongoing industrial and energy revolutions.

Bangladesh garment factories still not safe

03.02.2016 Dangerous garment factories are still a reality in Bangladesh as yet another fire erupts in Dhaka’s garment district.

IndustriALL demands release of Iranian workers

03.02.2016 IndustriALL Global Union is calling on the government of Iran to immediately release 28 workers arrested on 26 January.

USA: 18,000 steelworkers approve 3-year contract

03.02.2016 IndustriALL affiliate United Steelworkers (USW) union have ratified a new three-year contract with U.S. Steel covering 18,000 workers at more than a dozen facilities across the United States.

General Electric plans to cut 6,500 jobs in Europe

03.02.2016 American technology and financial services giant General Electric plans to cut 6,500 jobs in Europe over the next two years, following a restructuring of the group. Trade unions are opposing the job slaying and demanding that the workers’ rights are respected in the process.

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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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