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Over 100,000 take to the streets in Prague

3 May, 2012On April 21, 2012 trade unionists and representatives of civil society organizations assembled on Prague's Venceslas Square to protest against the current anti-social reforms and to call upon the Government to resign.

Indian trade unionists urge Government of Kerala to ban asbestos

4 May, 2012Observing International Workers' Memorial Day on April 27, 2012, at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, affiliates of BWI and IMF called on Mr.Oommen Chandy, Hon'ble Chief Minister, Government of Kerala to ban asbestos in the state.

Jailed Kosovo union president, Hasan Abazi, released

23 April, 2012Buckling to massive international pressure mounted by unions, activists and human rights defenders, Serbian authorities free Hasan Abazi , President of the Independent Metalworkers' Union of Kosovo International.

Young Colombian Trade Unionists of ICEM, ITGLWF, IMF Connect

11 May, 2012A two-day seminar of young trade unionists from the three Global Union Federations (GUFs) that next month will form IndustriALL came to important conclusions on May 10 and 11 in Colombia.

IndustriALL Global Union flag on top of the world!

31 May, 2012Three weeks before its creation, the flag of IndustriALL Global Union was installed on Mount Everest by the courageous climber Dorje Khatri, member of the central committee of the Union of Trekking Travel Rafting and Airline Workers in Nepal.

ILO must act on living wages and against precarious work

11 June, 2012Addressing the plenary of the International Labour Conference, Said Iqbal, the leader of IMF affiliate FSPMI, proposed that the ILC take action to improve wages and reduce precarious work.

Unions debate way forward on rights in Mexico

13 June, 2012Panel discussion on Protection Contracts and Freedom of Association in Mexico packs a full house at the International Labour Organization. Union representatives call for union building, solidarity, and direct action against the government and employers.

11 killed in RINL Visakhapatnam steel plant explosion

14 June, 201211 employees were killed and several sustained serious burn injuries in a major explosion on June 13, 2012 at RINL Visakhapatnam steel plant, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Lockheed replaces strikers with replacement workers

28 May, 2012Members of the International Association of Machinists, on strike since April 23 to defend pensions and other benefits at a Lockheed Martin plant in Texas, expressed outrage about the company's use of agency workers during the strike, risking the quality of the aircraft being produced at the site.

"Globalise social justice"

31 January, 2002Trade unions make joint statement to the World Social Forum (Porto Alegre) and the World Economic Forum (New York).