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Canada reverses course on asbestos

21 septiembre, 2012In an important development, Canada's Industry Minister, Christian Paradis, announced 14 September that Canada would drop its efforts to prevent the listing of chrysotile asbestos as a dangerous substance under the Rotterdam Convention. This may be a turning point in international efforts to ban asbestos.

Join the resistance against proposed regressive labour law reforms in Mexico

21 septiembre, 2012IndustriALL Global Union and its activist affiliates of the Tri-National Solidarity Alliance (TNSA) are leading opposition to dangerous labour law reform to be fast-tracked through the Mexican parliament. The legislation would intensify the serious obstacles already facing workers and democratic trade unions in Mexico.

Workers celebrate agreements with ArcelorMittal in Pittsburgh and Monrovia.

20 septiembre, 2012IndustriALL Global Union U.S. affiliate United Steelworkers (USW) reached a tentative new three-year agreement with ArcelorMittal for the company's operations in USA. One month earlier, the United Workers Union of Liberia (UWUL) managed to get their first deal with the same company.

Unions are best way to prevent further disasters in Pakistan

20 septiembre, 2012IndustriALL Global Union argues that freedom of association and trade unions are the best way to prevent further workplace tragedies, after it is revealed that certification of the Ali Enterprise factory in Pakistan by a prominent monitoring group issued just weeks earlier did not prevent the fire that killed nearly 300 workers, many of them trapped behind locked exit doors.

Unions are taking action to STOP Precarious Work

20 septiembre, 2012Globally unions are mobilizing to STOP Precarious work. In Indonesia, Mauritius, Hungary, the Slovak Republic, Germany, Thailand, Philippines, Colombia, South Africa and many other countries, unions are telling IndustriALL Global Union how they plan to mobilize their members against this tide.

Argentinian rubber workers with 23% salary hike

20 septiembre, 2012IndustriALL Global Union’s Argentinian affiliate SUTNA achieved 23 per cent net salary increases for members at the three tyre manufacturers operating in the country, Pirelli, Firestone and Fate.

Unions call for policies that favour development and equality

20 septiembre, 2012Addressing the UNCTAD Trade and Development Board, the ITUC shows that better policy choices can lead to better income distribution and reduce inequality

Wage deal at Lonmin but labour unrest continues in South Africa’s mining sector

20 septiembre, 2012After a six week strike and bloody unrest at Lonmin’s Marikana mine that left 45 people dead, workers have returned to work.

Tchibo second retailer worldwide to commit to groundbreaking fire safety programme

20 septiembre, 2012Bangladeshi garment suppliers under independent building inspections

Tchibo joins agreement on garment factory safety in Bangladesh

20 septiembre, 2012The German chain Tchibo has signed an agreement with unions and labour rights groups on factory safety in Bangladesh, where more than 600 garment workers have died in factory fires since 2006.