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IndustriALL welcomes the creation of the Trade Union of Industry Workers of Russia

28 abril, 2017Three major Russian unions have merged to form the Trade Union of Industry Workers of Russia (ROSPROFPROM). The unions are Trade Union of Defense Workers of Russia, the Textile Workers' Union of Russia and IndustriALL affiliate the Engineering Workers' Union of Russia.

IndustriALL raises labour matters at Glencore annual shareholders’ meeting

24 mayo, 2017At Glencore’s 2017 annual general shareholders meeting in Zug, Switzerland on 24 May, IndustriALL Global Union, together with its affiliates UNIA of Switzerland and USW (Workers Uniting North America) expressed serious concerns on the growing list of violations that continue to impact workers and communities at many of the company’s operations.

Global unions call for release of the union leader in Belarus

10 agosto, 2017IndustriALL Global Union and International Confederation of Trade Unions (ITUC), addressed a joint letter to the President of Belarus expressing deep concern and indignation over the recent searches in the offices of independent unions as well as the detention of a trade union leader.

Two workers killed in explosion at Gerdau Brazil

17 agosto, 2017Two Gerdau workers lost their lives on 15 August after an explosion at the company's steel plant in Ouro Branco, Brazil.

Violence breaks out at Grasberg mine as dispute drags on

21 agosto, 2017Clashes broke out on Saturday at Freeport’s Grasberg mine in West Papua, Indonesia, after striking workers blockaded the mine.

Fired by voicemail: an EDF worker speaks out

3 agosto, 2017On 29 June 2017, EDF Luminus management in Belgium abruptly sacked 14 workers. IndustriALL spoke to one of the affected workers.

SKF European Works Council and World Union Committee grow and get stronger

25 septiembre, 2017More than 40 trade union delegates from all regions where SKF operates met from 18 to 21 September 2017 in Gothenburg, Sweden, the home city and the headquarters of the global leader in bearings solutions including bearings, sealings and components. The World Union Committee now represents SKF employees from twenty countries.

South Africa: Thousands of workers support national strike

28 septiembre, 2017Thousands of workers took to the streets and marched in 13 towns across South Africa in support of a national strike against state capture and corruption on 27 September. The strike, which was a protected strike in terms of the law, was called by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU). IndustriALL affiliates the Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers Union, National Union of Mineworkers, and the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union took part in the strike.

Thousands protest to demand better wages in Bulgaria

2 noviembre, 2017Some 10,000 Bulgarian workers flooded the streets of Sofia on 27 October demanding decent incomes and workers’ rights. Members of the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (CITUB) from all over the country joined the march to the Council of Ministers.

Cement workers launch global union network at HeidelbergCement

2 noviembre, 2017Union delegates representing workers at HeidelbergCement, the world's second biggest cement and construction materials producer, have created a global trade union network.