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IndustriAll Europe takes protest to FIAT’s door

14 septiembre, 2012IndustriALL Global Union’s sister organization, IndustriAll European Union, mobilized workers of the Italian auto giant FIAT in a 400-strong demonstration that blocked the company’s headquarters on 7 September. Demonstrators denounced the proposed restructuring of FIAT’s bus and truck maker IVECO that threatens over 1,000 jobs in Europe.

14 Vietnamese tailors die in fire in Russia

13 septiembre, 2012A fire at one of the clandestine sewing factories in Yegoryevsk, Russia took 14 lives of migrant workers of Vietnamese origin, four people survived, one hospitalized with burns.

IndustriALL Auto Group Meeting: laying out strategy for the sector

13 septiembre, 2012More than 60 delegates of the IndustriALL Automotive Working Group met in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, on 11-13 September. In an industry slowly recovering from the crisis, organizing, global framework agreements, precarious work, and trade union rights violations are key issues.

Gerdau Diaco Muña workers create Sintrametal committee at Sibaté plant

13 septiembre, 2012In response to the dismissal of almost 300 workers at the end of August from two of Brazilian multinational Gerdau’s Colombian steel plants, a group of workers at Muña has decided to get organised and link up with the Sintrametal metalworkers’ union.

Gerdau sacks a total of 270 workers at two of its plants in Colombia

13 septiembre, 2012Gerdau has dismissed 180 workers from its Tocancipá plant and 90 from its Muña plant. Sintrametal is calling on the government to support the country’s workers. The company has blamed the economic crisis for the dismissals.

Two workers die in explosion at Usiquímica

13 septiembre, 2012The explosion of a tank of hydrofluoric acid has claimed two lives and injured ten workers in Guarulhos, Brazil. The cause of the explosion is still being investigated. The union is demanding that the guilty parties are punished.

Horror in Pakistan after 300 workers die

13 septiembre, 2012Over 300 workers were killed in devastating factory fires on 11 September 2012 at a garment factory in Karachi and a shoe factory in Lahore, Pakistan.

Say NO to the hazards of precarious work

13 septiembre, 2012The latest issue of Hazards magazine includes a detailed report on the challenges of precarious work and, with 7 October fast approaching, IndustriALL Global Union is calling on affiliates worldwide to mobilize and take action.

Dangerous Xstrata-Glencore merger close to reality

13 septiembre, 2012Six months after the mining giant Xstrata and the commodities trading giant Glencore first announced their merger, the US$36 billion deal now seems close. A new and final offer has an approval deadline of 24 September.

AMWU and IAMAW call on governments to reject TPPA proposals

13 septiembre, 2012AMWU and IAMAW raise concerns about the loss of government powers to act in the people’s interest as a result of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, which is entering the 14th round of negotiations in Virginia, USA this week, 6 to 15 September.