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IndustriALL’s 3rd Congress elects new leadership to overcome challenges

16 septembre, 2021Originally planned to take place in Cape Town, South Africa, the Covid-19 pandemic meant that IndustriALL’s 3rd Congress instead became a virtual event from a television studio in Geneva. On 14-15 September, more than 3,000 delegates and observers from more than 100 countries discussed and debated, elected a new leadership and adopted an ambitious action plan for the next four years.

Three Zimbabwean textile, garment, shoe, and leather unions merge

16 septembre, 2021After years of negotiating for a merger, three IndustriALL Global Union affiliates organizing in the textile, garment, shoe, and leather sectors held their inaugural congress in Harare on 12 September to form the Clothing, Leather and Textile Workers’ Federation (CLTWF).

Union adopts a decent work campaign strategy for organizing artisanal and small-scale miners in Ghana

16 septembre, 2021IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Ghana Mine Workers Union (GMWU), says one of the strategies to organize artisanal and small-scale miners (ASM) is to adopt an approach that seeks to formalize and promote a decent work agenda in the informal mining sector.

IndustriALL Congress joins global day of action against military junta in Myanmar

15 septembre, 2021Today, on International Day of Democracy, IndustriALL’s 3rd Congress adopted an emergency resolution on Myanmar, supporting the call for comprehensive economic sanctions against the military junta, among other actions.

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14 septembre, 202114-15 September 2021

Workers call for solutions after DOW announces plant closure in Argentina

13 septembre, 2021Multinational DOW intends to close its only plant producing polyurethane in Argentina by May 2022. The shutdown will lead to the loss of 120 jobs at the factory and hundreds more indirectly.

IndustriALL Global Union condemns arrest of KCTU president YANG Kyeung-soo and demands his immediate release

4 septembre, 2021IndustriALL Global Union is outraged over the arrest of KCTU president YANG Kyeung-soo in the early hours of 2 September. The arrest came after Korean police raided the KCTU headquarters, dragging out YANG Kyeung-soo.

Chinese smart phone producer violates workers’ rights in Turkey

3 septembre, 2021When workers at Salcomp Turkey, business partner of one of the world’s leading smart phone producers, Xiaomi, exercised their fundamental right to join a trade union, they faced intimidation, threats and dismissals.  

Zimbabwean unions campaign against Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy

2 septembre, 2021Seven IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Zimbabwe are embarking on a campaign to encourage workers to get vaccinated against Covid-19 amid hesitancy caused by anti-vaccination messages on social media and other platforms.

Independent union next for workers at General Motors' Silao plant

2 septembre, 2021Workers at General Motors plant in Silao, Mexico, have formed a new union – the national union of automotive workers, SINTTIA. The union will seek to represent GM workers and negotiate a new collective employment agreement.