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Kazakhstan: independent union leader freed

24 May, 2018Amin Yeleusinov, former chair of the trade union of Oil Construction Company (OCC), was released from prison in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan on 22 May following a decision of the local court taken on 4 May.

Namibian union declares dispute over retrenchments of 600 workers at Langer Heinrich Uranium mine

30 May, 2018With hundreds of jobs at stake, and the Langer Heinrich Uranium (LHU) mine in Erongo Province – close to Swakopmund and Walvis Bay – negotiating in bad faith, IndustriALL affiliate the Mine Workers Union of Namibia (MUN) has declared a dispute to get fair compensation for workers facing retrenchment.

Brazilian oil workers temporarily suspend national strike

4 June, 2018IndustriALL Brazilian affiliate FUP temporarily suspended their 72-hour national strike when the court threatened the union with an extortionate fine of 2 million reais (US$540,000) per day, a clear violation of trade union rights.

Indonesian pulp and paper union calls 3-day strike

12 June, 2018Five hundred outsourcing workers at one of Indonesia’s largest pulp and paper mills will go on a three-day strike starting on 13 June.

IndustriALL Global Union’s statement on recent developments on steel and aluminium tariffs

1 June, 2018The US Administration announced yesterday the imposition of import tariffs on steel and aluminium against several countries. IndustriALL Global Union reiterates its position, which is line with the Political Resolution adopted at the Second Congress, the Declaration on the Global Steel Crisis, and our statement made on 23 March, which clearly states our commitment to play a leading role within the global trade union movement and wider society to advocate our vision of fair global trade that works for all.

Peru: Workers protest against abuses at Protisa

14 June, 2018On 11 June, workers at Protisa Peru mobilised to protest against job discrimination and the company’s systematic persecution of trade unionists.

Australia: CFMMEU tells Kimberly Clark to stop holding workers to ransom

28 June, 2018Workers have had enough at US-based tissue and personal care giant Kimberly Clark’s Millicent Mill in South Australia. The 265 members of IndustriALL’s proud affiliate CFMMEU have started strike action this week, announcing that they are “Fighting Back”.

In Iraq, trade unions are helping to rebuild popular power

26 June, 2018The Iraqi labour movement begun in the 1920s in the oil industry and amongst railroad workers. During his time at power, Saddam Hussein suppressed left-wing parties and only permitted weak unions controlled by the government. Under the recent US occupation, authorities kept unions and the left marginalised, while prioritising the privatisation of Iraqi industry.

Increasing young workers' participation in Philippine unions

27 June, 201827 young workers from national labour federations affiliated to IndustriALL met in Quezon City, Philippines, to discuss issues young workers are confronted with, as well as why workers, particularly young people, shy away from joining and participating in union activities.

IndustriALL raises Glencore human rights violations with UN Human Rights Council

28 June, 2018IndustriALL Global Union, together with The Europe-Third World Centre (CETIM), submitted an official statement to the UN Human Rights Council (UN HRC) on violations of workers’ human rights by Glencore.