16 December, 2016The latest issue of IndustriALL’s biannual magazine ‘Global Worker’ is available now in print and on our website.
The new colourful edition includes a full report and pictures from our mighty IndustriALL 2nd Congress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Around 1,400 members from trade unions across the globe attended the Congress in October.
There’s also an interview with IndustriALL’s new General Secretary, Valter Sanches, and an insight into the political persecution being endured by former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio ‘Lula’ da Silva, who gave a rousing speech at the Congress opening ceremony.
Continuing the Latin American theme, there is a feature on trade unions’ role in the peace process in Colombia. A resolution supporting peace in the fractured country was unanimously adopted by IndustriALL affiliates at Congress.
Plus you can read about our newly approved affiliate in Iran, the Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran, which joined IndustriALL earlier this year.
Union building is an integral part of IndustriALL’s work and transforming how we organize is subject to a special report in this edition of Global Worker.
The challenges of organizing in Somalia as it emerges from a long civil war are immense, particularly in a society where the rule of law is weak. Read our fascinating interview with Omar Faruk Osman, general secretary of the Federation of Somali Trade Unions in our organizing in a fragile environment piece.
Plus if you subscribe to Global Worker you will find a stunning Congress poster to keep as a souvenir!