IndustriALL launches second issue of “Global Worker”

05.12.2013

The second issue of IndustriALL Global Union’s journal, “Global Worker”, was launched this week at the 4-5 December IndustriALL Executive Committee meeting in Geneva. Sign up to receive copies of the journal or view online.

IndustriALL continues to support the development of free and independent trade unions in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Over a year after the Arab Spring IndustriALL presents an in-depth feature in this edition of the Global Worker on this priority region. The feature includes an overview of cases in Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and Somalia as the struggle continues in the MENA.

A special report on Rio Tinto’s unsustainable corporate behaviour, exposes the human and trade union rights abuses that are taking place in Rio Tinto’s operations globally.

As IndustriALL continues to lead the struggle for garment workers in Bangladesh a report gives an overview of the ongoing developments in Bangladesh as more and more brands sign on to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety. (LINK accord)

IndustriALL interviewed Marcio Pochmann, an economist, researcher and professor at UNICAMP (Campinas University) on industrial policies and it’s importance in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The magazine also includes a profile of Angeline Chitambo of the Zimbabwe Energy Workers Union (ZEWU) as she fights on in the face of violations by the state owned Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA).  There are also profiles of The Trade Union of Metallurgy Mining and Chemical Industry Workers of Georgia (TUMMCIWG) and the newly formed UNIFOR in Canada.

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