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About 60 delegates from different countries all over the world with presence of the leading cement and construction materials producer, LafargeHolcim came to Hyeres, France for their third world union conference from 17 to 19 October 2016.
IndustriALL Global Union has released a report with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) highlighting the medieval practices carried out by Samsung against its 1.5 million workers.
Today, the World Day of Decent Work, leaders of unions at all major Rio Tinto operations in 13 countries sent a letter to Rio Tinto’s CEO calling for a limit on Rio Tinto’s use of precarious work and improved conditions for their precarious workers.
Today, IndustriALL Global Union and Tchibo signed a global framework agreement in Hamburg, empowering workers and unions at Non Food supplier companies of Tchibo to bargain collectively on wages, social benefits and working hours in their companies and across the industry.
On 13-15 September, more than 30 workers’ representatives of HeidelbergCement and former Italcementi gathered in Hockenheim, Germany.
Trade union representatives from IndustriALL Global Union, IndustriAll Europe, USW, UNITE and Community called for a global strategy to combat steel dumping at the 81th session of the OECD’s Steel Committee in Paris last week.
In a joint statement, IndustriALL Global Union, UNI Global Union, the ITF and IUF global unions and the ITUC are calling on IKEA to end anti-union activities in the US. The call comes as workers at a US IKEA store are being prevented from organizing by a campaign of misinformation and obstruction by management.
14 June was a day of struggle for Brazil’s oil industry workers defending the state oil company Petrobras and the Pre-Salt oilfields. Workers have called on the general public to unite to resist and win the battle.
Jyrki Raina addressed the International Labour Conference 2016 in Geneva in the context of the discussion on decent work in supply chains. He joined the global union movement in calling for new standards to address labour rights violations in supply chains of multinational companies.
The spread of production tied to multinational corporations (MNCs) worldwide has driven employment growth in many countries. And it has brought new challenges to the union movement. How can MNCs be held accountable for labour rights violations in their supply chains in the absence of global rules and enforcement mechanisms?
Preparations for IndustriALL Global Union’s 2nd Congress in Brazil, organizing and campaigning, climate change and Industry 4.0 were key subjects debated by 200 participants at the Executive Committee meeting in Frankfurt on 25-26 May.
Unions affiliated to IndustriALL and the ITF met in Aberdeen to develop a common strategy to resist the assault on quality jobs by employers in the North Sea.
IndustriALL Global Union’s seventh edition of Global Worker is out and includes a new set of profiles, reports and interviews from a workers’ perspective.
In the week leading up to STMicroelectronics’ annual general meeting (AGM) on 25 May, unions in France, Italy and Malaysia are protesting against the company’s financial strategy, as workers are being laid off despite an increasing workload.
The textile, garment, shoe and leather industries employ 60 million people globally. On 22 – 23 May, union leaders from around the world met in Frankfurt for IndustriALL’s first world conference on the sector, discussing challenges and achievements.
The global framework agreement (GFA) between IndustriALL Global Union and Spanish retail giant Inditex, was the basis for a meeting in Ho Chi Mihn City, Vietnam, where discussions centred on the creation of a national Inditex trade union network.
Thousands of steel workers marched in Brussels on 15 February to call on the European Commission to act on the increasing threat to their jobs posed by imports of cheap steel from China.
An estimated 15,000 people demonstrated through the streets of Auckland, New Zealand, on 4 February, as ministers from 12 countries met in the city to sign a divisive trade deal.
As world leaders convene in Davos for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF), this year’s theme on the fourth industrial revolution is set to have a major impact on IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliates around the world.
A new report by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has revealed a hidden workforce of 116 million people working in the global supply chains of only 50 companies.
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