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28 April is International Day to Commemorate Dead and Injured Workers. The day is celebrated around the world, and is also called International Workers’ Memorial Day, the Day of Mourning, or World Day for Safety and Health at Work.
36 women delegates from IndustriALL affiliates in Sub-Saharan region gathered in Accra, Ghana to discuss challenges faced by women of the region and the ways to overcome them.
20 April will be the tenth anniversary of the tragedy at the Lázaro Cárdenas steel plant, Mexico. Two workers were killed in a federal and state security forces operation to evict them from the plant.
As one of the worst industrial disasters in recent history, the Rana Plaza factory collapse is a reminder that disregarding human and labour rights can cost lives. Three years on, Bangladesh’s garment industry is starting to feel the benefits of the Accord on Fire and Safety in Bangladesh.
Toxic gas inhalation causes death of one shipbreaking worker with another battling for life.
28 April is International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured Workers. Let’s put pressure on countries to ratify ILO Convention 176, and end the safety crisis in mining!
The Pulp and Paper Work Group of IndustriALL Global Union brings together leading trade unions in the sector to plan and coordinate joint work. At the meeting on 4 April in Pittsburgh hosted by the United Steelworkers (USW), the unions exchanged information on employment, bargaining and the industry as a whole, and made campaign plans.
IndustriALL Global Union is teaming up with sister organizations, the Building and Wood Workers International (BWI) and the European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW), to launch an online petition calling on LafargeHolcim to respect workers’ rights and improve health and safety jointly with the trade unions .
Workers at Lexmark's factory in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico are suffering poor working conditions with low pay and unsafe workplaces. When they tried to fight for their rights and organize an independent union, they were unfairly dismissed. IndustriALL Global Union calls on the Conciliation and Arbitration Board (JCA) to order their reinstatement.
A new publication on “Safety and health for sandstone mine workers” has been released by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and IndustriALL Global Union. It aims to strengthen the capacity of informal sandstone mine workers to understand and improve workplace safety and prevent child labour.
Seven workers are confirmed dead at the Katanga mining company’s copper and cobalt mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The mining industry in Pakistan is in the grip of a safety crisis as the avoidable loss of workers’ lives continues in the country.
Three members of IndustriALL affiliate Mexican Miners and Metalworkers’ Union (SNTMMSRM), were physically assaulted when returning to work after winning a court case against the mining company Fresnillo PLC.
A sector in crisis should promote dialogue and cooperation instead of using the crisis as a pretext to get rid of acquired rights. This is IndustriALL Global Union’s message to Cerrejon, on the eve of a strike vote provoked by the company’s refusal to negotiate a collective agreement.
36 people, including rescue personnel, have been killed by three explosions on 25 and 28 February, at the Severnaya coalmine in Vorkuta, Russia.
Three coal miners were killed by poisonous gas in a mine in the Duki area in Pakistan on 19 February.
Ten years after the mining homicide at Pasta de Conchos, Mexico, the government has still not conducted a thorough investigation into the real causes of the disaster, brought those responsible to justice, recovered the bodies or compensated the families of the victims.
Workers at Havells Sylvania in Colombia held a protest march to pressure the lighting company into accepting responsibility for exposing them to toxic levels of mercury.
Dangerous garment factories are still a reality in Bangladesh as yet another fire erupts in Dhaka’s garment district.
A delegation of IndustriALL Global Union affiliates took part in a meeting at the International Labour Organization (ILO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, aimed at improving health and safety for oil and gas workers in the Arctic.
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