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The Turkish government yesterday banned IndustriALL affiliate Kristal-İş from taking strike action against multinational glass manufacturer Şişecam.
Amin Yeleusinov, chair of the Trade Union of Oil Construction Company was sentenced on 16 May to two-years imprisonment in Kazakhstan. The trade union leader dismissed all charges against him as unjust.
The mission of the International Labour Organization (ILO) is to promote social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights, based on the founding principle that social justice is essential to universal and lasting peace.
IndustriALL Global Union has written to the Minister of Labour in Algeria to condemn the de-registration of its energy union affiliate, SNATEGS, and the dismissal of its president, Raouf Mellal.
CFMEU delegate Dave McLachlan was sacked after a shift of miners at Appin mine stripped down to their underwear in protest at the lack of work clothes.
Han Sang Gyun, president of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), was awarded the Febe Velasquez trade union rights award at the Congress of the Dutch trade union confederation the FNV.
IndustriALL has taken part in a high-level mission to Turkey to hear first-hand from trade unions, politicians and civil society groups living under increasing repression in the country.
Algerian trade union leader and whistleblower, Mellal Raouf, will begin an appeal against his six-month prison sentence at a court in Guelma on 11 May.
Global trade unions are demanding the European Union holds Bangladesh to account over labour violations ahead of a key meeting to evaluate the Bangladesh Sustainability Compact on 18 May in Dhaka.
A fact finding mission to Sri Lanka, including Members of the European Parliament, has concluded that workers must have the right to organize and bargain collectively if the country is to be granted preferential trading conditions by the European Union.
**UPDATED** On 7 April the court of Astana sentenced Nurbek Kushakbayev to two-and-a-half years in a corrective labour colony for his calls to hold a strike. This is the first time a union leader has been prosecuted through the recently adopted Criminal Code. The judge has also satisfied the OCC’s demand to collect KZT 25 million (US$80,000) from Kushakbayev for alleged harm caused to the company. IndustriALL has joined a campaign against the criminalization of union activities in Kazakhstan.
International Trade Union Confederation and IndustriALL Global Union representatives visited Ukraine on 28 and 29 March to express solidarity with Ukrainian trade unions and highlight the problems faced by workers.
IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliate in Algeria has announced plans for a three-day national strike by workers at state-owned energy giant, Sonelgaz, on 11,12 and 13 April.
Colombia’s trade union centres are firm in their opposition against the country joining the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), because of persistent attacks on basic rights.
Union nº1 at the Escondida mine in Chile has ended a 42-day strike, using an article in the law allowing them to extend the current collective agreement for another 18 months.
IndustriALL Global Union is calling for the immediate release of at least nine trade unionists arrested on 21 March by security forces in Algeria.
Proposed amendments to the Labour Code in Belarus will significantly weaken workers’ rights and lead to social instability in the country say trade unions. The government’s proposals could be considered by parliament as early as April 2017.
1,000 workers at the Primero Mining Corporation in Durango, Mexico, are striking after negotiations with management on a new collective agreement failed.
IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Thailand have met with the Ministry of Labour in Bangkok to pursue concerns highlighted in a complaint made to the International Labour Organization (ILO).
Since December 2016 at least 26 trade unionists and garment workers have been jailed for trade union activity in Bangladesh, following demands to increase the minimum wage. Join IndustriALL Global Union in calling on the Bangladeshi government for their immediate release.
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