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Workers at the Ksani glass container factory went on strike on 5 February, after management continued to neglect union demands to sign a collective agreement and increase wages.
Speaking at a joint press conference in Jakarta today, ITUC and IndustriALL general secretaries Sharan Burrow and Jyrki Raina urged the Indonesian government to return to the bargaining table with unions to increase the minimum wage .
Lee Youngjoo has not left her Seoul trade union offices for several weeks. If she does, she is afraid she will be arrested and put in prison like her colleague, Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) president, Han Sang-gyun.
In January, union members at French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Aventis in the Philippines, took action in different regions of the country to end a collective bargaining deadlock. Negotiations between the local union and the company management had broken down in September 2015 over wage increases.
IndustriALL Global Union Brazilian affiliate, CNM/CUT, is addressing the challenges facing industry with a workshop and book launch on 22 January in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
In the middle of the night on 13 January, 30 security guards boarded the Alcoa motor vessel Portland to remove five union crewmembers and escort foreign seafarers on to the ship that immediately left for Singapore.
Numbers vary, but up 30 workers are still not accounted for after a fire broke out on an oilrig offshore Azerbaijan in the Caspian Sea on 4 December. Strong winds and waves up to ten meters are believed to be behind a pipeline rupturing and starting the fire.
The Brazilian company Gerdau’s anti-trade union practices are violating the freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining. IndustriALL calls on the company to respect workers’ rights in Brazil and expresses its total support and solidarity for the workers.
IndustriALL offers its solidarity to the residents and workers of Mariana, Brazil, victims of the environmental disaster caused by the collapse of a dam at a mine owned by Samarco Mineração S.A. The tide of toxic sludge has killed nine people, flora and fauna, and 19 people are still missing.
Developing collective action to fight common challenges and build power, the leading trade unions from this diverse industry met at the IndustriALL Global Union World Conference for the Mechanical Engineering Sector.
IndustriALL Global Union and industriAll Europe, together representing more than 50 million workers around the world, condemn Friday´s terrorist attacks in Paris, France.
Trade union leaders in the chemicals and pharmaceuticals industries from all over Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) attended the first regional meeting of IndustriALL chemicals sector workers. The aim was to share and analyze the current trade union situation and labour relations and plan actions and activities on the problems that affect them.
SF Leather, the Turkish supplier of high-end handbag brand Mulberry has agreed to drop its court cases against a number of workers who joined the Deriteks trade union. IndustriALL Global Union campaigned for a Mulberry intervention to stop union busting at its supplier.
Outrage, protest and mourning in Turkey after around 100 people are killed, and hundreds are injured in two suicide bomb attacks on a rally called by trade unions and civil society organizations in capital city Ankara on 10 October.
This initiative launches a series of actions by IndustriALL to raise awareness of the social impact of precarious work. This includes the effects on workers’ lives, their families and also on their communities. Precarious work continues to increase. In some countries the majority of the workforce are contract workers, temporary agency workers, or short-term workers. This 7 October listen to these worker stories about how precarious work causes inequality and other social damage.
Meeting in Singapore on 29-30 September 2015, some 60 union leaders and representatives from 22 countries in each continent of the world representing Shell employees announced formation of a Global Union Network to fight back.
As millions of people flee persecution and poverty, European governments are struggling to find solutions in the spirit of solidarity and compassion. We need to take care of refugees, in Europe and elsewhere in the world.
A global day of action is set for 16 September, demanding justice for workers sacked for organizing a union at Mulberry’s Turkish supplier SF Leather.
Thanks to the strikes organized by Volkswagen and Mercedes Benz workers in Brazil and to national and international solidarity, the two companies have agreed to reinstate dismissed workers. When workers unite and fight for their rights, they can achieve their goals.
On 17 August, Volkswagen announced that 100 workers are to lose their jobs at its plant in Taubaté, Brazil. Workers have responded by declaring an indefinite strike. IndustriALL Global Union offers its support and solidarity to the workers and calls on the company to negotiate in order to avoid an unwanted dispute.
IndustriALL takes action at the global level to advance workers’ rights internationally and expose governments and companies that exploit workers and violate international labour standards.
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