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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.
Following dismissals and arrests at the hands of Arauco Argentina, workers from the SOEP trade union are demanding the reinstatement of their colleagues and better working conditions. IndustriALL Global Union supports the fight for their rights.
You can lend your support to the 1,140 mineworkers at the Odisha Project of Thriveni Earthmovers who are facing harsh retaliation from their employer to their effort to organize a union. The backlash has included death threats. Click here to write to the Thriveni management and local government.
American beer can giant Crown has damaged the lives of IndustriALL Global Union members in Canada, Turkey and Ghana over the last two years. USW members in Toronto voted on 19 July to accept a new collective agreement and end their determined 22-month strike.
Two unions affiliated to the FNTMMSRP (National Miners’ Federation of Peru), which is in turn affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union, face a decisive week in Peru. SUTRACOMASA (Union of Antamina Workers) will begin talks with Antamina on 21 July and SITRAMINA will meet representatives of Antapaccay S.A on 24 July to discuss the company’s anti-trade union practices. Both companies are partly owned by Glencore.
Nery Alvarez was killed in a workplace accident at the Gerdau-Laisa steel plant in Uruguay on 14 July. IndustriALL Global Union extends its sincerest condolences to his family and colleagues.
Harnessing global solidarity and ensuring better coordination to change the rules of the game in Mexico’s booming auto industry, was the main goal of a workshop organized in early July by IndustriALL Global Union with the support of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES).
17,000 Tata Steel workers in the UK will halt the country’s steel industry on 22 June in a strike rejecting proposed pension cuts.
Criticizing Granite management for breaking their word and continuing to treat Hungarian workers worse than colleagues elsewhere in the world, the members of VDSZ are preparing strike action at this General Electric subsidiary.
On 8 June the Joint Trade Union Coordination Centre of Nepal (JTUCC) organized a special Nepal Forum in support of Nepalese unions during the International Labour Conference in Geneva.
Widespread strong labour unrest in large auto and supplier factories in several cities of Turkey, particularly in Bursa, known as the capital of the auto industry, brings significant gains and commitments from employers for workers.
Around 200 delegates from some 40 countries representing chemical workers gathered in Hannover, Germany on 6 - 7 May. Participants at IndustriALL Global Union’s World Conference for the Chemical Industries debated challenges and identified responses of the unions.
A six-year legal battle came to an end when the United States Court of Appeal ruled in favour of US-based coal company Drummond, accused of conspiring with paramilitary groups, involvement in a workplace accident and threatening to dismiss workers in Colombia.
This Mother’s Day, an international coalition of unions is calling on the world’s largest jewellery retailer to clean up its supplier of diamonds. They are urging Signet to demand that multinational mining and metals company Rio Tinto improve its practices so that they respect workers’ rights, indigenous peoples and the environment.
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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