26 March 2020 at 14:37
IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the South African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has reached an agreement to guarantee six weeks of full pay for 80,000 workers as the country goes into lockdown.
19 March 2020 at 13:43
IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU), is carrying out campaigns to educate workers about the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the textile, garment, leather and shoe factories, and other workplaces where the union organizes.
17 March 2020 at 12:27
A one-day picket of Electronics Industry Employees’ Union Northern Region (EIEUNR) forced Infineon Technologies (Kulim) Sdn Bhd to return to the negotiation table to continue bargaining for a collective agreement. The employer had declared a deadlock in the negotiations on 25 February.
16 March 2020 at 09:45
Health and safety is a constant worry among miners in Myanmar. Mining Workers Federation of Myanmar (MWFM), the IndustriALL Global Union affiliate representing 7,500 miners in the country, is calling on the government and employers to improve health and safety, like ensuring emergency exits, clean drinking water and fire extinguishers at the worksites.
12 March 2020 at 14:30
The global outbreak of the Coronavirus is slowing down the economy and eliminating thousands of jobs in the global supply chain in South East Asia. Cambodia and Myanmar are among the most affected countries in the region.
11 March 2020 at 14:44
378 mineworkers were rescued on 10 March after being trapped underground for nine hours. The workers were trapped when a UV 72 machine used to transport workers and materials underground caught fire at Sibanye Stillwater Simunye Shaft in Rustenburg.
5 March 2020 at 10:21
Helping unions develop their organizing capacity is a priority for IndustriALL Global Union and industriAll Europe. Together, they have produced a practical guide to support and facilitate affiliates’ efforts to recruit more workers and build stronger unions in South-East Europe.
3 March 2020 at 12:08
The passing of the new labour code embracing the principle of freedom of association in Vietnam is a decisive step welcomed by IndustriALL Global Union’s Vietnamese affiliates, however the struggle for workers’ rights is to be continued.
3 March 2020 at 10:02
27 February 2020 at 16:58
Being organized and working together is how we make the biggest impact, said IndustriALL general secretary Valter Sanches at a transport symposium in Johannesburg, South Africa, focusing on how to appeal to the 76 percent of transport workers in the country that are unorganized.
26 February 2020 at 12:13
At least ten people were killed and 30 were trapped after a rock slide at a marble quarry in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on 22 February. The horrific accident highlights the ongoing slaughter in Pakistan’s mines, which kill 200 workers each year.
19 February 2020 at 14:25
IndustriALL Global Union affiliates from India, Pakistan and Nepal met in Kathmandu on 18-19 February 2020 to evaluate the progress made by the South Asia union building and multinational supply chain project and plan activity for the following years.
18 February 2020 at 10:17
On 19 February 2006, 65 workers died following a methane gas explosion at the Grupo Mexico mine in Pasta de Conchos, Mexico. Only two bodies were recovered before the company sealed the mine. As the 14th anniversary of the mining tragedy approaches, IndustriALL is calling on the Mexican government to ratify ILO Convention 176 on Safety and Health in Mines.
11 February 2020 at 14:41
Gender-based violence and harassment at work is widespread in Brazil, and until the adoption of the world’s first global standard on violence and harassment at work, C190, little was being done to rectify it.