Confronting Global Capital
Challenging the power of multinational companies.
20 November 2020 at 13:48
Battery production will be one of the fastest growing industrial activities in the years to come. Due diligence and opportunities for organizing along the complex supply chain were discussed at a webinar bringing together unions, experts as well as industrial directors.
19 November 2020 at 09:33
We have lived with Covid-19 since the beginning of this year. Variations of global lockdowns in the first and now second wave have been tough, and workers around the world have been severely affected. The world totals 56 million infected and 1.3 million deaths, bringing us all the challenge of a lifetime
19 November 2020 at 02:13
After the brutal killing of George Floyd by police in the US in May this year, a wave of protest swept across the world. People took to the streets to voice what should be obvious: Black Lives Matter. From Detroit to London, from Paris to Geneva, people came together to denounce structural racism.
19 November 2020 at 01:24
In the factories where textiles, garments, shoes, leather and accessories are produced, millions of people toil in insecure, low wage jobs, in unsafe conditions. Workers are exposed to chemicals used for bleaching and dyeing. Disasters like the Rana Plaza collapse and the Ali Enterprises fire kill thousands. Union campaigns on workers’ rights have shone a light on union busting, imprisonment, assault and occasionally murder.
19 November 2020 at 00:25
There are numerous reports on projected ever-higher growth rates of battery demand and production volumes over the next decades. Most studies expect a growth of between 15 and 20 per cent until 2030, but growth will be big, regardless of the exact figure. This will have a deep impact on all industrial sectors along the battery supply chain organized by IndustriALL Global Union affiliates: mining, chemicals, energy, electronics, automotive, as well as others.
18 November 2020 at 23:51
In the last three months, Belarus has become known for the protests that started when the former president of the country, Alexandre Lukashenko, awarded himself 80 per cent of the votes in a widely contested election. Unprovoked police violence followed the rigged elections, triggering the protests.
18 November 2020 at 23:05
Amid the economic downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the United Workers of Petroleum Industry of Singapore (UWPI) is negotiating with employers to secure local jobs, reskilling trainings and industry transformation.
5 November 2020 at 19:03
Although recent negotiations have not brought the desired result due to obstruction by employers’ organizations and some governments, IndustriALL Global Union is committed to a UN binding instrument on business and human rights to end impunity for corporate human rights abuses.
2 November 2020 at 16:24
On 1 October, IndustriALL Global Union and Japanese sports equipment and sportswear company Mizuno, renewed the global framework agreement which had first been signed in 2011. Japanese unions UA Zensen and Mizuno Workers’ Union, Japan, are also signatories.
13 October 2020 at 17:42
About 40 participants from unions affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union and Building and Woodworkers International (BWI) met online to discuss developments and challenges for employees of German building materials multinational HeidelbergCement.
21 September 2020 at 03:31
The economic shutdown caused by Covid-19 lockdowns has thrown the world into turmoil, and accelerated trends that were already underway. But unions are prepared. We can seize the moment to remake the world.
9 September 2020 at 14:25
In a series of meetings, IndustriALL’s South Asia affiliates described the devastating impact of Covid-19, health and safety challenges and renewed attacks on workers’ rights. Their response to overcome the crisis is universal social protection, defending workers’ rights and unity.
8 September 2020 at 11:55
Multinational vehicle manufacturers currently setting up production plants in Angola, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa and other countries, are a clear indicator that there is potential to boost manufacturing for the sector in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA). With demand for vehicles slowing down in developed countries and growing in emerging economies, including SSA, there is an opportunity for the sector to grow to meet domestic demand.
18 June 2020 at 09:33
Uruguay was the first country in the world to ratify International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention No. 190 to end violence and harassment in the world of work. IndustriALL affiliated unions played a leading role in bringing about the ratification.
17 June 2020 at 09:04
This issue is published in the midst of a pandemic. The economic shutdown caused by Covid-19 lockdowns has thrown the world into turmoil and put unprecedented pressure on workers all around the world. Workers have shown resistance and courage in protecting the health and safety of their members and, as production has slowed down, in fighting to defend jobs and income during the crisis.
15 June 2020 at 22:10
Türk Metal is negotiating their first collective bargaining agreement with Bodo Bode Doğrusan and the union has fought hard to get to this stage. Pickets, rallies, actions, but especially national and international solidarity, brought the auto parts company to the negotiating table.
15 June 2020 at 21:39
With the exception of the Boeing 737 Max crisis, only a few months ago there was nothing but blue skies for the global commercial aerospace industry. Pure growth was on the horizon, but instead Covid-19 has brought one of the most severe crises in decades.
12 May 2020 at 10:56
Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell will hold a closed, online annual general meeting next week because of the coronavirus crisis. IndustriALL has submitted questions to the company on its treatment of contract workers in resource-rich developing countries.
Global unions welcome ENGIE’s commitment to cover Covid-19 related health care and social security for employees
29 April 2020 at 12:17
Global unions IndustriALL, Public Services International (PSI) and Building and Wood Workers International (BWI) welcome and support the programme launched by energy multinational ENGIE Group. The global unions recognize ENGIE’s acknowledgement of the key role trade unions and social dialogue play in the current crisis to ensure the long-term sustainability of the company and the health, safety and well-being of its employees.