Social justice & globalization
IndustriALL challenges the neoliberal policies driven by national governments and global institutions and fights for a new economic and social model that puts people first, based on democracy and social and economic justice within and between countries.
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.
13 February 2020 at 13:47
Trade unions as workers’ organizations can play important roles in intra-African trade between Sierra Leone and South Africa to ensure sustainable decent work, health and safety, and living wages, says IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the National Union of Mineworkers.
23 January 2020 at 14:27
On 21 January, hundreds of workers at the Bandar Imam Khomeini petrochemical complex in Iran, launched a protest which lasted for several days over precarious work conditions, the non-payment of wages, reduction of bonuses, and the end of overtime pay.
21 January 2020 at 11:52
Around 130,000 members from three Turkish metal unions, Türk Metal, Birleşik Metal-İş and Özçelik-İş, are determined to continue their struggle for a fair collective agreement after negotiations fail. Unions are planning a strike next month, if a solution is not found.
15 January 2020 at 09:30
The Indonesian union movement is vehemently opposing a proposed bill on job creation, saying it will destroy workers’ welfare in near future. Nationwide protests are planned later this month, calling for the controversial bill to be scrapped.
3 December 2019 at 17:14
Located in the Sidama Region, Hawassa Industrial Park is the largest in Ethiopia with potential to employ over 60,000 workers, in line with government policies to create decent jobs for millions of the unemployed. The park currently employs about 25,000.
22 November 2019 at 15:29
The suspension of US Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) for 573 types of Thai products sent a shockwave throughout Thailand, but unions say it provides the Thai government with an opportunity to overhaul labour laws and protect workers’ rights.
REPORT: The African Continental Free Trade Area – will it promote fair trade, economic development and decent work?
21 November 2019 at 09:05
On a continent with high unemployment, where most of the working-age population of 705 million people work in the informal sector, do claims that the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement will create decent jobs stand up to scrutiny?
19 November 2019 at 16:33
Textile, clothing, leather and footwear industries employ more than 600,000 people in eight South-East European countries, with the proximity to major European markets providing growth opportunities. But with salaries as low as €200-400 per month in some countries, union leaders are reporting that it is difficult to attract young workers.
19 November 2019 at 09:00
By signing the ACT MoU with IndustriALL Global Union in November 2019, Lidl became the first German discounter to commit to ensuring living wages in its garment and footwear supply chain through freedom of association, collective bargaining and responsible purchasing practices.
15 November 2019 at 16:24
IndustriALL Global Union affiliates around the globe took action on 7 October, the World Day for Decent Work. As well as calling for an end to precarious work, unions demanded better working conditions, maternity rights, mine safety, youth rights and climate justice.
15 November 2019 at 15:40
After eight months of negotiations, factories producing for ACT brands in Myanmar have agreed on a Myanmar Freedom of Association (FoA) Guideline with IndustriALL affiliate Industrial Workers’ Federation of Myanmar (IWFM).
12 November 2019 at 11:54
IndustriALL affiliate CFMEU Mining and Energy, representing mine workers at BHP operations in Australia, attended the company’s annual general meeting on 6 November in Sydney, to question executives about the new labour hire subsidiary Operations Services.
7 November 2019 at 17:16
Shipbreaking is one of the most dangerous professions in the world. When IndustriALL’s action group on shipbuilding-shipbreaking met in Marseille on 4-5 November, safety was high on the agenda, together with precarious work and increased campaigning for the ratification of the Hong Kong Convention.
1 November 2019 at 11:09
On 29 October, demonstrators in New York City called on major sports brand Adidas to join ACT, the global initiative on living wages. By refusing to join ACT, Adidas is effectively standing in the way of progress towards a living wage for garment workers.