STOP Precarious Work
On 7 October 2014, the World Day for Decent Work, IndustriALL Global Union called on affiliates to mobilize their members and join the global fight to STOP Precarious Work. Take a look at who took action on the World Day for Decent Work.
21 January 2015 at 07:42
IndustriALL Global Union’s Turkish affiliate DISK-Tekstil has achieved an unprecedented step forward at Greif Enterprises, an American packaging company, by making more than 1,200 contract workers permanent through an agreement between the union and the company.
8 January 2015 at 14:18
After a long struggle, IndustriALL Global Union Turkish affiliate Lastik-Is, representing tyre workers in the country, has persuaded two multinational tyre manufacturers to end out-sourcing of staff and put a total of 1,200 contracted workers on the payroll.
22 December 2014 at 12:40
Last week, during national unity meetings in Indonesia and Malaysia, IndustriALL Global Union affiliates from both countries took stock of their action against precarious work. Each victory gained by unions continues to be challenged by employers.
4 December 2014 at 11:39
As recent mobilizations demonstrate the power of global solidarity, this edition of IndustriALL Global Union’s “Global Worker” looks at some significant union struggles and how global worker solidarity can make all the difference when facing these struggles.
2 December 2014 at 20:56
180 million workers in the world are members of trade unions, making the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) the largest democratic organization in the world. But this is only seven per cent of all workers, which is not enough, says ITUC general secretary, Sharan Burrow. The target is set at 200 million by 2018.
2 December 2014 at 20:33
Supply-chain pressure, coalition and network building, media strategy, and corporate research are all vital elements to trade union campaigning. But it is workers’ solidarity across national borders that, time and again, makes the difference and achieves the win.
2 December 2014 at 20:01
The continuing expansion of precarious work is one of the biggest threats facing unions. It is not only about job security, pay and working conditions, but also about workers’ capacity to organize and to fight collectively for their rights. For IndustriALL Global Union, fighting against precarious work is a key strategic goal integrated into all work at global, industrial and regional level.
2 December 2014 at 18:55
Founded in 1915 as the Australasian Coal and Shale Employees Federation, IndustriALL Global union affiliate the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) has evolved into one of Australia’s largest national trade unions representing over 120,000 members.
28 November 2014 at 15:15
On 29 November trade union federations in India came together for a workshop on sustainable industrial policy to fight back against the massive expansion of agency work and to develop a strategy for sustainable industrial growth.
28 November 2014 at 14:00
IndustriALL’s Precarious Work Project in Latin America held a national seminar in Chile, with affiliates from Chile, Colombia and Brazil. Participants shared experiences and successful strategies in strengthening their union through organizing precarious workers
14 November 2014 at 09:48
Following the charges of unfair labour practices filed by the IndustriALL affiliate United Steelworkers (USW) to the U.S. National Labor Relations Board, Finnish-based packaging company Huhtamaki now needs to inform its employees about their rights at the plant in Commerce, California as settlement.
30 October 2014 at 15:47
On 24 October 2014 in Minsk IndustriALL Global Union held the workshop to evaluate «Possible joint actions of Belarusian unions against precarious work. Possibilities for strengthening cooperation of trade unions in Belarus against the system of short-term labour contracts. "
29 October 2014 at 16:35
During the workshop held on 14-16 October in Odessa, Ukraine, with support of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) the unionists of the Nuclear Power and Industry Workers' Union of Ukraine and the Unіоn оf Епеrgу аnd Elеctrotechnical Industry Workers of Ukraine, IndustriALL Global Union affiliates, discussed strategies to fight the expansion of precarious work.
Mexican electrical workers: five years of struggle – still standing, looking to the future and resisting
17 October 2014 at 15:49
On 11 October 2009, 44,000 employees of the state-owned utility company, Luz y Fuerza del Centro (LyFC), supplier of electricity to the central regions of Mexico, were literally thrown out on to the streets after a presidential decree issued by then President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa shut down the company.