STOP Precarious Work
On 7 October 2013, the World Day for Decent Work, IndustriALL Global Union is calling on all its affiliates to mobilize their members and join the global fight to STOP Precarious Work.
Unions are pushing against this tide by organizing precarious workers, fighting laws that expand precarious work and mobilizing in support of secure employment with good pay and working conditions.
25 March 2014 at 11:29
On 10-11 March, 2014 IndustriALL Indonesian Council members gathered at the National Unity Meeting held in Jakarta. 24 union leaders consisting of 9 women and 15 men representing 11 national federations from mining, oil and gas, to manufacturing sectors, discussed labour situations and organizing strategy, the national laws and maternity protection campaign.
24 March 2014 at 17:02
There are many ways to weaken the trade union movement but extensive use of temporary agency workers is one of the more efficient weapons employers have. As precarious work continues to divide the working class, trade unions’ fight against it becomes every day a bigger challenge.
2 March 2014 at 13:29
Rio Tinto is notorious for its union bashing tactics and abuse of precarious workers. As a consequence, IndustriALL Global Union launched in Cape Town, South Africa, on 6 February, its global corporate campaign against mining giant Rio Tinto. The main aim of this campaign is to force a seismic shift in the way Rio Tinto relates to workers and trade unions across their operations.
29 January 2014 at 15:51
The national campaigns against precarious work in Indonesia in 2012 and 2013 mobilized millions of workers and showed true trade union power. It inspired many unions around the world, including Thai unions participating at national workshops on precarious work, organizing and campaigning held in Bangkok, in September last year. The result was a study visit to Indonesia.
5 December 2013 at 11:47
The second issue of IndustriALL Global Union’s journal, “Global Worker”, was launched this week at the 4-5 December IndustriALL Executive Committee meeting in Geneva. Sign up to receive copies of the journal or view online.
28 November 2013 at 10:55
The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh is a historic breakthrough covering more than 2 million garment workers. Breaking from failed corporate-led social auditing of the past, under the Accord trade unions and multinational companies are working together to improve the precarious situation of garment workers in Bangladesh.
22 November 2013 at 11:26
The five recognized Indian trade union centers operating in the coal industry have reached an agreement on the wage of contract workers engaged in mining activities in the state-owned Coal India Limited (CIL) and its subsidiaries on 18 February of this year. Campaigns are taking place to ensure that this agreement is implemented and respected.
20 November 2013 at 15:58
At IndustriALL Global Union’s Shipbuilding-shipbreaking Action group meeting on 12-14 November in Denmark, unions prioritized their activities on organizing and fighting precarious work and will start mapping Multinational Coorporation’s (MNC) in order to the possibilities of creating new trade union networks.
18 November 2013 at 15:24
Around 80 union delegates of 18 countries from all continents representing glass, cement and ceramics workers attended IndustriALL’s World Conference for the Materials Industries in Bangkok, Thailand on 12-13 November to discuss a wide range issues.
5 November 2013 at 10:28
One of Peru’s largest and most profitable textile and clothing companies, Hilandería de Algodón Peruana (Hialpesa) called in the police on Monday to prevent union members from entering the factory after they refused to take part in the charade of signing sham employment contracts.
31 October 2013 at 15:51
IndustriALL affiliate in Sri Lanka, The Free Trade Zones & General Services Employees' Union (FTZ&GSEU) launched its campaign against precarious work in a number of factories and workplaces on 2 October in alliance with 14 other private and public sector trade unions.
25 October 2013 at 10:07
The Siemens Employee Federation (SEF) will set up 3 year project to make efforts on organizing all workers working directly or indirectly for the Siemens in India to ensure the same equal rights and working conditions as the permanent workers.
21 October 2013 at 15:53
Members of IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Fédération des Syndicats des Travailleurs de l’Energie et des Mines (FISEMA), at Rio Tinto operations at Fort-Dauphin distributed flyers on 7 October to mark the World Day for Decent Work and their current struggle concerning the settlement of the mass dismissals in the plant.
16 October 2013 at 15:29
On 8 and 9 October in Mexico City, protests were held in the framework of the World Day for Decent Work, outside the corporate headquarters of Grupo Modelo AB IN-BEV, showing the struggle of workers and the union's strength on the demands to reinstate workers since 2008.