STOP Precarious Work
On 7 October, the World Day for Decent Work, IndustriALL Global Union calls on affiliates to mobilize their members and join the global fight to STOP Precarious Work.
11 April 2018 at 12:27
IndustriALL affiliate the General Trade Union of Electricity Sector Employees of Iraq (GTUESE) is fighting temporary work in the Iraqi electricity sector. They have staged a series of protests in front of government ministries and opened negotiations by meeting high level government officials.
22 March 2018 at 04:03
IndustriALL affiliates, the National Union of Commercial and Industrial Workers and the Mineworkers Union of Zambia are fighting against African multinational cement company, Dangote, for violating workers’ rights to organize, freedom of association, and for failing to recognize collective bargaining rights.
8 March 2018 at 14:03
The Ghana Mineworkers Union (GMWU) has announced a series of strikes in solidarity with 2,150 mineworkers who face retrenchments at Gold Fields Ghana Limited Tarkwa mine – about 200km from Accra. There will be strikes on 13 March at Tarkwa and Damang, a sympathy strike by mining workers on 20 March, and a general strike on 27 March.
27 February 2018 at 14:27
On 22 February, hundreds of members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), with support from the Casual Workers Advice Office, picketed outside the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg to defend the rights of temporary and contract workers against working under harsh precarious conditions of labour brokers. Singing and dancing outside the courts, the workers denounced the labour brokers.
1 February 2018 at 15:47
As Royal Dutch Shell Plc announces its biggest profits since the oil market collapse, IndustriALL Global Union is calling on the company to create permanent jobs for its workforce, the majority of which are contract workers.
19 December 2017 at 07:59
IndustriALL Global Union affiliate in the Ivory Coast, SYNTEPCI, is continuing to fight violations against workers’ rights at Klenzi Distribution SA, Libya Oil, and Petroci, giving a strike notice on 3 November.
18 December 2017 at 16:45
Two new labour reform proposals have been recently presented to the Senate in Mexico. Both seek to amend the constitutional labour reform approved in February and introduce rules that respond to the interests of employers and business unions.
6 December 2017 at 11:37
3 November 2017 at 15:00
Eight people on hunger strike in Mauritius shone a light on the starvation wages earned by cleaners of public schools in the country. Backed by massive local and international support, the union has managed to secure permanent employment for the workers in question.
2 November 2017 at 13:38
Oil and gas giant ExxonMobil/Esso is allowing a contractor, UGL to cut wages and conditions by up to 30 per cent and introduce harsh anti-family rosters for workers in Victoria, Australia. In response, the workers are protesting outside the Longford gas plant in south-eastern Victoria 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
20 October 2017 at 10:02
Some 40 trade unionists from Taiwan, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Nepal and Vietnam met in the Taiwanese capital of Taipei from 2-3 October 2017 for IndustriALL Global Union’s Asia-Pacific Electric Power Trade Union Network meeting.
16 October 2017 at 10:32
Thirty-five trade unionists from Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam gathered in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta for IndustriALL Global Union’s Asia-Pacific Oil and Gas Union Network meeting on 28-29 September 2017.
12 October 2017 at 17:28
Once again, IndustriALL Global Union affiliates across the world have come out in force to protest against precarious work on 7 October, the World Day for Decent Work. Here is a snapshot of some of the many actions by trade unions across multiple continents...
6 October 2017 at 12:05
As the global day of action against precarious work approaches, IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliates in Madagascar, FSTEM-FISEMA, FISEMA, SEKRIMA, FESATI-USAMI, and SVS representing over 30 000 workers in sectors including mining and textile, are wrapping up their five-day publicity campaign which included mobilising meetings, posters, leaflets and radio broadcasts.
3 October 2017 at 01:56
Canadian union Unifor is continuing its efforts to ensure that Mexico improves labour standards and that, together with Canada and the United States, it manages to negotiate a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) ensuring equal conditions for workers.