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.
15 April 2015 at 20:07
On 15 April, the day before Rio Tinto’s AGM, IndustriALL Global Union organized a pre-AGM calling on investors to question the mining giant’s practices that expose the company and its stakeholders to financial, reputational, legal, human rights and operational risks.
14 April 2015 at 11:09
More than 80 delegates from 14 countries attended the second IndustriALL Global Union Latin America and Caribbean regional meeting on 9 April in Mexico. Participants agreed on a series of actions and strategies over the coming months to achieve their objectives.
31 March 2015 at 22:02
The Brazilian parliament will vote on a bill liberalizing outsourcing in the country on 7 April. On the same day, several IndustriALL affiliates jointly with their confederations centres plan a demonstration in the capital Brasilia to try to prevent the law from being adopted.
26 February 2015 at 10:18
The Italian trade unions CGIL, CISL and UIL are ready to start a labour dispute in Umbria, Italy at ThyssenKrupp’s Terni facility if the company continues its policy of marginalizing the most vulnerable temporary workforce.
29 January 2015 at 12:07
Zero-hours contracts should be outlawed, according to a citizens’ initiative aimed at the Finnish parliament. If the initiative succeeds in collecting 50,000 signatures, the Finnish Parliament will be forced to debate on the matter.
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.