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.
14 September 2017 at 13:19
Fed up with precarious working conditions of short-term contracts, low wages and no benefits, workers at Mpact Plastics and Flexible Plastics and Packaging in Pinetown, about 22km from Durban, South Africa went on strike on 13 September. Organized by IndustriALL affiliate, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), the strikers were demanding permanent jobs and equal pay for work of equal value for contract workers, better wages, overtime pay, and benefits such as medical aid and pension.
6 September 2017 at 12:20
With just a month to go before 7 October, when IndustriALL Global Union takes a stand against precarious work, we take a look at the epic battle fought by IndustriALL affiliate, the Korean Metal Workers’ Union (KMWU) at Hyundai Motor Company.
22 August 2017 at 10:05
Trade unions affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union in Mexico, together with education workers and small farmers’ organizations, staged a march on 16 August against the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
8 August 2017 at 15:57
Over the past 18 months, two IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Nigeria have succeeded in organizing around 7,500 contract and casual workers in the country’s oil and gas supply chain with substantial support from a union project against precarious work.
24 July 2017 at 16:01
In a major victory against precarious work, IndustriALL affiliate, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), won a case against temporary employment service providers, also known as labour brokers, in the Labour Court of Appeal on 10 July. The breakthrough came after years of continuous campaigns by South African trade unions to stop the intensified exploitation of workers by agencies, such as labour brokers.
24 July 2017 at 14:39
Union representatives from Argentina, Colombia, Guatemala and El Salvador shared two days of intensive discussions on the situation in the electrical sector in the region, and agreed to work to achieve unity and strength.
3 July 2017 at 16:03
Collective bargaining agreements negotiated by IndustriALL affiliates, SYNTICS and SUTIDS unions, recently saw 123 daily workers getting permanent jobs in Senegal. Those with five to 10-years-experience were either being permanently employed or receiving on-the-job training.
13 March 2017 at 10:22
Casual, temporary, indirect, zero-hours contracts, are all terms that describe precarious work. This type of work is increasingly being used to replace direct, permanent jobs, allowing employers to reduce or even abandon their responsibility to workers.
1 March 2017 at 17:10
IndustriALL Global Union affiliate Working People Trade Union Congress (WPTUC) along with central trade unions in India organized a mass meeting in Chennai on 23 February to protest against precarious work and demand equal pay for equal work.
20 January 2017 at 15:45
On 19 January IndustriALL Global Union and its Indian affiliate Pragatisheel Cement Sharamik Sangh’s (PCSS) met with management of ACC Jamul Cement Works, owned by world leading cement producer LafargeHolcim. After the meeting the PCSS activists organized an impressive rally of cement workers followed by a public meeting near the plant.
14 December 2016 at 16:07
The demonetization process launched by India’s government has affected production, jobs and wages of workers across the country. There are fears that it will result in the loss of over 400,000 jobs and reduce India’s economic growth rate.
25 November 2016 at 11:43
From 23-24 November 2016, more than 30 workers’ representatives and trade union officials of Saint-Gobain, met in Paris, France. Participants from three continents discussed work related issues in the industrial group, including the necessity for an improved social dialogue at the corporate level at Saint-Gobain.
23 November 2016 at 15:25
130 participants from IndustriALL’s Ugandan affiliates met to discuss their campaing against precarious work on 17 November. The campaign aims to create awareness on how precarious work is affecting the welfare of workers in Uganda.