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.
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.
13 October 2016 at 17:17
As IndustriALL Global Union affiliates around the world took action to stop precarious work on 7 October, a new logo for the campaign was unveiled on the last day of IndustriALL’s 2nd Congress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
13 October 2016 at 14:48
Trade union leaders in Bangladesh called on the government to stop precarious work in the country as quickly as possible, following a meeting organized by the National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF) in Dhaka on 7 October - the World Day for Decent Work.
13 October 2016 at 13:25
IndustriALL Philippine affiliates rallied side by side with contractual and agency workers on 7 October, the world day for decent work, which also marked the first 100 days of President Rodrigo Duterte's period in office.
10 October 2016 at 12:50
IndustriALL affiliate Pakistan National Textile Leather Garment & General Federation conducted a rally in Mumtazabad Multan, demanding that the government remove precarious work in all sectors and reform the labour law.The National Trade Union Federation and Home Based Women Workers Federation also protesed against industrial accidents and third party contract systems.The Pakistan Textile Workers Federation organized a rally in Faisalabad calling for an end to precarious work.
18 August 2016 at 09:55
The Madras High Court verdict on 15 July upholding the Tamil Nadu governments’ order to increase minimum wages for garment workers by 64 per cent is a big victory. However, workers need strong unions in order to implement the wage hike.
27 July 2016 at 16:30
An IndustriALL Global Union study of precarious workers in Brazil has highlighted the financial, psychological and physical costs of outsourcing on workers’ lives and families, in a country where outsourced workers represent 27 per cent (around 13 million) of the workforce in the formal sector.