IndustriALL takes action at the global level to advance workers’ rights internationally and expose governments and companies that exploit workers and violate international labour standards.
19 January 2018 at 11:33
The three global unions today signed a global framework agreement (GFA) with the renewable materials company Stora Enso at the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva, in the presence of ILO Director General Guy Ryder. Observer signatures were made by the presidents of the Swedish Paper Workers’ Union, the Swedish Union of Forestry, Wood and Graphical Workers’, and the Finnish Paper Workers’ Union.
17 January 2018 at 14:09
Trinidad and Tobago’s government recently announced a restructuring of state-owned oil company Petrotrin, which is in debt due to the fall in oil prices and unpaid taxes. In response, IndustriALL affiliate OWTU is organizing protests at Petrotrin’s Trinmar offshore operations at Point Fortin.
17 January 2018 at 12:23
Mining and Metallurgical Trade Union of Kyrgyzstan (MMTUK), an affiliate of IndustriALL Global Union, managed to safeguard labour contracts with 370 employees of the Chinese mining company Full Gold Mining in the Jalal-Abad region of Kyrgyzstan. The employer agreed not to conduct mass layoffs and transfer all the benefits from the previous labour contracts.
12 January 2018 at 10:42
11 union representatives of the Volkswagen Employees’ Union in Pune, India, have gone on hunger strike, protesting against the employer's plans to introduce a new remuneration scheme that includes a performance-related wage component.
11 January 2018 at 12:03
Indian-owned Griffin Coal is involved in a two-year long dispute with IndustriALL Australian affiliate AMWU at the Collie coal mine in Perth. The maintenance workforce has been on strike for 20 weeks, in response to Griffin Coal’s complete opposition to negotiate an agreement.
27 December 2017 at 17:23
Workers at Posco Assan in Turkey, together with leaders of IndustriALL’s affiliate Birlesik Metal-Is, were detained on 26 December. They had started a march to demand that the Ministry of Labour issue a legal certificate that the union had already waited 42 days for, contrary to the usual practice of a couple of days.
22 December 2017 at 21:06
263 workers of the CLASSIC KNITWEAR in Antananarivo, Madagascar are fighting against arbitrary technical unemployment, which is a type of forced three-month unpaid leave imposed on workers by the company, during which a worker cannot change employer.
19 December 2017 at 15:06
Teva, a leading Isreali-based generic drug producer recently announced a restructuring plan that will cause 14,000 job losses out of 55,000 worldwide. Teva workers in every corner of the world are outraged.
19 December 2017 at 05:35
Solidarity comes in all shapes and sizes. A year which started with a crackdown on labour rights in Bangladesh also saw action taken around the world to fight for workers’ rights in a sustainable garment industry.
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.
12 December 2017 at 16:04
13 December ***UPDATE*** IndustriALL Global Union is relieved to learn that two Algerian trade union leaders detained by authorities on 12 December have been released. But government oppression of their union, SNATEGS, continues.
8 December 2017 at 15:53
IndustriALL Global Union affiliates, the Federation of Miners and Metalworkers of Honduras (FETRAMIMH) and the Independent Federation of Workers of Honduras (FITH), have called for a transparent recount of votes and an end to violence following presidential elections in the country.
7 December 2017 at 11:56
IndustriALL affiliate the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine (NGPU) reports that union members are placed under pressure and have their labour rights violated at mines owned by Evraz Sukha Balka in the Dnepropetrovsk region of Ukraine. Private security employed by the company regularly conducts searches of workers.
4 December 2017 at 17:24
Trade unions from Austria, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, UK and USA representing workers at General Electric met in Geneva, Switzerland on 29-30 November 2017 to discuss the development of the General Electric trade union network.
30 November 2017 at 12:12
Since 16 October 2017 over 80 members of the IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) working at Henkel Aerospace Bay Point in Pittsburgh, CA have gone on strike due to their employer’s reluctance to address the issue of workers’ safety and other shop floor concerns.
29 November 2017 at 10:27
IndustriALL India affiliates gathered in Delhi on 26-27 November to take stock of this year's organizing and union building initiatives, and decided to intensify the fight against precarious work and strengthen union power.