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.
20 October 2020 at 11:30
Since the global outbreak of Covid-19, ACT brands and IndustriALL have observed an increased level of union busting in the global garment and footwear supply chain. To protect and promote Freedom of Association in Myanmar, an ongoing collaboration between IndustriALL, Myanmar-based union IWFM and ACT brands plays a critical role in protecting workers’ rights.
20 October 2020 at 10:16
Garment workers in Sri Lanka were herded off into quarantine by the army in the middle of the night following a rapid increase of infections. Unions say that this could have been avoided by forming the recommended health committees.
16 October 2020 at 15:50
The first ever picket in Mongolia’s energy sector gathered more than 20 workers at the state-owned Thermal Power Plant 2 SSH Co. (TPP2) on 12 October, with protestors raising their voices over violence against women union leaders and rampant nepotism in the company.
16 October 2020 at 12:41
During its virtual annual general meeting for shareholders and investors, mining giant BHP, the largest mining company in the world by market capitalization and a company that claims to operate with integrity and responsibility, refused to recognize its responsibility in the Cerrejón conflict.
15 October 2020 at 14:55
Recent political events in Kyrgyzstan must lead the country to stability and peace and contribute to strengthening democracy, human and workers’ rights in line with international norms and standards, say IndustriALL Global Union and its affiliates.
13 October 2020 at 16:15
The IndustriALL trade union networks of BASF workers in Asia and Latin America are advancing towards stronger dialogue with the company. The world’s largest chemicals company, BASF, employs members of IndustriALL affiliated unions on all continents. While strong regional union structures are in place in Europe and the Americas, now the Asia-Pacific regional group is becoming equally mature, well-organized, and seeking an official relationship with regional management.
13 October 2020 at 12:55
Even with a pandemic wreaking havoc across the world, the nuclear sector remains fairly stable. But the current situation puts an increased focus on health and safety, which workers and unions must be involved in. That was the conclusion as 35 unionists from 15 countries from around the world met online to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on the energy sector.
8 October 2020 at 14:52
Globalization brings capital and opportunities, but also shapes economic and labour policies that threaten the welfare of workers. Union leaders in South East Asia agree that trade unions must confront regressive labour laws in order to fight for decent work in the region.
7 October 2020 at 13:28
After fighting for amendments to the labour code, Georgian unions’ campaign bore results on 29 September when Parliament voted for improvements related to labour inspections, mandatory rest time and anti-discrimination.
2 October 2020 at 13:04
IndustriALL affiliate the Cyprus Turkish Electricity Authority Employees Union (EL-SEN) is taking action against the privatization of the Turkish electricity authority KIB-TEK. The public electricity provider has incurred massive debts, and the union is calling on the government to step in to avoid a transfer of power from pubic to private hands.
30 September 2020 at 15:41
Anti-women and misogynist remarks made against female union leader Zehra Khan in a television programme sparked an all women protest in the city of Karachi in Pakistan, bringing together trade unionists, political party leaders and activists.
30 September 2020 at 09:00
Demonstrations on 29 and 23 September, brought thousands to the streets of Hannover and Aachen as IndustriALL affiliates IG Metall and IG BCE protested against Continental’s decision to close plants in Germany. The tyre and auto parts giant plans to slash up to 13,000 jobs in the country, starting with 1,800 in Aachen.