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40 Brazilian companies call for a no-layoffs pledge

9 April, 2020In response to the COVID-19 crisis, 40 Brazilian companies are calling on other companies not to lay off workers until at least the end of May.

The right to refuse

8 April, 2020IndustriALL Global Union's publication on the right to refuse or to shut down unsafe work.

Massive crisis for Bangladesh’ garment workers

8 April, 2020Thousands of workers in Bangladesh’ garment industry have lost their jobs and are denied wages as the country is under lockdown until 14 April. On 6 April, two workers were killed in an accident during protests.

The Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank must produce a plan to coordinate economic stimulus, public health action and debt relief - Statement by Global Unions, April 2020

6 April, 2020There is no time to waste. Global Unions urge the leadership of the international financial institutions, the Development Committee, and the International Monetary and Finance Committee to agree on specific commitments for coordinated fiscal and monetary stimulus, urgent public health measures and support to developing countries.

Indonesian unions demand factory shutdown

6 April, 2020GARTEKS and SPN, IndustriALL Indonesian affiliates in the textile sector, are fighting to keep workers’ wages and are demanding that factories are shut down, as the COVID19 pandemic begins to impact production in Indonesia.

Sintracarbón ends collective bargaining dispute with Cerrejón

6 April, 2020IndustriALL Colombian affiliate Sintracarbón has withdrawn its list of demands from Cerrejón, ending the collective bargaining dispute and cancelling the strike approved by union members.

Namibia: 1,500 workers to be retrenched as mine closes

3 April, 2020Skorpion Zinc mine has announced a suspension of operations on safety grounds and put the mine on “care and maintenance”, which risks turning the nearby community which depends on the mine for employment into a ghost town.

Malaysian unions fight for workers during lockdown

3 April, 2020Trade unions in Malaysia have lodged complaints over factories remaining open during the lockdown, jeopardizing workers’ health and safety.

Unions warn of looming COVID-19 catastrophe in Zimbabwe

2 April, 2020The lacklustre approach on COVID-19 by the Zimbabwean government can lead to a disaster in a country battling with widespread hunger, high unemployment, water shortages, and an economic crisis, says IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the Zimbabwe Energy Workers Union (ZEWU).

Japanese metalworkers secure wage increase

2 April, 2020Through the JCM’s  Shunto (spring labour offensive), many unions at large companies in the Japanese metal industry have secured wage increases.