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IndustriALL’s 3rd Congress elects new leadership to overcome challenges

16 September, 2021Originally planned to take place in Cape Town, South Africa, the Covid-19 pandemic meant that IndustriALL’s 3rd Congress instead became a virtual event from a television studio in Geneva. On 14-15 September, more than 3,000 delegates and observers from more than 100 countries discussed and debated, elected a new leadership and adopted an ambitious action plan for the next four years.

IndustriALL Congress joins global day of action against military junta in Myanmar

15 September, 2021Today, on International Day of Democracy, IndustriALL’s 3rd Congress adopted an emergency resolution on Myanmar, supporting the call for comprehensive economic sanctions against the military junta, among other actions.

South African unions and civil society march for democracy in Eswatini

19 August, 2021IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), joined civil society organizations in a march to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Pretoria to demand democratic reforms in Eswatini.

Myanmar and Korean workers strike to commemorate 1988 uprising

12 August, 2021Myanmar and Korean trade unionists affiliated with IndustriALL Global Union joined a strike on 8 August to commemorate the 1988 people’s uprising that overthrew the military dictatorship, and to call for the defeat of the current regime.

Take action for eSwatini!

5 August, 2021eSwatini (formerly known as Swaziland) has been rocked by strong protests since end of May. Join our call to action supporting protestors calling for democratic reforms in Africa’s last absolute monarchy.

Paper workers sign agreement with Suzano, Brazil

30 June, 2021Paper workers in Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil, are celebrating a union victory after signing an agreement with Suzano, preventing the company from worsening working conditions.

ILO adopts resolution calling for a return to democracy in Myanmar

23 June, 2021After rejecting the credentials of the illegitimate military junta of Myanmar, the International Labour Conference (ILC) adopted an important resolution on Myanmar, calling for the restoration of democracy and respect of human rights in the country.

Union win for garment workers in Nicaragua

9 June, 2021Nicaraguan union NUPA has signed an agreement with Tegra Global, granting benefits to the 966 workers who will be out of work as the New Holland Apparel plant closes.

IndustriALL Hyundai/Kia trade union network – a platform for global solidarity

8 June, 2021When the IndustriALL Hyundai/Kia trade union network met on 17-18 May, the question if ILO core labour standards will ultimately lead to transnational social dialogue at the Korean automaker was discussed.

Global unions to challenge legitimacy of Myanmar junta at ILC

18 May, 2021In solidarity with Myanmar’s trade union movement, the Council of Global Unions has vowed to challenge the legitimacy of the Myanmar junta throughout the UN system, including in the upcoming 109th session of the International Labour Conference (ILC).