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Belarusian independent unions receive 2021 Arthur Svensson prize

9 April, 2021The Arthur Svensson international prize for trade union rights has been awarded to the independent trade union movement in Belarus. They get it for their fearless struggle for democracy and union rights in Europe's last dictatorship.

Nuclear workers worldwide commemorate Fukushima disaster

1 April, 202125,000 people died or disappeared in the Great East Japan earthquake with a magnitude of 9.0 and the Tohoku tsunami on 11 March 2011. Union leaders from nuclear and energy sectors met online on 30 March to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the Fukushima disaster in Japan.

Union in Hungary fights for increased salaries

22 March, 2021Hungarian union Vasas is renegotiating the collective agreement at German-owned B Braun, demanding a wage increase for its members who worked hard to maintain the plant’s level of production of medical devices throughout the lockdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Strengthening the digital capacity of IndustriALL affiliates

19 March, 2021The Covid-19 pandemic has forced workers around the world to find alternative ways to communicate, interact and work, becoming more reliant on digital solutions. As we have had to physically distance, union work and organizing have also become increasingly digital. To that end, IndustriALL has been active in strengthening affiliates’ digital capacity.

IndustriALL urges companies to guarantee fundamental rights in Myanmar

12 March, 2021The civil disobedience movement continues in Myanmar as the military refuses to respect democracy and hand back power. As the military’s use of violence towards the peaceful protestors is escalating, unions in Myanmar are reiterating the urgent need for economic sanctions.

Unions at LafargeHolcim pledge to intensify campaign

10 March, 2021The world union council of LafargeHolcim is calling on the cement giant to respect workers' rights, protect jobs, ensure workers' health and safety at work and drastically reduce precarious work.

Sintracarbón fights for 450 jobs at Cerrejón, Colombia

4 March, 2021Sintracarbón continues to fight for decent jobs and working conditions at Cerrejón, Colombia, while the company is putting pressure on 450 workers to accept voluntary retirement. If they don’t, the workers will be dismissed without just cause.

Pulp and paper workers in Latin America fight for collective bargaining

2 March, 2021Unions and federations from Latin America's pulp and paper industry have agreed to fight together to safeguard their rights to collective bargaining and health and safety in the workplace, and to strengthen company-wide union networks.

IndustriALL demands justice for the victims of the Pasta de Conchos disaster

23 February, 2021Friday 19 February marked the 15th anniversary of the Pasta de Conchos tragedy in which 65 workers were killed at the Grupo Mexico mine. IndustriALL is demanding justice for the victims. It is also calling for the bodies of 63 workers still buried underground to be recovered.

Nationwide strike for democracy in Myanmar

22 February, 2021Today saw a nationwide strike in Myanmar, as hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in spite of a previous statement by the military that protestors risked their lives.