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Union power taking off in aerospace industry

2 July, 2015The world conference for aerospace industries held in Berlin on 1 – 2 July, saw delegates from around the globe discuss building union power and confronting global capital in the sector.

22-month USW strike ends in agreement with Crown in Toronto

23 July, 2015American beer can giant Crown has damaged the lives of IndustriALL Global Union members in Canada, Turkey and Ghana over the last two years. USW members in Toronto voted on 19 July to accept a new collective agreement and end their determined 22-month strike.

IndustriALL affiliates fight redundancies at Whirlpool in Italy

28 May, 2015IndustriALL Italian affiliates FIM-CISL, FIOM-CGIL and UILM responded on 22 and 25 May with a series of joint protests against 480 layoffs announced by Whirlpool.

Vote for the Public Eye Lifetime Award

21 November, 2014Six multinational companies, including Walmart and Glencore, are in the running for the Public Eye Lifetime Award. The prize highlights businesses guilty of human and labour rights violations, environmental destruction or corruption.

INTERVIEW: Sharan Burrow - The world needs a pay rise

2 December, 2014180 million workers in the world are members of trade unions, making the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) the largest democratic organization in the world. But this is only seven per cent of all workers, which is not enough, says ITUC general secretary, Sharan Burrow. The target is set at 200 million by 2018.

IndustriALL Executive Committee in Tunis

8 December, 2014On 4 – 5 December, IndustriALL held its Executive Committee meeting in Tunis. The location was a show of support for Tunisia’s democratic development, in which trade unions have played an important part.

Philippine cement unions prepare for Holcim-Lafarge merger

9 December, 2014In preparation of the imminent merger of the two global cement giants Holcim and Lafarge, IndustriALL affiliated cement unions under the Philippine Cement Workers Council (PCWC) met last week to discuss strategic action.

IndustriALL demands justice for South African miners at Anglo American

24 April, 2014IndustriALL Global Union joins the National Union of Mineworkers at the Anglo American annual general meeting to demand justice for South African Miners that suffer from the deadly respiratory disease, silicosis, contracted while working in the company’s South African gold mines.

Crown campaign finds support in Italy and France

13 May, 2014The representatives of the USW Local 9176 members leading a heroic fight in Toronto, Canada against the food and beverage package producer multinational Crown Holdings rendered a visit of solidarity to their colleagues working for the company factories in Italy and France.

EU and US choose corporations over human rights

1 July, 2014The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has resolved to develop an international legally binding instrument to regulate the activities of multinational corporations (MNCs), but countries that host MNCs voted against the decision.