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Executive Committee calls for greater solidarity

2 May, 2018The need for solidarity to defend trade union rights and challenge violations in global supply chains underlined discussions at IndustriALL’s Executive Committee Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland on 26 and 27 April. 

IndustriALL statement on recent developments on steel and aluminium tariffs

23 March, 2018IndustriALL Global Union, in consultation with its trade union affiliates in the base metals sector, has issued the following statement in relation to the U.S. government’s recent decisions on tariffs on steel and aluminium imports which take effect today 23 March.

Swaziland: Union welcomes return to US-Africa trade agreement

19 January, 2018IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Amalgamated Trade Union of Swaziland (ATUSWA), has welcomed the readmission of Swaziland as a beneficiary to the US’s African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). 

IndustriALL affiliates protest against precarious work in Sri Lanka

9 November, 2017Trade union leaders from near 50 countries joined IndustriALL affiliates in Sri Lanka on 8 November to demonstrate against precarious work, showing the full force of the global union movement. 

MEPs demand respect for labour rights in Sri Lanka

19 April, 2017A fact finding mission to Sri Lanka, including Members of the European Parliament, has concluded that workers must have the right to organize and bargain collectively if the country is to be granted preferential trading conditions by the European Union. 

Unions in Mexico, US and Canada unite in tackling Trump

20 March, 2017Independent unions and allied NGOs came together in Mexico City on 15 March to debate the impact of the Trump agenda on the North American labour movement.

Australian Workers’ Union calls for action on Chinese steel

28 February, 2017IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) announced at its National Conference that it will take legal action against Chinese steel dumping.

Bangladesh crackdown calls preferential EU trade deal into question

2 February, 2017The latest crackdown on Bangladesh’s garment workers for demanding relief from poverty wages and hazardous working conditions must call into question the country’s continuing eligibility for trade preferences under the EU’s GSP regime, write Valter Sanches IndustriALL General Secretary, Philip Jennings UNI Global Union General Secretary and Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation.

Trade tariff victory for USW paper workers

9 December, 2016Anti-dumping tariffs on paper products from China and Indonesia were extended by US authorities on 6 December. The decision by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) follows strong lobbying by the world’s largest paper workers union, USW, who were joined by US manufacturers in calling for the measures.

EU must address Sri Lanka’s labour violations before granting trade preferences, says IndustriALL

2 December, 2016IndustriALL Global Union, Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) are calling on the European Union to adopt a roadmap to improve labour rights in Sri Lanka before the country can benefit from preferential access to European markets.