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United Autoworkers organize Faurecia in Kentucky

4 November, 2013A clear majority of workers recognized the United Autoworkers (UAW) as their union representing workers’ interests at the automotive supplier Faurecia Interior Systems Inc. in Kentucky, United States.

Negligence and a lack of security at the La Platosa mine leaves two workers dead

23 January, 2014On Thursday 9 January, a cable in a pool of water caused a short circuit inside the La Platosa mine owned by Excellon Resources in Mexico. This negligence left two workers dead and three with serious injuries from the burns they received.

Los Mineros win clear victory in Zacatecas

26 February, 2014Miners at the El Coronel mine, Zacatecas, will now be represented by the National Miner’s Union (SNTMMSRM), led by Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, in their relations with the authorities and for collective bargaining purposes with the Minera Frisco mining company.

Unions mark International Women’s Day

13 March, 2014Unions are instrumental in promoting the rights of women in the workplace by fighting for gender equality and equal pay. In recognition of International Women’s Day on Saturday 8 March, IndustriALL affiliates around the world organized many different events to celebrate the occasion.

IndustriALL spotlight on Malawi

18 March, 2014Trade unions in Malawi operating under the challenging circumstances of an underdeveloped economy participated in an IndustriALL mission to the country on 4-6 March. The goal of the mission was to plan future work to organize.

Challenges of unity building in the Philippines

13 March, 2014When ITGLWF, ICEM and IMF merged to become IndustriALL Global Union, Philippine affiliates to the former GUFs were brought together under the same roof. But with as many as 17 IndustriALL affiliates covering different industries in the Philippines, building a culture of unity is a challenge.

Building unity and power in Thailand

10 April, 2014For more than a month, 600 striking Michelin workers have been camping in front of the Ministry of Labour in Bangkok. On 9 April, IndustriALL Global Union together with all affiliates in the newly formed Confederation of IndustriALL Labour of Thailand met the workers to show global support for their struggle.

Garments sector closed for day of mourning in Bangladesh

27 November, 2012The news of the terrifying fire in Bangladesh has spread across the globe. The death toll is 112 people, remnants of 58 of the dead are not identifiable and a DNA test needs to be conducted.

Unity and cooperation encouraged in Zimbabwe

21 March, 2013Zimbabwean affiliates met to discuss challenges they face in union building amid tensions in the country over the referendum for a new constitution; a reminder of the on-going political difficulties faced by labour.

Support 1,140 Indian mineworkers organizing at bullying Thriveni

23 July, 2015You can lend your support to the 1,140 mineworkers at the Odisha Project of Thriveni Earthmovers who are facing harsh retaliation from their employer to their effort to organize a union. The backlash has included death threats. Click here to write to the Thriveni management and local government.