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Union rights victory at Ashton Apparels in Kenya

15 January, 2015Over 7,000 workers returned to work on 15 January after an eight-day of strike action. The action was the result of the dismissal of 120 workers from Ashton Apparels after they joined the Tailors and Textiles Workers Union (TTWU). 

Cambodia – one year on violence continues

6 January, 2015A year after five people were shot dead by police and 40 more were severely injured during wage protests in Phnom Penh on 3 January 2014, unionists in Cambodia are still being subjected to violence.   

Creation of a single industrial union in Chile - a "dream come true”

4 December, 2014“Four years ago, we began to build our union with a lot of hope in our hearts. We took an important step to strengthen and end the fragmentation of the trade union movement. After much effort and a lot of support from IndustriALL Global Union, we can say we are on the right path”, said Horacio Fuentes, in his opening speech at the founding congress of Industrial Chile.

Filipino trade unions set to boost organizing campaigns

11 November, 2014IndustriALL Global Union Philippines affiliates participated in the training on how to conduct organizing campaigns.

Mexican lawyer wins top human rights award

9 October, 2014Lawyer Alejandra Ancheita has been awarded the Martin Ennals prize, often dubbed the “Nobel prize” for human rights, for her relentless work defending migrants, mine workers and indigenous communities in her native Mexico.

IndustriALL India women discuss decent work

29 August, 2014Some 40 women from IndustriALL affiliates from all over India met in Kolkata on 26 and 27 August to exchange experiences about what they have done so far and to think about what they want to do in the future. About 10 men leaders of the unions also took part in the workshop. It was held in the framework of the Asia Pacific union building project.

IndustriALL women’s workshop in Colombia promotes organizing

30 July, 2014IndustriALL Colombia organized its 20th women’s workshop in Bogotá on 3 and 4 July 2014. Women from the affiliated unions Sintravidricol, Sintracarbon, Sintraindomecol, Utrammicol and Sintraelecol attended the workshop.

UAW forms local union in VW Chattanooga plant vicinity

11 July, 2014IndustriALL Global Union welcomes a move by affiliate UAW to set up a local branch for Volkswagen workers after it narrowly lost a battle for union representation at the carmaker’s plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Organizing efforts in Ethiopia’s textile sector stepped up

11 June, 2014Worker leaders from textile factories in Ethiopia came together to develop strategies for organizing unorganized workers.

Botswana affiliates set up IndustriALL National Council

13 May, 2014Brought together by the IndustriALL Sub-Saharan Africa Union Building project, the three IndustriALL affiliates in Botswana met on 10-11 May in Gaborone, Botswana, to discuss, develop and adopt their work plans for the next 3 years.