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Workers ask Brazilian senator to mediate in dispute over union recognition at Nissan

14 April, 2016After hearing evidence on Nissan’s anti-union practices in the USA, Senator Paulo Paim agreed to ask the Nissan CEO to allow unionisation of the plant.

Lexmark workers dismissed for demanding labour rights

29 March, 2016Workers at Lexmark's factory in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico are suffering poor working conditions with low pay and unsafe workplaces. When they tried to fight for their rights and organize an independent union, they were unfairly dismissed. IndustriALL Global Union calls on the Conciliation and Arbitration Board (JCA) to order their reinstatement.

Handbook on safety and health for sandstone mine workers released

24 March, 2016A new publication on “Safety and health for sandstone mine workers” has been released by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and IndustriALL Global Union. It aims to strengthen the capacity of informal sandstone mine workers to understand and improve workplace safety and prevent child labour.

Moldova: IndustriALL final workshop of the training of trainers project

22 March, 2016On 15-16 March, the Labour Institute in Chisinau, Moldova, hosted the final workshop of the Training of Trainers project organized by IndustriALL Global Union and its French affiliate FO Metaux.

Nissan – Not fit to be an Olympic sponsor

18 February, 2016Nissan is under fire from trade unions that say the car company is breaking Olympic guidelines for sponsors of the Rio 2016 Games. 

IndustriALL holds its first automotive workshops in China

21 December, 2015IndustriALL Global Union held its first ever automotive workshops in China last month. The auto sector meetings took place in Shanghai and Beijing from 24 to 26 November.

Organizing workers in Sri Lankan Free Trade Zones

27 October, 2015A workshop was organized on 25 October in Colombo under the IndustriALL/Unifor organizing project for women organizers and activists in Sri Lankan Export Processing Zones (EPZs). The participants were from IndustriALL affiliated unions in Sri Lanka involved in organizing workers in the Katunayake, Biyagama & Panadura Free Trade Zones (FTZs) in Sri Lanka. 

Repsol network meets in Peru

22 October, 2015The Repsol trade union network met in Lima, Pefu from 19 to 21 October 2015 against the backdrop of news that the Spanish oil company is to cut 1,500 jobs worldwide. 

Mexican Honda union loses hard-fought election

19 October, 2015The independent Honda workers union of Mexico (STUHM) was dealt a bitter blow on Thursday after being narrowly defeated in an election marred by serious irregularities.

Unions from South East Europe join global campaign against precarious work

15 September, 2015Trade unions in South East Europe are operating in an adverse environment. At a workshop in Sarajevo, union representatives from the region voiced their determination to fight for improved protection of workers’ rights in legislation and stop the expansion of precarious work.