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Malaysian law reforms must comply with ILO Convention on Freedom of Association

9 May, 2019Ahead of labour law amendments that will be tabled in parliament in July 2019, IndustriALL Malaysia Council organized a round of consultation meetings on the Trade Union Act 1959 and Industrial Relations Act 1967 to seek wider consensus on issues such as freedom of association, fair labour practice and collective bargaining.

Swedish unions help to strengthen their Latin American peers

18 April, 2019Representatives from Swedish unions IF Metall and Unionen met with IndustriALL Global Union leaders in Uruguay to plan the project to build union power in Latin America.

Malaysia: building union power by more members

16 April, 2019In a national unity meeting in Malaysia on 6 – 7 April, IndustriALL Council and union leaders demonstrated a strong commitment to build union power by increasing union membership power in the country’s various industries.

Organizing diamond mineworkers in Lesotho

11 April, 2019A union organizing team of ten travelled over 190 km from Maseru on 4 April — through winding, gravel tracks and a running river before reaching the Storm Mountain Diamond mine in Kao village, in the Butha-Buthe district of Lesotho. 

Zambian union on organizing blitz for contract mineworkers

27 March, 2019Mining companies in Zambia are increasingly employing workers through contractors instead of offering direct employment. Unions are recruiting and organizing to fight back this promotion of precarious work.

Training advances collective bargaining skills in Ethiopia

1 March, 2019Collective bargaining is one of the critical skills for Ethiopian trade unions in the chemical, energy, and mining sectors, and the unions are equipping shop stewards through training on what strategies to use when they engage employers.

5 reasons to join a union

1 February, 2019There’s never been a more important time to join a union. As 26 billionaires own as many assets as the poorest 50 per cent of the world’s population, ordinary people are finding it harder to make ends meet. Trade unions fight for working people so they get a fairer share of profits, that in turn leads to a healthy economy and stable society. So what do they offer? 

Precedent set as Belarusian authorities register local union

23 January, 2019For the first time since the submission of a complaint to the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 2000 against violations of trade union rights, Belarusian authorities have registered an independent local union.

IndustriALL Asia-Pacific Trade Union Network for Takeda meets

11 January, 2019The second meeting of the Asia-Pacific region’s trade unions of Japanese pharmaceuticals multinational, Takeda, met in Tokyo on 15 November 2018. IndustriALL Global Union affiliates from Japan, Indonesia, Korea and the Philippines constituted this meeting of the global network committee. 

First-ever collective agreement reached in Turkish gold mining

4 January, 2019IndustriALL Global Union’s Turkish mining affiliate Maden-Is has reached a collective bargaining agreement with mining company, Tümad Madencilik, which is the first in the country’s growing gold mining industry.