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New democratic trade union federation to be established in the Mexican automotive sector

25 July, 2018Ten organizations representing over 25,000 Mexican workers announced on 13 July the imminent creation of a Federation of Democratic and Independent Unions in the automotive sector. Their hope is to participate in shaping labour and industrial policy in the country.

Sustainable energy policies vital, say electricity and nuclear unions

25 July, 2018Countries need to develop sustainable, mixed energy policies to ensure a continuous power supply, said representatives of trade unions representing electricity and nuclear workers meeting in St Petersburg, Russia, on 24 July.

Unions form global network and seek to expand partnership with ArcelorMittal

13 July, 2018Unions at ArcelorMittal have formed a global network and committed to pursue global social dialogue with the world’s largest steel company.

Zambia: Mining union on recruitment blitz

12 July, 2018“I will be smiling all the way to Kitwe,” says Brenda Mufika, the Copperbelt Regional Coordinator, of the Mine Workers Union of Zambia (MUZ), after signing a recognition agreement with Smech Engineering Services in the Sinazongwe District of the Southern Province of Zambia on 12 July.

Goodyear Mexico fires workers for setting up their own union

12 July, 2018Goodyear has unfairly dismissed dozens of workers employed at its factory in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, for the sole reason that they wanted to organize themselves in an independent, free and democratic union.

Hunger strike at Tenaris Colombia called off but struggle continues

5 July, 2018The vice-president of the Tenaris TuboCaribe union in Colombia (Sintratucar), Jairo del Río, has called off his hunger strike after being hospitalized, but the struggle against union persecution continues

Union organizing still a priority in Georgia

3 July, 2018Despite difficulties and challenges, IndustriALL Global Union’s Georgian affiliate the Trade Union of Metallurgy, Mining and Chemical Industry Workers (TUMMCIWG) is actively organizing workers.

Lesotho unions demand new minimum wages now

1 July, 2018Thousands of workers protested against a three-month delay in announcing new minimum wages, demanding the mandatory national minimum wage schedules, which provide wage rates for key jobs within sectors and are published annually in the Lesotho Government Gazette in April, to be released.

Caterpillar Union Network shows solidarity with Japanese brothers and sisters

28 June, 2018Caterpillar global union network held its annual meeting in Sagamihara, Japan, where the plant will be closed end of July 2018, and confirms global solidarity to make Caterpillar a better company with stronger trade unions.

Mining unions in the Philippines unite to build workers’ power

18 June, 2018IndustriALL Global Union mining affiliates in the Philippines, together with other unions and workers’ representatives in the sector, have formed a network to advocate mine workers’ interests at the national and local level, following a workshop in Tagaytay City on 5-6 June.