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Two years after Brumadinho disaster, safety concerns persist at Vale

26 January, 2021Two years after Brazil’s worst environmental and industrial disaster, subcontractors at mining company Vale are still raising concerns over health and safety and bullying by management.

Global steel company POSCO guilty of corporate manslaughter, says union

7 January, 2021A pattern of fatal accidents at the global steel company will only be resolved when workers’ have the right to organize freely and participate in safety systems, says the Korean Metal Workers’ Union (KMWU).

White-collar workers in a changing world of work

23 December, 2020The Covid-19 outbreak is changing how we work and white collar workers are particularly affected. For white-collar workers, the future of work has already arrived and unions have to address the changes.

Moroccan miners end underground protest

21 December, 2020As negotiations with the employer over a breached agreement have started, the 100 mine workers in Morocco who spent the last ten days 700 metres underground have suspended their sit-in.

South African union campaigns for an end to violence against women

10 December, 2020IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), is campaigning for an end to sexual harassment and violence at the workplace. As part of this campaign the union is providing support to members affected by gender-based violence.

Health and safety a major concern for South Asia chemical and pharmaceutical unions

10 December, 2020Increasing industrial accidents, health and safety risks, lack of relevant information, precarious work, digitalisation in production and building union networks were some of the key issues discussed at the South Asia chemical and pharmaceutical unions meeting on 27 November.

Argentina’s parliament in favour of ratifying C190

23 November, 2020Argentina is one step closer to becoming the third country in the world after Uruguay and Fiji to adopt ILO Convention 190 on the elimination of violence and harassment in the world of work, after the Chamber of Deputies approved a bill for ratification.

Protecting garment workers’ lives in Myanmar

26 October, 2020As reported cases of Covid-19 skyrocketed in Myanmar, the government, employers and trade unions have taken strong measures to protect workers’ lives.

Nuclear workers join forces

13 October, 2020Even with a pandemic wreaking havoc across the world, the nuclear sector remains fairly stable. But the current situation puts an increased focus on health and safety, which workers and unions must be involved in. That was the conclusion as 35 unionists from 15 countries from around the world met online to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on the energy sector.

Gender and diversity equality in BHP and Glencore a long way away

2 October, 2020IndustriALL’s BHP global network and Glencore global network commit to hold both global mining companies accountable for the gaps between their gender and diversity policies and its implementation.