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Ontario government opens inquiry into 18-month strike at Crown Holdings

17 March, 2015IndustriALL Global Union joins its North American affiliate, the United Steelworkers (USW), in welcoming the decision of the Ontario Government to open an inquiry into an 18-month strike over wages and conditions at Crown Holdings in Toronto.

Oil and gas workers network is launched in MENA region

30 April, 2015Delegates representing oil and gas workers from across the MENA region came to Beirut on 20-21 April to share information, build solidarity and launch the IndustriALL MENA Region Oil and Gas Workers Network.

IndustriALL gives voice to workers at OECD Steel Committee

13 May, 2015At the OECD Steel Committee on 11 – 12 May in Paris, France, participants discussed steel market developments, industry viability and competitiveness, trade policies, excess capacity.

Pakistani workers demand housing and pensions

6 November, 2013In Karachi workers staged a protest rally on 4 November 2013 claiming housing, fair welfare schemes and a transparent pension system.

Union protest ends in Peru

11 November, 2013Union members at Hialpesa, a Peruvian textile and garment factory, have returned to work after a three-day protest over temporary contracts.

PROFILE: Merger in Canada creates super union

28 November, 2013Two of IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliates in Canada, CAW and CEP, have joined forces to form a new trade union, Unifor. The new Canadian super union represents 300,000 workers in industry and services. New president Jerry Dias pledges focus on organizing and communities.

GEORGIA: successful organizing in difficult conditions

27 November, 2013With its abridged 2006 Labour Code, subject to an ILO complaint, and multiple rights violations, Georgia is a difficult place for union organizing. And yet, in just three years the Trade Union of Metallurgy, Mining and Chemical Industry Workers of Georgia (TUMMCIWG) has more than tripled its membership.

Negligence and a lack of security at the La Platosa mine leaves two workers dead

23 January, 2014On Thursday 9 January, a cable in a pool of water caused a short circuit inside the La Platosa mine owned by Excellon Resources in Mexico. This negligence left two workers dead and three with serious injuries from the burns they received.

Dismissed Turkish Workers at Punto Deri Continue to Struggle

21 November, 201328 dismissed workers at Punto Deri, members of IndustriALL Global Union’s Turkish affiliate Deri-Is, have been picketing for more than three months for their fundamental rights.

International labour movement campaigns for oil workers in Kazakhstan

12 December, 2013On 10 December, Human Rights Day, national and global union organizations together with the Association for Human Rights in Central Asia and web resource LabourStart launched a campaign for release of seven oil workers held in custody since 2012.