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Workers’ and human rights violations in Belarus must stop

21 January, 2021Union activists and workers in Belarus are receiving harsh court sentences for peaceful protests, fighting for democracy and freedom.

Thousands of British Gas workers continue strike action

21 January, 2021IndustriALL UK affiliate GMB has launched a series of seven one-day strikes to protest against British Gas’ plans to fire and rehire and cut workers’ pay and terms. This follows on a five-day strike earlier this month.

Namibia: CNNC Rössing Uranium mine must reinstate nine dismissed union members

21 January, 2021The Mineworkers Union of Namibia (MUN) is challenging the unfair dismissals of nine union leaders at Rössing Uranium mine and calling for their reinstatement. The union says besides the charges being spurious, due process was not followed and the disciplinary hearings that took place were a shamble.

Brazilian unions fight to protect 5,000 jobs at Ford

19 January, 2021Ford has announced its intention to close three plants in Brazil, resulting in 5,000 workers losing their jobs. IndustriALL is calling on Ford to reconsider the decision and to discuss alternative solutions with the unions.

Coats Honduras urged to reinstate dismissed workers

14 January, 2021Fifteen workers at the Coats plant in Honduras have been laid off without prior consultation with the union.

Samsung must stop delaying collective bargaining

22 December, 2020IndustriALL affiliate Federation of Korean Metalworkers' Trade Unions (FKMTU) calls on Samsung Group to stop using delaying tactics in collective agreement negotiations and to accept the union’s demands.

Indonesia: local union leader must be reinstated

22 December, 2020IndustriALL Indonesian affiliate Lomenik is calling on PT Kemet Batam Electronics to reinstate the local Lomenik union secretary, dismissed in November for alleged unauthorized leave.

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.

Alarming attacks on labour laws during Covid-19 in South Asia

18 December, 2020Across South Asian countries labour laws are facing increased attacks undermining workers’ rights including freedom of association and collective bargaining. IndustriALL South Asia affiliates call for building national and international solidarity to protect workers’ rights.

Significant step forward for homebased workers in Sindh, Pakistan

18 December, 2020The Homebased Women Workers Federation (HBWWF) has signed a MoU with the regional government’s labour department to register homebased workers. The process will help thousands of workers to receive social protection benefits in the future.