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Chemical and pharmaceutical unions confront Covid-19 together

6 July, 2020IndustriALL members are producing materials used in the fight against the pandemic; from sanitisers, to protective masks, medicines, and eventually a vaccine. Strong union action is protecting working conditions, and safe and healthy workplaces.

Pregnant women and local union leader reinstated in Cambodia

6 July, 2020After a campaign by the Collective Union of Movement of Workers (CUMW) and IndustriALL Global Union, garment factories Youli and Shuangli have reinstated eleven pregnant women as well as the local union leader.

Mine collapse kills more than 160 workers in Myanmar

3 July, 2020An accident in Hpakant, in Myanmar’s Kachin state, has claimed the lives of at least 162 mine workers, with dozens more feared dead, and injured 54.

Hyundai’s union busting in Germany

3 July, 2020At the end of June, a German union member defended his rights as a worker, trade unionist and member of the works council at the Hyundai research and development centre, at the regional labour court in Frankfurt, Germany.

Wage discrimination and corruption at Medis Dakar in Senegal

3 July, 2020IndustriALL Global Union affiliate in Senegal, Syndicat National des Travailleurs des Industries Chimiques et Activités Assimilées du Sénégal (SYNTICS), and the Confédération Nationale des Travailleurs du Sénégal (CNTS) to which it also belongs, are condemning the wage discrimination and corruption at pharmaceutical company Medis Dakar.

Mining unions in solidarity to confront COVID-19

2 July, 2020“International solidarity is a must”, is a key strategy of IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliates in the mining and diamond, ornaments, and jewelry production (DGOJP) sector to confront the Covid-19 pandemic.

Union protests lockout at Nycil chemical plant in Nigeria

2 July, 2020When 163 workers at Nycil Nigeria reported for work on 29 June they found the gates locked. Since then the workers are picketing outside the company premises in Lagos and have been joined in solidarity by other workers in the area.

Precarious working conditions of diamond cutting and polishing workers in Botswana expose jewellery brands

25 June, 2020Over 277 jobs were recently lost in Botswana’s diamond cutting and polishing sector. IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Botswana Diamond Workers Union (BDWU), is protesting against the precarious working conditions in the industry.

Lockout ends for refinery workers in Canada

23 June, 2020A dispute that lasted almost 200 days has ended after the Unifor Canada local 594 bargaining unit ratified a tentative agreement with the employer, Federated Co-operatives Limited.

ITUC calls out ten worst countries for workers

22 June, 2020International Trade Union Confederation has released their annual Global Rights Index, listing violations and restrictions of workers’ rights and freedoms in the world. The data is based on the situation in 144 countries. In its recent edition of the Global Rights Index, the ITUC notes the highest number of violations for the last seven years.