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Riot police disperse sacked workers at Texim producing for Hugo Boss

27 September, 2012Hugo Boss turns a blind eye to violent oppression of dismissed Texim workers producing their clothes in Turkey. The 38 Texim employees sacked since 7 August for trade union organizing had their peaceful picket attacked by 12 buses of riot police on 24 September.

Apple’s new products increase pressure on Foxconn workers

27 September, 2012On Monday clashes came across Foxconn's plant in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, China. Reports indicate the 79,000 workers employed at the Foxconn plant in Taiyuan are not that thrilled with the newly released iPhone 5, being forced to work under increased pressure to meet Apple’s deadlines.

Tenaris claims low production to fire workers

27 September, 2012Tenaris claims that there is low production in order to justify firing workers with high seniority and suffering illnesses.

Gerdau continues firing workers in Colombia

27 September, 2012Sintrametal and the Gerdau Workers’ World Council met with ministers and members of the government last week.

Egyptian Schlumberger union launches website

25 September, 2012Embattled workers at oilfield services company Schlumberger in Egypt have struggled to exercise their right to organize since April 2011, in face of strong union-busting by management. In spite of considerable obstacles the enterprise-level union has just launched its own website and continues to push for workers’ rights.

Join the resistance against proposed regressive labour law reforms in Mexico

21 September, 2012IndustriALL Global Union and its activist affiliates of the Tri-National Solidarity Alliance (TNSA) are leading opposition to dangerous labour law reform to be fast-tracked through the Mexican parliament. The legislation would intensify the serious obstacles already facing workers and democratic trade unions in Mexico.

Spanish unions lead workers in protest against austerity

19 September, 2012The mass demonstration of hundreds of thousands of people on 15 September, with workers lead by the industry sections of trade union federations CCOO and UGT, decried the “destruction” of Spain by the Mariano Rajoy government’s austerity measures that seek to cut 102 billion euros of social spending before 2014.

Siemens anti-union campaign bullies workers out of organizing

13 September, 2012IndustriALL-affiliated United Steelworkers (USW) was not surprised by an unsuccessful workplace election at Siemens in North East, Maryland, USA, on 7 September. Siemens management had employed harsh bullying tactics pressuring workers to vote against the union, besmirching the international reputation of the company weeks after it became a global framework agreement partner with IndustriALL.

EU should promote human rights in Kazakhstan

13 September, 2012Human Rights Watch (HRW) accuses Kazakhstan’s government and some companies of systematic violations of oil workers’ rights and suggests EU should pressure Kazakh authorities to improve the situation.

Labour keeps up pressure for democracy in Swaziland

11 September, 2012Despite demobilization efforts of the Swaziland government, labour together with student bodies and civil society in the country pushed on with calls for multiparty democratic elections during the Global Week of Action on Swaziland, 3 to 7 September.