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Unions under threat in Kyrgyzstan

22 June, 2020While the ex-chair of Federation of Trade Unions of Kyrgyzstan refuses to resign, the current leaders of FTUK are being prosecuted and a draft law depriving unions of independence is promoted in the parliament.

Myanmar: call for social dialogue over dismissals

18 June, 2020Industrial Workers’ Federation of Myanmar (IWFM) is urging Jia Hao Fashion Industry to immediately engage in social dialogue over the dismissal of 79 workers and continuous protests outside their factory in Myanmar’s capital Yangon.

724 workers, including pregnant women, dismissed at Cambodia garment factory

18 June, 2020The coronavirus pandemic continues to hit Cambodian workers hard. On 13 June, Youli International (Cambodia) Garment Co. Ltd fired 724 garment workers, including 11 pregnant women.

Coal India unions call for strike to oppose privatization

16 June, 2020Central unions in India’s coal sector are calling for a three-day strike on 2 July, to oppose the government’s plan to auction coal blocks on to private companies for commercial mining.

Fight for your rights!

16 June, 2020For eight years, Hyundai has tried to sack a German trade unionist. On 19 June, a German labour court will rule on the case.

Thousands of garment workers in the Philippines fear job losses

15 June, 2020Over 20,000 workers in Philipines’ textile, garment and leather goods have been laid-off due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In the absence of industry recovery plan, many more workers fear further job losses in the coming three to six months.

Goodyear sacks 52 union members in Indonesia without cause

15 June, 2020IndustriALL Global Union and its affiliates observe a concerning trend against workers in the operations of US-based tire-maker Goodyear worldwide. This includes unilateral decisions on plant closures, bad faith bargaining practices, dismissal of workers without justified reasons, violation of fundamental rights and disrespect of industrial relations.

Alcoa threatens to close US plant

12 June, 2020Around 600 IAM members stand to lose their jobs by the end of July as Alcoa, the owner of the aluminium plant in Ferndale, Washington, US, has announced its closure. 

Indonesian paper workers fighting for their jobs

12 June, 2020Management of the large pulp and paper company PT Tanjungenim Lestari is facing international outcry for allowing union busting of its workforce. The unionized handlers have worked for up to 20 years loading pulp and paper at different stages along the production line.

Polish wage strike at International Paper

12 June, 2020Striking in demand of a monthly wage increase of 85 euros, workers at the International Paper (IP) Kwidzyn paper mill in Northern Poland started indefinite industrial action on 9 June.