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Zambian unions petition Dangote on violation of workers’ rights

6 July, 2018After recruiting and organizing over 500 workers at the Dangote Cement plant in Masaiti on the outskirts of Ndola, Zambian unions are being prevented from meeting with their members and collecting membership fees because of the company’s blatant violation of workers’ rights and union busting practices.

Court ruling criminalizes right to strike in Belgium

6 July, 2018A criminal court in Belgium has effectively criminalized the right to strike in the country after it found a local union leader guilty of the “malicious obstruction of traffic" following a national trade union picket close to the port of Antwerp two years ago.

Interview: Napoleón Gómez Urrutia’s return to Mexico a triumph for freedom of association

11 September, 2018After 12 years of self-imposed exile in Canada, the leader of the Los Mineros union, Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, has finally returned to Mexico, where he will take on a new role as senator for the National Regeneration Movement (Morena) party led by President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador. 

IndustriALL unions negotiate global dispute resolution mechanism with H&M

20 December, 2018IndustriALL Global Union trade union affiliates representing garment workers at H&M have agreed upon a global dispute resolution mechanism with the Swedish fashion giant, as part of IndustriALL’s global framework agreement (GFA) with the company. 

Chemical and pharmaceutical unions push for worker protections at ILO global forum

13 December, 2018IndustriALL Global Union trade unions from the pharmaceutical and chemical industries pushed for better worker protections at an International Labour Organization (ILO) global forum on digitalization and the future of work, from 10 to 12 December. 

Mexican activists plan an exchange platform for energy transition

14 December, 2018Nineteen representatives of independent trade unions and social movements in Mexico related to wind power and hydroelectric industries met on 3 December and agreed to create an exchange energy platform.

Desperate mine workers resort to hunger strike in Ukraine

10 January, 2019In the Donetsk region of Ukraine, three female employees of the Kurakhivska coal mine of the state-owned coal-mining enterprise Selydivvugillya, went on hunger strike against wage arrears on 2 January 2019.

Two thousand miners at Southern Peru Copper on indefinite strike

13 April, 2017Miners at Southern Copper Corporation in Peru are on indefinite strike in support of demands for a bigger share of profits, improvements in medical services, an end to company spying on workers and the reinstatement of dismissed workers.

MEPs demand respect for labour rights in Sri Lanka

19 April, 2017A fact finding mission to Sri Lanka, including Members of the European Parliament, has concluded that workers must have the right to organize and bargain collectively if the country is to be granted preferential trading conditions by the European Union. 

LafargeHolcim message heard “Workers’ rights are human rights”

15 December, 2016LafargeHolcim workers, shop stewards, works councils and trade unions across the globe held actions on the occasion of International Human Rights Day on 10 December demanding the cement giant LafargeHolcim to respect human rights.