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BASF unions maintain unity against Covid-19 challenges

13 October, 2020The IndustriALL trade union networks of BASF workers in Asia and Latin America are advancing towards stronger dialogue with the company. The world’s largest chemicals company, BASF, employs members of IndustriALL affiliated unions on all continents. While strong regional union structures are in place in Europe and the Americas, now the Asia-Pacific regional group is becoming equally mature, well-organized, and seeking an official relationship with regional management.

Nuclear workers join forces

13 October, 2020Even with a pandemic wreaking havoc across the world, the nuclear sector remains fairly stable. But the current situation puts an increased focus on health and safety, which workers and unions must be involved in. That was the conclusion as 35 unionists from 15 countries from around the world met online to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on the energy sector.

Uproar over passing of omnibus law in Indonesia

9 October, 2020Thousands of Indonesian workers from 30 provinces downed tools and took to the streets to express their anger over the passing of the omnibus law on job creation on 5 October. 

Fighting for decent work in South East Asia

8 October, 2020Globalization brings capital and opportunities, but also shapes economic and labour policies that threaten the welfare of workers. Union leaders in South East Asia agree that trade unions must confront regressive labour laws in order to fight for decent work in the region.

Indian unions mobilize for national strike

8 October, 2020Indian unions are calling for a nationwide strike on 26 November as a protest against the Modi government’s attacks on workers’ rights and poor Covid-19 response.

Union campaign brings improvements to Georgian labour law

7 October, 2020After fighting for amendments to the labour code, Georgian unions’ campaign bore results on 29 September when Parliament voted for improvements related to labour inspections, mandatory rest time and anti-discrimination.

#UnionWin as garment workers are reinstated

6 October, 2020Using the Myanmar Freedom of Association (FoA) Guideline, IndustriALL affiliate IWFM has achieved the reinstatement of three union leaders at Glory Fashion, who were dismissed after setting up a local union.

Organizing YouTube - IG Metall negotiates better rights

5 October, 2020What happens when a grassroots, international creators’ movement and a traditional trade union join forces?

Northern Cyprus union fights privatization of electric power

2 October, 2020IndustriALL  affiliate the Cyprus Turkish Electricity Authority Employees Union (EL-SEN) is taking action against the privatization of the Turkish electricity authority KIB-TEK. The public electricity provider has incurred massive debts, and the union is calling on the government to step in to avoid a transfer of power from pubic to private hands.

German unions stand up to Continental

30 September, 2020Demonstrations on 29 and 23 September, brought thousands to the streets of Hannover and Aachen as IndustriALL affiliates IG Metall and IG BCE protested against Continental’s decision to close plants in Germany. The tyre and auto parts giant plans to slash up to 13,000 jobs in the country, starting with 1,800 in Aachen.