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Thai workers dismissed over union activities

8 January, 2020A few days after workers at Mizuno Plastic in Thailand established a union, 33 of them were fired.

Kazakh leader remains in custody on politically motivated charges

19 December, 2019On 3 December, the Shymkent court of Kazakhstan rejected the appeal of Erlan Baltabay, a former chairperson of Energy and Oil Workers Union "Decent Work" who was sentenced in June 2019 to seven years in jail on politically motivated charges never proven in court.

Action on the Philippines

4 December, 2019IndustriALL and other global unions are taking action on Human Rights Day, 10 December, in support of the people of the Philippines, where trade unionists and activists are met with increasing repression and violence.

Unions in Colombia march against violence

3 December, 2019IndustriALL's affiliates in Colombia participated in rallies and protests held across the country to condemn the violence and the socio-economic policies of president Iván Duque.

Strike in Chile calling for social change

29 November, 2019In the midst of a social crisis and more than 40 days of protests, Chile held another general strike on 26 November. Protestors are calling for an increased minimum wage, better pensions and job protection, and guaranteed access to health care and education.

Population out in force for general strike in Algeria

7 November, 2019Algeria is in the grip of a three-day general strike as almost half the population has stopped work across the country to demand democracy, liberty and workers’ rights, say unions.

Unionists, human rights activists and opposition politicians under siege in Zimbabwe

5 November, 2019When Munashe Chirowamari left home on 11 October 2018 to join fellow trade unionists on a demonstration organised by the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) against the ever-worsening economic situation in the country, little did he know that the state would not recognise his right to protest.

Anti-inequality protests intensify in Chile

31 October, 2019More than a million people took part in the biggest demonstration in Chile since democracy was restored. The protestors are calling for an end to the country’s widespread social inequality, and have been out on the streets every day to make their demands heard.

IndustriALL rejects violence and repression against the people of Chile

24 October, 2019IndustriALL Global Union has condemned the violence and repression in Chile that have led to the deaths of at least 18 people, and called on the Chilean government to respect the rights of all people to freedom of expression and peaceful demonstration.

Global network of BHP workers launch campaign against outsourcing

14 October, 2019Workers at BHP operations in Australia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru have planned a series of steps as part of a campaign to press the company to enter into meaningful dialogue with their unions at global level and to respect their rights.