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Save Dave: Australian miner sacked after leading underwear protest

18 May, 2017CFMEU delegate Dave McLachlan was sacked after a shift of miners at Appin mine stripped down to their underwear in protest at the lack of work clothes.

IndustriALL slams deregistration of energy union in Algeria

18 May, 2017IndustriALL Global Union has written to the Minister of Labour in Algeria to condemn the de-registration of its energy union affiliate, SNATEGS, and the dismissal of its president, Raouf Mellal. 

Algerian trade union leader appeals prison sentence

10 May, 2017Algerian trade union leader and whistleblower, Mellal Raouf, will begin an appeal against his six-month prison sentence at a court in Guelma on 11 May.

A question of dignity: a dark year for Algerian unions

17 October, 2017Algerian trade union leader, Raouf Mellal, is facing six months in prison for whistleblowing at one the country’s biggest enterprises Sonelgaz, while his union is courageously fighting a sustained attack on its members at the state-owned energy company.

Ericsson global trade union network moves forward

19 September, 2019Trade unions representing employees of Swedish multinational company, Ericsson, gathered in Kista, Sweden, on 12-13 September for the third meeting of the Ericsson Global Trade Union Network.

Egypt – Speedy return to democracy is a must

18 July, 2013Egypt is currently deeply divided and the path forward is profoundly uncertain. IndustriALL Global Union firmly believes that Egypt’s military must quickly get out of politics and allow a speedy return to democracy under a constitution that ensures the fundamental rights of all.

IndustriALL mobilizes against grotesque labour law reform in Mexico

18 April, 2018With a vote looming in the Mexican Senate on labour reform proposals, the next two weeks will be crucial in the decades-long struggle to secure labour justice for Mexican workers. Affiliates in Latin America and the Caribbean have been called upon to urge the Senate to reject the controversial proposals.

French cosmetics brand Yves Rocher dismisses 100+ union members

24 May, 2018Since April, Yves Rocher has dismissed a total of 115 workers at their Turkish subsidiary Kosan Kozmetik Pazarlama ve Ticaret AS for exercising their fundamental right to join a union.

Copper workers face threats in Chile

3 September, 2018Leaders of the trade unions representing workers at Chile’s state-owned copper company Codelco are receiving threats over their union work.

Mexico's labour reforms set to bring greater union democracy

2 May, 2019The Mexican Senate has approved a new Labour Bill. While the new legislation will be a step forward for union democracy, it does not cover key issues such as outsourcing.