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Korean union leader Lee Young-joo released!

14 June, 2018Sister Lee Young-joo, former general secretary of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions, has been released from prison on suspended sentence on the morning of 14 June 2018. She has spent almost six months in the Seoul Detention Centre.

Labour rights are human rights: UN report

19 October, 2016A powerful new UN report on freedom of assembly criticizes the “artificial distinction” between labour and human rights.

Deep concern over Cambodian trade union law

23 March, 2016IndustriALL Global Union has written to the Cambodian Prime Minister expressing its deep concern over a proposed trade union law that is set to pass through parliament. 

Sri Lankan garment workers rally to keep jobs

14 March, 2013On 10 March more than 400 garment workers, members of IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliate FTZ-GSEU, demonstrated and demanded that the Sri Lankan government collaborate with unions to keep their industry in the country.

ITUA inspected by the authorities in Russia

28 March, 2013On 20 March the headquarters of the Interregional Trade Union of Autoworkers (ITUA) in Saint Petersburg, Russia, were visited by the representatives of the Prosecutor’s office. The authorities requested various official documents from the union.

Mexican mineworkers' leader blocked from attending Congress

18 June, 2012Napoleon Gomez, the elected leader of the Mexican mineworkers' union (Los Mineros) has been kept on the Interpol list by the Mexican government even though the Mexican courts have declared him innocent.

Supervisor killed in a protest at Zambian Collum Mine

8 August, 2012A Chinese supervisor at Collum Coal Mine in Zambia was killed and another seriously wounded after being hit by a trolley pushed at them by workers on 4 August 2012. Workers were angry that the mining company had failed to raise wages in line with new minimums set by the Zambian government.

Sacked workers reinstated at FCMP metal factory in Turkey

10 August, 2012Birlesik Metal-Is secured the reinstatement of unfairly dismissed union members on 9 August 2012 at FCMP TR Metal, a screw-machining and assembly plant, which is part of French-based FCMP Développement.

Fiji government kicks out ILO mission

19 September, 2012A high-level mission of the International Labour Organization (ILO) investigating the effects of last year’s regressive labour reform has today been ordered to leave the country by the government.

Colombia: Cepcolsa and Termotécnica refuse to negotiate with USO

12 September, 2012The Colombian oil industry workers’ union, which is negotiating on behalf of contract workers who provide services to Cepcolsa, says it will take action against two companies that refuse to negotiate and that have been ill-treating the workers for a long time.