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Vietnamese unions support ratification of convention on abolition of forced labour

7 July, 2020IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Vietnam welcome the the Vietnamese National Assembly’s unanimous approval of ratification of ILO C105 on abolition of forced labour and commit to play a leading role in eliminating forced labour in manufacturing industries.

ITUC calls out ten worst countries for workers

22 June, 2020International Trade Union Confederation has released their annual Global Rights Index, listing violations and restrictions of workers’ rights and freedoms in the world. The data is based on the situation in 144 countries. In its recent edition of the Global Rights Index, the ITUC notes the highest number of violations for the last seven years.

Unions under threat in Kyrgyzstan

22 June, 2020While the ex-chair of Federation of Trade Unions of Kyrgyzstan refuses to resign, the current leaders of FTUK are being prosecuted and a draft law depriving unions of independence is promoted in the parliament.

Proposed anti-union law threatens Ukrainian union movement

29 May, 2020IndustriALL Global Union and its Ukrainian affiliates oppose the draft anti-union law №2681 that would seriously undermine freedom of association and eliminate the system of social dialogue in Ukraine.

Workers in Peru and Chile question BHP's response to Covid-19

29 May, 2020Several unionized BHP workers in Peru and Chile are questioning the company's response to Covid-19. They state that new infections persist in Peru and that in Chile the company recruits only workers who do not have pre-existing health conditions.

New cases of Covid-19 in Peru’s mines

13 May, 2020As operations in Peru’s mines continue despite a state of emergency, the National Miners’ and Metalworkers’ Union (FNTMMSP) says 252 miners have contracted the disease and one has died.

South Korean pharmaceutical workers condemn Zoetis

12 May, 2020IndustriALL Global Union has stepped in to support its Korean affiliate, KCTF, whose members are victim of labour violations at multinational animal medicine company Zoetis.

Bárbara Figueroa receives the 2020 Arthur Svensson Prize

23 April, 2020Bárbara Figueroa, president of Chile's Central Union of Workers (CUT), has received the 2020 Arthur Svensson International Prize for Trade Union Rights in recognition of her commitment to fighting for social justice.

Sintracarbón ends collective bargaining dispute with Cerrejón

6 April, 2020IndustriALL Colombian affiliate Sintracarbón has withdrawn its list of demands from Cerrejón, ending the collective bargaining dispute and cancelling the strike approved by union members.

Sintracarbón announces possible strike action at Cerrejón Colombia

20 March, 2020The national union of workers in the coal industry (Sintracarbón, which is affiliated to IndustriALL in Colombia) voted in favour of a strike at the multinational Cerrejón 50 days after failing to reach an agreement in the negotiations to renew the current collective agreement.