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Ontario government opens inquiry into 18-month strike at Crown Holdings

17 March, 2015IndustriALL Global Union joins its North American affiliate, the United Steelworkers (USW), in welcoming the decision of the Ontario Government to open an inquiry into an 18-month strike over wages and conditions at Crown Holdings in Toronto.

Mexico to ratify ILO Convention 98 on Collective Bargaining

16 March, 2015International and regional trade union groups have welcomed a commitment by Mexican Secretary for Labour and Social Welfare, Alfonso Navarrete Prida, to ratify ILO Convention 98 and promote genuine collective bargaining. This is a first step to end the use of ‘protection contracts’.

Filipino metalworkers to target multinational suppliers

9 March, 2015Metal unions in the Philippines are to target suppliers of multinational companies that are violating workers’ rights in the country.

IndustriALL backs metalworkers’ struggle in Turkey

28 May, 2015Widespread strong labour unrest in large auto and supplier factories in several cities of Turkey, particularly in Bursa, known as the capital of the auto industry, brings significant gains and commitments from employers for workers.

Observer mission highlights irregularities in Honduran elections

28 November, 2013‘Possession is nine tenths of the law’ is an expression that nicely sums up the approach of the Honduran ruling elite in the elections on 24 November. It was this strategy that allowed the ruling party to thwart the aspirations of millions of Hondurans who participated in Sunday’s elections believing that for the first time they had a real choice of political parties to choose between.

Negligence and a lack of security at the La Platosa mine leaves two workers dead

23 January, 2014On Thursday 9 January, a cable in a pool of water caused a short circuit inside the La Platosa mine owned by Excellon Resources in Mexico. This negligence left two workers dead and three with serious injuries from the burns they received.

IndustriALL calls for an end to violence in Ukraine

20 February, 2014According to the reports received from Ukrainian affiliates following the night clashes at Maidan (Independence square) in Kiev, from 18 to 19 February the House of Trade Unions was set on fire.

International labour movement campaigns for oil workers in Kazakhstan

12 December, 2013On 10 December, Human Rights Day, national and global union organizations together with the Association for Human Rights in Central Asia and web resource LabourStart launched a campaign for release of seven oil workers held in custody since 2012.

India - 2000 protestors march to free jailed Maruti Suzuki workers

3 February, 2014More than 2000 demonstrators took to the streets in New Delhi on Friday to demand the release of 147 Maruti Suzuki workers arrested in July 2012.

Iraq - workers demand fair laws now!

6 February, 2014Unions in Iraq, with the IndustriALL–affiliated Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions (IFOU) at the forefront; continue to demand that Parliament passes fair labour & trade union legislation before their current session ends in June. Oil workers are considering further action in support of these demands.