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PROFILE: Putting her life on the line for workers

2 December, 2014Mexican human rights lawyer, Alejandra Ancheita, has faced death threats and a personal smear campaign in defending the rights of workers, indigenous communities and migrants.

Defining a labour strategy towards the garment industry

27 November, 2014A strong participation by IndustriALL affiliates at the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) Global Forum helped shape the future direction of the global network.

Workplace accident finally recognized

16 December, 2014For the last 13 years, distressed Colombian worker Rubén Montoya has been battling with Sura Insurance Company and Tenaris Tubo Caribe to get a pension and other benefits following a workplace accident leaving him unable to work. A settlement was finally made early December.

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.

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.

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’.

Solidarity support needed for suspended ZESA workers

14 August, 2012135 workers at Zimbabwe’s state owned utility, ZESA have been suspended indefinitely without pay and benefits on 17 July after a threatened strike on 10 July 2012. Hearings for these workers, which by law should take place within 14 days of their suspension, have been continually postponed and are now scheduled to begin on 16 August 2012.

IndustriALL takes de facto suspension of bargaining rights in Turkey to ILO

15 August, 2012IndustriALL Global Union has presented a formal complaint against the government of Turkey for violation of the ILO Convention on the Right to Organize and Collective Bargaining, 1949 (No. 98) over de facto suspension of the Right of Collective Bargaining in the country.

Fontana Pietro workers in Turkey fight for union recognition

20 August, 2012Members of IndustriALL Global Union affiliate Birlesik Metal-Is at a Fontana Pietro metal plant are fighting for union recognition after union leaders were fired on 17 August.

IndustriALL joins with Ssangyong workers in demand for justice

10 October, 2012In 2009 the South Korean government shocked the international community by its use of lethal force against the Ssangyong Motor workers. At the time, the workers were in a 77-day sit-down strike calling for negotiations on work-sharing measures to avoid mass dismissals.