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Mexican union leader, Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, sworn in as senator

30 August, 2018IndustriALL Global Union marked a historic moment as Mexican union leader, Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, returned to his country after 12 years in exile to be sworn in as senator, in a ceremony in Mexico City on 29 August. 

Hands off our right to strike!

19 February, 2015Workers around the globe staged a series of protests against employers’ attempts to challenge and potentially remove workers’ fundamental right to strike. This right is an integral part of the ILO Freedom of Association Convention 87.

Thai affiliates follow up ILO complaint with Ministry of Labour

16 February, 2017IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Thailand have met with the Ministry of Labour in Bangkok to pursue concerns highlighted in a complaint made to the International Labour Organization (ILO). 

Mexico remains under ILO’s spotlight

10 September, 2015IndustriALL Global Union proposes critical measures to end the pattern of protection contracts in Mexico that destroys all possibility of genuine social dialogue. These measures must also address the tripartite system of Labour Boards made up of government officials, business, and corrupt official labour unions which obstruct workers’ self organization.

IndustriALL condemns crackdown on Thai unionists

7 January, 2016***This article has been updated***IndustriALL Global Union strongly condemns the Thai military government after it invoked new powers under the Public Assembly Act 2015 to end a peaceful protest by union members in Bangkok yesterday (6 January).

We cannot give space to the enemies of peace, says Colombian union leader

20 October, 2016The president of IndustriALL Global Union Colombian affiliate, USO, says it is preparing to mobilize support for peace in Colombia, after a referendum on 2 October rejected a government peace deal with FARC rebels.

ILO issues recommendations to Russia and Belarus

22 November, 2012The International Labour Organization's Committee on Freedom of Association issued recommendations to Russia and Belarus on cases 2758 and 2090 initiated on the basis of complaints submitted by national unions with the support of IndustriALL Global Union.

THAILAND ACTIONS

3 October, 2012IndustriALL affiliate actions to STOP Precarious Work

Algeria: Crackdown on free unions taken to the ILO

15 June, 2017Trade unionists from Algeria have been in Geneva, Switzerland, for the International Labour Conference (ILC) to appeal to the ILO to help stop the growing repression against independent unions in the country. 

Trade union repression continues in Algeria

20 June, 2019Independent Algerian trade union leader, Raouf Mellal, was at the International Labour Conference in Geneva this week to highlight the human rights abuses he and his fellow trade unionists have suffered at the hands of the Algerian authorities.