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Progress at ILO on precarious work

27 February, 2015IndustriALL took part in a tripartite Meeting of Experts on Non-Standard Forms of Employment which has agreed conclusions to significantly strengthen the ILO’s responses to precarious work

A question of dignity: a dark year for Algerian unions

17 October, 2017Algerian trade union leader, Raouf Mellal, is facing six months in prison for whistleblowing at one the country’s biggest enterprises Sonelgaz, while his union is courageously fighting a sustained attack on its members at the state-owned energy company.

ILO to adopt a new code of practice on safety in opencast mines

30 October, 2017IndustriALL Global Union is celebrating a significant boost for miners’ safety as the International Labour Organization (ILO) is set to adopt a new code of practice on occupational health and safety in opencast mines.  

2010 Pike River tragedy “accident waiting to happen”

8 November, 2012Almost two years after the tragic mine accident at Pike River, New Zealand that killed 29 miners, the Royal Commission of Inquiry published its damning report this week illustrating an “unrelenting picture of failure at virtually every level”.

Labour rights are human rights: UN report

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

Global Labour University calls for applications

7 February, 2013The Global Labour University (GLU) invites trade unionists and labour activists to apply to its Masters in "Labour Policies and Globalisation" at Kassel University and Berlin School of Economics and Law in Germany.

Mexican Government denounced again in ILO for violating freedom of association

19 June, 2018Ten trade unions have denounced the Mexican government's serious and repeated cases of violations to ILO C87 on freedom of association.

Towards a convention on gender based violence in the workplace

7 June, 2018The annual International Labour Conference (ILC) started in Geneva on 28 May, where Director-General Guy Ryder opened the conference calling for strong action to end violence and harassment at the workplace. Delegates from governments, workers and employers from the 187 ILO Member states came together to negotiate the nature and the scope of a future instrument on violence and harassment at work.

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.

ILO is back to work

30 June, 2015After three years of employers blocking work on the application of ILO norms, this year’s International Labour Conference reaches a series of important conclusions on Mexico, Bangladesh, Swaziland and social protection.