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Belarus: unemployed will pay more for public services

5 February, 2018A new presidential decree in Belarus has ruled that unemployed workers will be subject to additional charges for public services subsidized by the state. 

IndustriALL urges Shell to intervene over fired trade union leaders in Brazil

7 March, 2018IndustriALL Global Union has called on Royal Dutch Shell Plc to intervene in the unfair dismissal of three union leaders at its subsidiary Raízen Energia in Brazil.

Crown once again tramples labour rights

20 March, 2014The Turkish subsidiary of Crown Holdings, Crown Bevcan, dismissed four trade union leaders with false and groundless charges as they had led union organizing at the company plant located in Izmit.

Labour conflicts deepen at Glencore Xstrata subsidiary

25 March, 2014Workers at a Glencore copper mining company in Southern Peru have walked off the job in protest at labour rights’ abuses.

Shipbreaking kills four workers in Bangladesh

10 April, 2014An exploding gas cylinder at the Arafin Enterprise shipbreaking yard in Sitakunda, Bangladesh, resulted in the death of four workers after inhaling carbon dioxide on 3 April. Another three workers are hospitalized with injuries.

Kazakhstan: IndustriALL demands safety improvements after three killed at ArcelorMittal

1 September, 2017Three workers were killed and another three seriously injured on 31 August at JSC ArcelorMittal Temirtau’s Kazakhstanskaya mine in the Karaganda region of Kazakhstan. 

Kazakh court rejects union leader’s appeal for justice

6 October, 2017The Shymkent city court refused to satisfy the appeal of the trade union leader Larisa Kharkova sentenced to a four-year restriction of her freedom based on “power abuse” accusations as chair of the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions of Kazakhstan.

Exxon bars workers from joining shareholders’ meeting

1 June, 2018Members of IndustriALL Australian affiliate AMWU travelled to Dallas, Texas in the US, to attend ExxonMobil’s annual shareholders’ meeting on 30 May to raise concerns over the long-running conflict at the company’s subsidiary Esso Australia. However, once there the four workers were denied entry despite having the necessary documents.  

ITUC Global Rights Index 2018: shrinking democratic space and rising corporate greed

7 June, 2018The number of countries with arbitrary arrests and detention of workers increased from 44 in 2017 to 59 in 2018, and freedom of speech was constrained in 54 countries.

Schneider Electric workers rally for union rights in India

11 June, 2018Workers of Luminous Power Technologies owned by Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management rallied protesting against vindictive actions, caste abuses of the management and demanded the right to freedom of association.