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Coats Honduras urged to reinstate dismissed workers

14 January, 2021Fifteen workers at the Coats plant in Honduras have been laid off without prior consultation with the union.

Samsung must stop delaying collective bargaining

22 December, 2020IndustriALL affiliate Federation of Korean Metalworkers' Trade Unions (FKMTU) calls on Samsung Group to stop using delaying tactics in collective agreement negotiations and to accept the union’s demands.

End repression and killings of trade unionists, Duterte told

16 December, 2020On 30 November, trade unionists around the world joined a global day of action for the Philippines, holding protests in the streets and at Philippine embassies, calling on President Rodrigo Duterte to end the repression and killing of trade unionists. The Philippine government responded by arresting six trade unionists and a journalist on 10 December.

Belarus – human rights must be respected

10 December, 2020Today, on 10 December, we celebrate International Human Rights Day, but even after four months of struggle for freedom and democracy, most Belarusians cannot fully enjoy this day.

Electrolux must compensate workers dismissed over Covid protests

9 December, 2020Earlier this year, workers at Electrolux’ factory in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, tried to engage the company in dialogue when management insisted on keeping operations running despite an emergency decree allowing only essential work, despite Covid infections among staff and a lack of personal protection equipment. When that failed, protests were launched on 7 April and the Swedish multinational responded by dismissing nearly 100 people.

Why the Omnibus Law is not only an assault on workers’ rights but also on Indonesia’s SDG progress

7 December, 2020Besides a raging Covid-19 pandemic that has seen Indonesia produce the second highest confirmed death toll in Asia after India, widespread opposition to President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo’s recent Omnibus Law has dominated public discourse in Indonesia for months.

Kyrgyzstan: Stop pressure on trade unions

1 December, 2020For two years, unions in Kyrgyzstan have been under threat and authorities are now increasing pressure. Global unions have launched a LabourStart campaign to support Kyrgyz unions.

Trade unionism is not a crime; activists are not terrorists

28 November, 2020Council of Global Unions statement on the day of action on the Philippines 

Global unions call on Swiss to vote for corporate responsibility

27 November, 2020On Sunday, Swiss citizens will vote in the Responsible Business Initiative referendum. If adopted, the initiative will mean that companies headquartered in Switzerland will be legally responsible for what happens in throughout their global operations including their value chains. It is an important step to hold multinationals accountable for violations, regardless of in which country they occur; there will be nowhere hide.

Nationwide demonstrations against regressive labour law in Korea

18 November, 2020Tens of thousands of workers demonstrated across South Korea on 14 November, calling on the MOON Jae-in government to withdraw a regressive labour law revision and enact the “CHUN, Tae-il Act”, as workers commemorate the 50th year since the self-immolation of Korean labour martyr CHUN, Tae-il.