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Worker perspectives from Cerrejón coal mine

13 April, 2021Last week, IndustriALL and the UK Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF) co-hosted a webinar examining how labour practices at the Colombian coal mine Cerrejón are affecting workers. The massive open-pit coal mine is jointly owned by mining multinationals Anglo American, BHP and Glencore.

New Kyrgyz trade union law must be revoked

8 April, 2021IndustriALL, together with ITUC and other global unions, support Kyrgyz unions urging the President to veto the law on trade unions that would deprive workers of freedom of association.

ILO urges Belarus to stop repression and respect workers’ rights

31 March, 2021The Governing Body of the International Labour Organization (ILO) approved the report of the Committee on Freedom of Association and its recommendations to the Government of Belarus, urging the government to take measures to release all trade unionists in detention and drop all charges related to participation in peaceful protests and industrial actions.

Trade unionist killed in the Philippines

31 March, 202135-year old trade union leader Dandy Miguel was killed on 28 March in Calamba city, after taking cases of extrajudicial killings to the Commission of Human Rights. His death adds to the more than 50 trade unionists that have been killed since Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte came to power in 2016.

Nexperia union launches campaign to reinstate leader

23 March, 2021Nexperia Philippines Workers’ Union has launched a campaign for the reinstatement of its vice president Emily Barrey, whose dismissal the union claims is union busting under the guise of violating the Covid-19 health protocol.

Finnish forest company UPM attacks workers’ fundamental rights

19 March, 2021One month after promises to conduct collective bargaining, the Finnish forest industry company UPM, announced in the beginning of February 2021 that it would no longer negotiate collectively on wages, bonuses, sick leave pay, maternity or paternity leaves thus violating its workers fundamental rights at work. The company employees demand that the terms of their work should be negotiated collectively with the unions representing them.

IndustriALL urges companies to guarantee fundamental rights in Myanmar

12 March, 2021The civil disobedience movement continues in Myanmar as the military refuses to respect democracy and hand back power. As the military’s use of violence towards the peaceful protestors is escalating, unions in Myanmar are reiterating the urgent need for economic sanctions.

Haiti: unions demand return to democracy

12 March, 2021Unions in Haiti, the most unequal country in Latin America, are demanding a return to democracy and an end to human rights violations and union repression.

Interim win against Kyrgyzstan’s anti-union draft law

12 March, 2021Kyrgyzstan’s parliament has postponed the third reading of the anti-union draft law, as a result of the Kyrgyz unions’ fight with international solidarity campaign. But the struggle will only be over once the draft law is wholly abandoned.

IndustriALL Global Union leadership calls on the military of Myanmar to restore democratic order and stop arresting, injuring and killing protesters

8 March, 2021Jörg Hofmann and Valter Sanches urge the military leaders of Myanmar to restore democracy and comply with international human rights norms now. IndustriALL Global Union and its affiliates stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Myanmar, who are protesting peacefully for their country. The arrests, injuries and deaths caused by military actions must end immediately.