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Murder of unionists condemned as labour unrest spreads in South Africa’s mines

11 October, 2012IndustriALL strongly condemns the murders of several shopfloor leaders belonging to the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in this trying time for industrial relations in South Africa and amidst spreading labour unrest in the mining sector.

FID challenges IAM Gold dismissals in Burkina Faso

11 October, 2012Federation des Industries Diverses du Burkina (FID), an IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, will represent 61 of the 74 workers dismissed by IAM Gold on 10 May 2012 at the labour court.

IndustriALL and UAW demand justice for Ssangyong workers

10 October, 2012Three years since the shocking violence at Ssangyong Motor in Korea, with more than 100 subsequent imprisonments and 23 deaths, workers and their families are demanding justice.

IndustriALL joins with Ssangyong workers in demand for justice

10 October, 2012In 2009 the South Korean government shocked the international community by its use of lethal force against the Ssangyong Motor workers. At the time, the workers were in a 77-day sit-down strike calling for negotiations on work-sharing measures to avoid mass dismissals.

Outrage as IndustriALL ExCo member sacked in Zimbabwe

9 October, 2012IndustriALL takes action as the persecution of the Zimbabwe Electricity Workers Union (ZEWU) escalated last week with the dismissal of its president Angeline Chitambo.

Again, workers are killed at shipbreaking yard in India

8 October, 2012Six shipbreaking workers were killed and one worker was seriously injured on 6 October 2012 in a fatal incident at the Alang Ship Breaking Yard in the state of Gujarat in India.

Zimbabwe’s electricity utility continues to frustrate workers

4 October, 2012Whilst progress has been slow, suspended workers are being reinstated through the efforts of the Zimbabwe Electricity Workers Union (ZEWU).

Take Action for striking Colombian oil workers

4 October, 2012IndustriALL Global Union calls on its members to express their support for affiliated Unión Sindical Obrera (USO) and the 1,100 striking contract workers in conflict with an oilfield services company in the central Colombian municipality of Puerto Gaitán, as mass work stoppages were met with police aggression yesterday.

Mexican parliament debates today on dangerous labour law reform

27 September, 2012Mexican workers are picketing the Mexican parliament today; unions are mobilizing throughout the capital and elsewhere, as politicians debate the extremely anti-worker legislation submitted by outgoing president Felipe Calderón.

Syngenta Pakistan refuses to regularize 50 contract workers

27 September, 2012Swiss-based agrichemicals multinational Syngenta has behaved disgracefully in Pakistan since sacking the company-level union’s General Secretary in December 2010. During a very long legal battle for the right of 50 workers to permanent employment, management has rejected the judgements of numerous labour courts, ruling in favour of the workers.