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Fontana Pietro workers in Turkey fight for union recognition

20 August, 2012Members of IndustriALL Global Union affiliate Birlesik Metal-Is at a Fontana Pietro metal plant are fighting for union recognition after union leaders were fired on 17 August.

IndustriALL takes de facto suspension of bargaining rights in Turkey to ILO

15 August, 2012IndustriALL Global Union has presented a formal complaint against the government of Turkey for violation of the ILO Convention on the Right to Organize and Collective Bargaining, 1949 (No. 98) over de facto suspension of the Right of Collective Bargaining in the country.

Carbones de la Jagua and Fenoco suspend employment contracts

15 August, 2012Sintramienergetica is calling on the Colombian government to stop abuses by union-busting multinationals like Glencore, Drummond and Vale. After nearly one month on strike in defence of the terms of their collective agreement, directly and indirectly employed workers at Carbones de la Jagua and Fenoco have been sacked.

Solidarity support needed for suspended ZESA workers

14 August, 2012135 workers at Zimbabwe’s state owned utility, ZESA have been suspended indefinitely without pay and benefits on 17 July after a threatened strike on 10 July 2012. Hearings for these workers, which by law should take place within 14 days of their suspension, have been continually postponed and are now scheduled to begin on 16 August 2012.

Sacked workers reinstated at FCMP metal factory in Turkey

10 August, 2012Birlesik Metal-Is secured the reinstatement of unfairly dismissed union members on 9 August 2012 at FCMP TR Metal, a screw-machining and assembly plant, which is part of French-based FCMP Développement.

Bridgestone workers in Bahia on strike for more than a month

10 August, 2012Bridgestone workers are fighting for better pay, decent working conditions and an end to bullying.

Zimbabwean Miners Allege Abuse by Controversial Anjin

10 August, 2012On 3 August 2012, 1,500 workers at a mine controlled by Anjin Investments were fired when the labour court ruled their strike action illegal. Workers were demanding better pay and working conditions, in their eighth strike in two years. Workers were told to vacate company housing and reapply for their positions, if they wished to continue work at the mine.

Campaign to reinstate dismissed union members at Mölnlycke, Thailand continues

9 August, 2012IndustriALL Global Union continues to support the active campaign of its two Thai affiliates TWFT and CWUA for re-instatement of eighteen dismissed trade union activists sacked for their union activities at a subsidiary of Mölnlycke, the Swedish-based care product manufacturer.

Dismissed workers at Texim in Turkey struggle for basic rights

9 August, 2012Thirty-five members of IndustriALL Global Union’s Turkish affiliate TEKSIF struggle for their basic trade union rights at Texim that produces for major brands such as Hugo Boss, Mayline, Escada, Bogner, Falke, Marc Cain, Roy Robson, Pierre Cardin, Park Bravo.

IER Nezavisnost of Serbia fight back at Kronospan

9 August, 2012IndustriALL’s Serbian affiliate IER Nezavisnost gets support of the global union in its struggle against union-busting at Austria-based manufacturer Kronospan.