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Bangladesh: 701 garment workers fired after Eid

29 August, 2019701 workers have been laid off without any prior information at SF Denim Apparels in Dhaka, Bangladesh, as they came back after the Eid holiday.

Turkish glassworkers on strike over long-standing union busting

9 August, 2019Members of IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliate Kristal-Is are on strike since 26 July 2019 at Düzce Cam, one of the subsidiaries of Turkish-based glassmaker Okan Group in the town Düzce. Over a four-year struggle for union recognition, the glassmaker has used every union-busting tactics in violation of the national and international legislation, including dismissal of 80 union members and nominated union representatives.

Moroccan unions reject strike-restricting law

25 July, 2019Trade unions in Morocco have launched a campaign against a draft law that violates the constitutional right to strike in the country.

Union picket at Spanish packaging company in Turkey enters ninth week

25 July, 2019A picket by IndustriALL Global Union’s Turkish affiliate, Selüloz-İş, at Spanish-owned cardboard packaging company, Saica Pack, has entered its ninth week.

IndustriALL calls for release of Kazakh trade union leader

24 July, 2019IndustriALL Global Union is calling for the immediate release of Kazakh trade union leader, Erlan Baltabay, after he was sentenced to seven years in prison by a Kazakh court on 17 July.

Union condemns plans to retrench 2,000 workers at ArcelorMittal South Africa

18 July, 2019The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), has condemned a decision by ArcelorMittal to retrench 2,000 workers without consulting the union as required by law.

Kazakh trade union leader faces 8 years in jail

1 July, 2019IndustriALL Global Union has called on the president of Kazakhstan to intervene in the trial of Erlan Baltabay, a prominent trade union leader who is facing eight years in a jail and lifetime ban on holding a union position. The court is due to give its verdict any day.

Ending migrant workers’ rights violations in Mauritius

27 June, 2019The paradise island of Mauritius hosts more than 45,000 migrant workers. Migrant workers’ rights violations are common in the country’s textile and garment sector supply chain, including exploitation by recruitment agencies in the countries of origin, like Bangladesh, Madagascar, Nepal and India.

Trade union repression continues in Algeria

20 June, 2019Independent Algerian trade union leader, Raouf Mellal, was at the International Labour Conference in Geneva this week to highlight the human rights abuses he and his fellow trade unionists have suffered at the hands of the Algerian authorities.

UAW loses election at VW Chattanooga by narrow margin

18 June, 2019Just as in 2014, right wing politicians, pressure groups, the company and union busting law firms invested all they could to prevent IndustriALL affiliate UAW from winning the union elections at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.