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Union busting at Sunstar Engineering in Thailand

29 May, 2020Despite international pressure and action by global unions, workers’ rights are continuing to be violated in Thailand. Japanese automotive part manufacturer Sunstar Engineering has laid off union members, hiding behind the Covid-19 pandemic.

Hyundai’s union busting in Germany

3 July, 2020At the end of June, a German union member defended his rights as a worker, trade unionist and member of the works council at the Hyundai research and development centre, at the regional labour court in Frankfurt, Germany.

Employer sues Eswatini union for strike damages

15 September, 2020Taiwanese-owned FTM Garments is taking the Amalgamated Trade Unions of Swaziland (ATUSWA) to court over alleged loss of production for four days and damages to property following a picket two years ago. The union says the lawsuit is an attempt to weaken the union.

Modi government’s anti-worker laws met with union protests

24 September, 2020Central trade unions in India came together in nationwide protests on 23 September to protest against a series of anti-workers policies passed by the Modi government.

Cambodian union leader reinstated

23 September, 2020The Collective Union of Movement of Workers (CUMW) has gained another victory in their fight for reinstatement of the 724 garment workers that were dismissed at Youli International in June, after a local union leader and a pregnant worker were reinstated on 21 September.

Activists in Kazakhstan face continued repression

15 March, 2019Workers in Zhanaozen, Kazakhstan, have been holding rallies since 22 February, demanding increased wages for low-paid categories of workers to 150 thousand tenge (US$395), jobs for the unemployed, and full freedom to exercise trade union activities. Kazakh authorities have responded by arresting 19 people.

Global unions challenge LafargeHolcim shareholders

16 May, 2019IndustriALL Global Union, Building and Wood Workers International (BWI) and the Belgian trade union Centrale Générale / Fédération Générale des Travailleurs de Belgique (CG-FGTB) informed shareholders of the cement multinational LafargeHolcim at their annual general meeting held on 15 May 2019 in Switzerland about the misbehaviour of the company and demanded respect for the workers worldwide.

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.

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.

Unions support government plan to stop gender-based violence in South Africa

20 September, 2019A woman is killed every three hours in South Africa, according to police statistics. The increasing levels of gender-based violence and femicide in South Africa mean that women are living in fear, and unions are supporting a government emergency plan to stop the violence.