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Indonesia: organizing and educating workers is key

29 April, 2015Precarious work in a major issue in the Indonesian pulp and paper industry, unions insist that organizing and educating workers is key!

Brazil: general strike on 15 April

9 April, 2015Trade unions in Brazil and their social movement partners are calling for a general strike on 15 April, after the House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to adopt a bill favouring the liberalization of outsourcing. 

“Precarious work increases inequality and poverty”

29 May, 2015Recent reports from both the ILO and the OECD reveal a shift from the standard employment model to an increased use of precarious work. This is linked to a rise in income inequality.

Thai and Indonesian unions foster solidarity

29 January, 2014The national campaigns against precarious work in Indonesia in 2012 and 2013 mobilized millions of workers and showed true trade union power. It inspired many unions around the world, including Thai unions participating at national workshops on precarious work, organizing and campaigning held in Bangkok, in September last year. The result was a study visit to Indonesia.

Japan Actions

31 October, 2013This year the Japan Council of Metalworkers' Unions -JCM took action for the worldwide campaign to Stop Precarious Work on 25 October in Tokyo.  Members of JCM including

Cameroon Actions

31 October, 2013IndustriALL affiliate in Cameroon, The Syndicat National Autonome des Travailleurs de l'Energie et de l'Eau du Cameroon (SYNATEEC), mobilized their members on 7 October on the occasion of the World

Belgium Actions

14 October, 2013In Belgium, on the occasion of the World Day for Decent Work, the Fédération Générale du Travail de Belgique (FGTB) mobilized for the rights of workers in Qatar, who are experiencing countless ri

Materials unions intensify global solidarity

18 November, 2013Around 80 union delegates of 18 countries from all continents representing glass, cement and ceramics workers attended IndustriALL’s World Conference for the Materials Industries in Bangkok, Thailand on 12-13 November to discuss a wide range issues.

Oil services giant Schlumberger abusing agency workers in Indonesia

7 May, 2014The local subsidiary of US – headquartered Schlumberger is using a labour agency to avoid the trade union and pay workers lower benefits in Indonesia. Workers are mounting a fight back with the help of IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, FSP KEP-KSPI.

Sign White House petition on precarious work in Korea

17 January, 2013Korean Metal Workers’ Union petition the U.S. White House to demand that Chung Mong-Koo, chairman of Hyundai Motor Company, accept the Supreme Court ruling to grant permanent employment to precarious workers.