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South Africa: Metalworkers' fight against precarious work goes to the Constitutional Court

27 February, 2018On 22 February, hundreds of members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), with support from the Casual Workers Advice Office, picketed outside the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg to defend the rights of temporary and contract workers against working under harsh precarious conditions of labour brokers. Singing and dancing outside the courts, the workers denounced the labour brokers.

IndustriALL and Rio Tinto make joint mission to Madagascar

9 February, 2018In a first for the mining industry, IndustriALL Global Union undertook a joint mission with Rio Tinto to the company’s QMM Ilmenite operation in Fort Dauphin, Madagascar from 30 to 31 January 2018.

Shell contract workers to lose out in profits bonanza

1 February, 2018As Royal Dutch Shell Plc announces its biggest profits since the oil market collapse, IndustriALL Global Union is calling on the company to create permanent jobs for its workforce, the majority of which are contract workers.

Cement union in India fights for contract workers’ wages

25 January, 2018IndustriALL Indian affiliate Chanda Cement Works Employees Union have signed a wage agreement covering over 1,000 contract workers at a Lafarge Holcim plant.

Ivory Coast: Continued fight for workers’ rights in the oil sector

19 December, 2017IndustriALL Global Union affiliate in the Ivory Coast, SYNTEPCI, is continuing to fight violations against workers’ rights at Klenzi Distribution SA, Libya Oil, and Petroci, giving a strike notice on 3 November.

Mexican labour reform proposals respond to employers' interests

18 December, 2017Two new labour reform proposals have been recently presented to the Senate in Mexico. Both seek to amend the constitutional labour reform approved in February and introduce rules that respond to the interests of employers and business unions.

Iran: workers in South Pars oil and gas fields submit petition to state broadcaster

6 December, 2017More than 1,000 workers added their names to a petition to the public broadcaster, calling on the organization to send an investigative team to report on terrible working conditions and unpaid wages.

IndustriALL affiliates protest against precarious work in Sri Lanka

9 November, 2017Trade union leaders from near 50 countries joined IndustriALL affiliates in Sri Lanka on 8 November to demonstrate against precarious work, showing the full force of the global union movement. 

Cleaners in Mauritius gain hard-earned victory

3 November, 2017Eight people on hunger strike in Mauritius shone a light on the starvation wages earned by cleaners of public schools in the country. Backed by massive local and international support, the union has managed to secure permanent employment for the workers in question.

Aussie unions fight contractor's cuts at gas plant

2 November, 2017Oil and gas giant ExxonMobil/Esso is allowing a contractor, UGL to cut wages and conditions by up to 30 per cent and introduce harsh anti-family rosters for workers in Victoria, Australia. In response, the workers are protesting outside the Longford gas plant in south-eastern Victoria 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.