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ILO calls for greater protection of all workers

18 June, 2015Changes in the world of work are challenging labour protection of workers, particularly those in temporary or precarious work. Last week, at the International Labour Conference in Geneva, the Committee on Social Protection presented conclusions to better respond to these deficits in the workplace. 

Fighting for a sustainable industrial policy

28 November, 2014On 29 November trade union federations in India came together for a workshop on sustainable industrial policy to fight back against the massive expansion of agency work and to develop a strategy for sustainable industrial growth.

Hunger strike workers in Belarus face jail

20 November, 2014Four metalworkers in Belarus, who went on a two-day hunger strike to bring public attention to their unfair dismissal, are now facing a fine or even jail. 

INTERVIEW: Sharan Burrow - The world needs a pay rise

2 December, 2014180 million workers in the world are members of trade unions, making the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) the largest democratic organization in the world. But this is only seven per cent of all workers, which is not enough, says ITUC general secretary, Sharan Burrow. The target is set at 200 million by 2018.

IndustriALL Executive Committee in Tunis

8 December, 2014On 4 – 5 December, IndustriALL held its Executive Committee meeting in Tunis. The location was a show of support for Tunisia’s democratic development, in which trade unions have played an important part.

Malaysian and Indonesian unions continue their fight to stop precarious work

22 December, 2014Last week, during national unity meetings in Indonesia and Malaysia, IndustriALL Global Union affiliates from both countries took stock of their action against precarious work. Each victory gained by unions continues to be challenged by employers.

Unity to fight precarious work in Thailand

30 July, 2014The number of people in precarious work in Thailand has reached a critical limit. Last April, Yongyuth, the general secretary of IndustriALL Global Union affiliate The National Metal Federation (TEAM), gave several examples from the garment, electronics and auto industries, where less than 50 per cent of the workers have permanent contracts

Philippines: action to STOP Precarious Work

9 October, 20157 Ocotber marked the second year of the coordinated and sustained campaign of the IndustriALL Philippine affiliates in their fight against precarious work. This year’s mobilization centered not only on the extent of precariousness in the country but also highlighted the negative social impact of precarious work, not only on the lives of Filipino workers and their families, but also of their communities.

Joining union forces in Asia-Pacific’s textile and garment sectors

1 October, 2017The fashion industry has changed rapidly; strategies of the past are no longer relevant today. During IndustriALL’s Asia-Pacific regional meeting for the Textile, Garment, Leather and Shoe sectors in Bangkok, 80 participants discussed common goals and strengthening unions through unity.

10 ways to fight precarious work

6 October, 2017We can win the fight against precarious work. Here’s how: