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Australian union calls out BHP on contract work

12 November, 2019IndustriALL affiliate CFMEU Mining and Energy, representing mine workers at BHP operations in Australia, attended the company’s annual general meeting on 6 November in Sydney, to question executives about the new labour hire subsidiary Operations Services.

Action in shipbuilding and shipbreaking

7 November, 2019Shipbreaking is one of the most dangerous professions in the world. When IndustriALL’s action group on shipbuilding-shipbreaking met in Marseille on 4-5 November, safety was high on the agenda, together with precarious work and increased campaigning for the ratification of the Hong Kong Convention.

Solidarity in the face of BHP’s race to the bottom

18 October, 2019IndustriALL, together with London Mining Network, International Transport Federation, Unite the Union and others, joined forces in a joint demonstration ahead of the mining giant’s annual general meeting in London, calling on BHP to stop replacing permanent jobs with less stable, lower paid contract work.

GM workers in Brazil launch campaign to protect jobs

4 September, 2019Workers at General Motors' São José dos Campos plant have launched a campaign for job security, days after the car giant fired 17 people.

Philippine President vetoes bill to end contract work

28 August, 2019Trade unions in the Philippines have expressed dismay over President Duterte’s last minute veto on 26 July of a bill to end short-term employment.

Shell unions to collaborate on organizing

9 July, 2019IndustriALL Global Union affiliates from eight countries met in London on 3 and 4 July 2019 for the fifth Shell Global Union Network meeting, and committed to closer collaboration, particularly in organizing workers at the multinational energy company.

PROFILE: Indian unions fight precarious work

20 May, 2019The All India Cement Employees Federation (AICEF) and Unions United both affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union in November 2018. While defending the rights of precarious workers and women, both industrial federations have led struggles, built union structures and overcome challenges posed by employers.

Unilever and global unions sign agreement to restrict temporary jobs

10 May, 2019IndustriALL Global Union, the IUF and Unilever have signed a breakthrough agreement to limit the use of temporary workers and protect permanent jobs in Unilever factories.

Coal unions to intensify organizing precarious workers

15 April, 2019Trade unions representing workers at Coal India Ltd will focus on organizing precarious workers and improving occupational health and safety following a training workshop held from 4-5 April 2019, at Raipur India. 

Young Nepali unionists demand increased representation

3 April, 2019Twenty-two young trade unionists, including ten women from IndustriALL Global Union Nepali affiliates, met in Hetauda, Nepal, on 26 and 27 March 2019 to strengthen the voice of youth in the union movement.