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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. 

Zambian union on organizing blitz for contract mineworkers

27 March, 2019Mining companies in Zambia are increasingly employing workers through contractors instead of offering direct employment. Unions are recruiting and organizing to fight back this promotion of precarious work.

South Africa: Workers striking against precarious work at Arcelor Mittal

20 March, 2019A strike is on at Arcelor Mittal, South Africa, to force the company to give permanent jobs to contract workers, and to demand equal pay for work of equal value.

Shell worker abuses in Nigeria taken to UN Human Rights Council

15 March, 2019Royal Dutch Shell violations against contract workers in Nigeria came under scrutiny today at the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.

Senegal: Unions build strength through organizing and collaboration

12 March, 2019Over 30 participants at a union building workshop and women’s meeting in Dakar, 25-26 February, resolved to recruit and organize more workers, defend the rights of women workers, fight precarious work, strengthen leadership capacity, and increase union-to-union collaboration.

Bodies of Pasta de Conchos victims may be recovered

26 February, 2019Thirteen years on and the bodies of those killed in the Pasta de Conchos mine disaster may finally be recovered.

Cement unions in India commit to strong organizing drive

26 February, 2019Over 30 Indian cement sector representatives of IndustriALL affiliates across India gathered in Delhi on 21-22 February and committed to improve social dialogue, union organizing and recruiting initiatives.