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IndustriALL COP24 Blog - Katowice, Poland

2 December, 2018IndustriALL Global Union's director of sustainability, Brian Kohler, reports from a trade union perspective on the climate change summit taking place in Katowice, Poland, from 2-14 December.

Glencore workers call for dispute settlement protocol

18 October, 2019Unions from Glencore operations in Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, USA, Peru, South Africa and Zambia came together to discuss the progress of IndustriALL’s Glencore campaign, launched in 2017. For the first time, Glencore executives attended the global union network meeting in Valledupar, Colombia, on 26 – 27 September.

Trade unions protest one year after Mariana mining disaster

20 October, 2016Trade unions from all over the world are together preparing a protest for 5 November, the first anniversary of the biggest environmental tragedy in Brazil’s history, at the Samarco mine, BHP Billiton.

US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement is bad for workers and bad for the planet

8 June, 2017By Brian Kohler, sustainability director at IndustriALL Global Union

North American workers mobilize for a NAFTA agreement taking their needs into account

2 October, 2017Canadian union Unifor is continuing its efforts to ensure that Mexico improves labour standards and that, together with Canada and the United States, it manages to negotiate a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) ensuring equal conditions for workers.

Rio+20: The Future They Want

5 July, 2012Rio+20 fails to be the world's promised "once in a generation opportunity" to address poverty and environmental degradation.

Rio+20 fails to deliver

5 July, 2012The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), which took place from 20 to 22 June 2012, was meant to be a turning-point in the world's efforts to address poverty and environmental degradation.

Brazil – mining flood destroys everything in its way

24 November, 2015IndustriALL offers its solidarity to the residents and workers of Mariana, Brazil, victims of the environmental disaster caused by the collapse of a dam at a mine owned by Samarco Mineração S.A. The tide of toxic sludge has killed nine people, flora and fauna, and 19 people are still missing. 

Workers strike at South African solar plant

15 March, 2018Ninety members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) from Abengoa Solar’s power plant in the Northern Cape are on strike to demand higher wages and benefits.

COP22 Marrakesh Blog – Day 1 Monday 7 November 2016

8 November, 2016IndustriALL's director for sustainability Brian Kohler blogs from the twenty-second Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) opened on 7 November in Marrakesh, Morocco.