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Materials unions intensify global solidarity

18 November, 2013Around 80 union delegates of 18 countries from all continents representing glass, cement and ceramics workers attended IndustriALL’s World Conference for the Materials Industries in Bangkok, Thailand on 12-13 November to discuss a wide range issues.

IndustriALL Global Union signs two new Global Framework Agreements

13 December, 2013During the course of two days IndustriALL Global Union signed as many Global Framework Agreements (GFAs) with leading companies in the pulp and paper industry; SCA in Sweden and Norske Skog in Norway.

Winning a Just Transition to a sustainable economy

29 March, 2016IndustriALL Global Union, the ITUC and the US trade union congress, AFL-CIO, met in Washington DC from 23-24 March to discuss how the global labour movement will tackle policy pressures resulting from the Paris Agreement reached at the COP21 climate summit last December. 

Climate change requires Just Transition

24 November, 2015IndustriALL Global Union supports a strong worldwide agreement in the COP21 talks in Paris in order to manage climate change. But we need to take care of our workers. That means industrial transformation and just transition into a low-carbon society.

Sustainable Industrial Policy launch

17 May, 2013IndustriALL is launching an ambitious initiative on Sustainable Industrial Policy which aims to stimulate debate and action among affiliates and so promote a union perspective on the key sustainability issues for industry.

IndustriALL Executive prepares for Congress in Rio

30 May, 2016Preparations for IndustriALL Global Union’s 2nd Congress in Brazil, organizing and campaigning, climate change and Industry 4.0 were key subjects debated by 200 participants at the Executive Committee meeting in Frankfurt on 25-26 May.

What is Just Transition?

12 May, 2017Sustainability is defined as the ability to meet the needs of today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. A Just Transition is, quite simply, a pathway – the only pathway – to that sustainable future.

Thousands expected at steel rally in Brussels

7 November, 2016Thousands of steel workers will take to the streets of Brussels on Wednesday 9 November to demand action from the European Union to stop the decline of their industry.

REPORT: Seeking sustainable industrial policies for Latin America

24 April, 2018IndustriALL Global Union encourages its unions throughout the world to develop sustainable industrial policies. But this can be challenging, especially for IndustriALL affiliates in Latin America and the Caribbean - a developing region where neoliberal policies are once again back on the agenda and threatening workers’ rights.

Brazil: miners’ union defends Amazon reserve

8 September, 2017A Brazilian miners’ union is campaigning against opening the Amazon rainforest to mining operations.