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Interview: Napoleón Gómez Urrutia’s return to Mexico a triumph for freedom of association

11 September, 2018After 12 years of self-imposed exile in Canada, the leader of the Los Mineros union, Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, has finally returned to Mexico, where he will take on a new role as senator for the National Regeneration Movement (Morena) party led by President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador. 

Signatories to the 2018 Accord

10 September, 2018A list of brands and retailers that have signed the 2018 Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh.

Mexican union leader, Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, sworn in as senator

30 August, 2018IndustriALL Global Union marked a historic moment as Mexican union leader, Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, returned to his country after 12 years in exile to be sworn in as senator, in a ceremony in Mexico City on 29 August. 

Lesotho: workers celebrate minimum wage victory

17 August, 2018After a petition to the Prime Minister, marches and demonstrations by thousands of workers to the ministry of labour and to parliament, the Government of Lesotho finally agreed to a minimum wage of LSL2,000 (US$138) for factory workers.

Solidarity works – Orona elevator workers in Norway conclude agreement

2 August, 2018Norwegian elevator constructors’ union who went on strike when their employer Orona, a multinational lift producing and maintenance company based in Spain, refused to negotiate a collective agreement, has won an important victory.

Turkey: “Strike ban is violation of fundamental right”, rules Constitutional Court

2 August, 2018Turkey's Constitutional Court has ruled that the cabinet decree banning IndustriALL’s affiliate United Metalworkers’ Union (Birleşik Metal-İş) decision to strike in 2015 is a clear violation of the trade union rights enshrined in the country's constitution. The Court also ruled the Turkish government to pay compensation to Birleşik Metal-İş.

South Africa: union in historic court victory against precarious work

26 July, 2018The Constitutional Court, the highest court in South Africa, has ruled that an employer cannot employ a worker for more than three months without a permanent contract.

Building power to make a difference

5 July, 2018IndustriALL’s regional conference in Kuala Lumpur on 3 – 4 July, brought together unions from the region, providing a platform to highlight and discuss wins, struggles and how to promote women and youth in union structures.

Los Mineros wins right to represent workers at Teksid Mexico after 4-year struggle

5 July, 2018Los Mineros of Mexico won a trade union election giving it the exclusive right to negotiate a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) at the Teksid company after a four-year struggle. This represents a real triumph for all those who defend freedom of association in the country.

Successful national strike in Argentina

28 June, 2018On 25 June, unions in Argentina orchestrated a 24-hour national work stoppage for the third time, protesting against the economic policies of Mauricio Macri’s government.