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Union-made blazers for South Africa's Rugby World Cup champions

6 November, 2019When South Africa beat England 32-12 in the Rugby World Cup final in Yokohama, Japan on 2 November, the 450 workers at the House of Monatic who belong to the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU) celebrated a double victory — that of the Springboks and of their union’s “buy local” campaign.

Workers’ Rights Act amendments a victory for Mauritius unions

24 October, 2019On 4 October the Mauritius government agreed to the Workers’ Rights Act (2019) which will improve conditions on hours of work, shift work, vacation leave and for precarious workers in non-standard work. 

Umicore and IndustriALL renew Global Framework Agreement

17 October, 2019In a signing ceremony at the ILO in Geneva today, Belgian-based multinational materials company Umicore and IndustriALL Global Union renewed their Global Framework Agreement on Sustainable Development for another four-year period.

Steelworkers’ resistance secures better contract at Dow Chemical

9 October, 2019Determined resistance by members of IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, United Steelworkers (USW), pays off as the union wins annual wage increases and other improvements in a new contract with wholly-owned Dow Chemical subsidiary, Rohm and Haas Texas. 

Victory for workers as shipyard is saved

2 October, 2019After workers occupied the shipyard for nine weeks, Harland and Wolff in Belfast has been bought by a British company, saving it from closure and securing the workers’ future.

Workers at Google contractor to join union

25 September, 2019IndustriALL US affiliate United Steelworkers (USW) announced yesterday that they are welcoming around 80 tech workers employed by Google contractor HCL Technologies as new members. The HCL workers voted to join the union despite of a company-led anti-union campaign.

Kumho Tire workers in USA vote to join USW

10 September, 2019Workers at Kumho Tire, in Macon, Georgia, have voted to join IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the United Steelworkers (USW), after a judge ruled the company had violated workers’ rights during an initial election two years ago. 

Agreement to end harassment at Nien Hsing factories, Lesotho

28 August, 2019A campaign by IndustriALL affiliate, the Independent Democratic Union of Lesotho (IDUL), to stop long-running gender-based violence at Nien Hsing Textile company factories has resulted in binding agreements to end the harassment, signed by unions, apparel brands and women’s rights organizations.

Los Mineros wins workers their share of profits from Grupo Mexico

19 August, 2019After 12 long years of strike action, Grupo Mexico has finally paid workers their share of profits. This is a major victory for Mexico’s Los Mineros union, an affiliate of IndustriALL Global Union.

Kazakh union leader freed

12 August, 2019Through a special pardoning decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Erlan Baltabay, leader of the independent oil and gas workers’ union and vice-president of the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions of Kazakhstan (KNPRK), was released from custody on 10 August.