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Labour rights are human rights: UN report

19 October, 2016A powerful new UN report on freedom of assembly criticizes the “artificial distinction” between labour and human rights.

industriAll Europe confronts a continent in crisis

10 June, 2016The second industriAll European Trade Union Congress took place on 7-9 June in Madrid, bringing together European unions in the manufacturing, mining, chemical and textile sectors to confront the challenges facing workers on the continent. 

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.

Advancing trade unions in Vietnam

19 May, 2016On 9-11 May, more than 70 representatives from the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL), IndustriALL Global Union and fellow global union federations (GUFs), came together with trade union support organizations (TUSSOs) in Do Son/ Hai Phong City for an information sharing and cooperation meeting.

Free trade requires labour norms and democratic control

22 March, 2016Rules are needed for global trade, but they must include high labour norms and guarantee benefits for all, instead of weakening democratic control and favouring multinational corporations.

Iranian workers struggle for justice

25 February, 2016Maziyar Gilaninejhad of the Union of the Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI) talks about the challenges and struggles of Iranian workers, and the likely effects of the nuclear deal on the economy.

Coalminers demand stronger attention to their future

20 November, 201540 delegates from Australia, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Russia, Ukraine, Spain, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Turkey, Pakistan and South Africa gathered at the headquarters of the IndustriALL German affiliate IG BCE in Hannover, Germany at the Global coal mining conference to discuss union responses to the challenges faced by workers and their unions in coal mining industry.

Greece needs investment and respect of social rights

31 August, 2015Investment, innovation and respect of social rights are key factors for a successful recovery of growth and employment in Greece; not destruction of social protection and labour laws. IndustriALL Global and Europe declare their continued solidarity with Greek workers and unions during a solidarity mission to Athens.

Labour related Master programmes open in Brazil and South Africa

12 August, 2015The Global Labour University (GLU) invites trade unionists and labour activists to apply to its Masters in "Labour and Development" at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and "Social Economy and Labour" at the University of Campinas, Brazil.

Works Councils discuss labour relations at German chemical companies in China

31 July, 2015Leading officials of IndustriALL Global Union’s German affiliate IG BCE (Mining, Chemical and Energy Workers’ Union) analyze labour relations in China through an Industry Forum.