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Sanofi unions continue building unity

17 January, 2020The French multinational pharmaceutical market leader Sanofi employs IndustriALL members all around the world. The global union has facilitated network building activities amongst Sanofi workers’ unions for the past five years, and will continue to do so in 2020.

Indonesia: fears new bill will destroy workers’ welfare

15 January, 2020The Indonesian union movement is vehemently opposing a proposed bill on job creation, saying it will destroy workers’ welfare in near future. Nationwide protests are planned later this month, calling for the controversial bill to be scrapped.

Draft labour law in Ukraine restricts union activities

7 January, 2020Ukraine has a new draft labour law, which is in contravention of national labour law and international core labour standards, and will seriously undermine fundamental workers’ rights.

Chemical unions in India working together

21 December, 2019Unions representing workers in the Indian chemicals and pharmaceuticals industry came together as part of an earlier  strategy to build a platform for all unions in the sector in India, both affiliates and non-affiliates of IndustriALL Global Union.

Empowering young union leaders

18 December, 2019More than 25 young leaders from Middle East and North African (MENA) countries met in Casablanca, Morocco, on 4-6 November to discuss how to promote youth issues in their unions and increase participation at national and regional levels. The meeting is part of a project aimed at empowering young trade union leaders in the region.

Union network calls Coats to convene social dialogue meeting

12 December, 2019IndustriALL’s union network at UK textile company Coats is calling for social dialogue to strengthen industrial relations at Coats’ workplaces around the world.

Garment workers in Ethiopia need strong unions

3 December, 2019Located in the Sidama Region, Hawassa Industrial Park is the largest in Ethiopia with potential to employ over 60,000 workers, in line with government policies to create decent jobs for millions of the unemployed. The park currently employs about 25,000.

Ethiopia: towards a common collective bargaining strategy

28 November, 2019Unions meeting at a collective bargaining strategy workshop concluded that bargaining together, they could achieve better wages and working conditions.

Unions in Cambodia urge EU not to withdraw EBA benefit

25 November, 2019IndustriALL affiliates in Cambodia are calling on the European Union (EU) not to withdraw the Everything But Arms (EBA) scheme, as a step to protect garment workers’ employment in the country.

Thai unions call for review of labour laws

22 November, 2019The suspension of US Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) for 573 types of Thai products sent a shockwave throughout Thailand, but unions say it provides the Thai government with an opportunity to overhaul labour laws and protect workers’ rights.