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Myanmar: union helps solve strike in garment factory

21 April, 2015Striking garment workers in Myanmar have agreed to go back to work after IndustriALL affiliate IWFM helped mediate a solution which resulted in a nearly 30 per cent pay increase.

Oil and gas workers network is launched in MENA region

30 April, 2015Delegates representing oil and gas workers from across the MENA region came to Beirut on 20-21 April to share information, build solidarity and launch the IndustriALL MENA Region Oil and Gas Workers Network.

IndustriALL gives voice to workers at OECD Steel Committee

13 May, 2015At the OECD Steel Committee on 11 – 12 May in Paris, France, participants discussed steel market developments, industry viability and competitiveness, trade policies, excess capacity.

Mauritius – learning to organize in the supply chain

2 June, 2015IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Mauritius met to discuss ways to organize in the garment industry supply chain.

Lesotho unions merge

3 June, 2015IndustriALL Global Union affiliates organising predominantly in Lesotho’s textile and garment sector merged on 31 May to form a new union, the Independent Democratic Union of Lesotho (IDUL). 

United Autoworkers organize Faurecia in Kentucky

4 November, 2013A clear majority of workers recognized the United Autoworkers (UAW) as their union representing workers’ interests at the automotive supplier Faurecia Interior Systems Inc. in Kentucky, United States.

PROFILE: Merger in Canada creates super union

28 November, 2013Two of IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliates in Canada, CAW and CEP, have joined forces to form a new trade union, Unifor. The new Canadian super union represents 300,000 workers in industry and services. New president Jerry Dias pledges focus on organizing and communities.

GEORGIA: successful organizing in difficult conditions

27 November, 2013With its abridged 2006 Labour Code, subject to an ILO complaint, and multiple rights violations, Georgia is a difficult place for union organizing. And yet, in just three years the Trade Union of Metallurgy, Mining and Chemical Industry Workers of Georgia (TUMMCIWG) has more than tripled its membership.

Negligence and a lack of security at the La Platosa mine leaves two workers dead

23 January, 2014On Thursday 9 January, a cable in a pool of water caused a short circuit inside the La Platosa mine owned by Excellon Resources in Mexico. This negligence left two workers dead and three with serious injuries from the burns they received.

IndustriALL National Council formed in the Dominican Republic

17 February, 2014The six affiliates of IndustriALL Global Union in the Dominican Republic have agreed to form a National Council to better coordinate their efforts nationally and internationally.