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None of the promised change for workers at Apple and its suppliers

6 September, 2013Apple has failed to deliver on the promises of ending abuse of labour rights in its supply chain. The changes to have been made by July this year are sadly absent.

Thai unions make a big step towards unity

10 September, 2013Since the formation of IndustriALL Global Union, IndustriALL affiliates in Thailand have jointly started a series of discussions to strengthen the Thai union movement, in an effort to unite the Thai labour movement and fight precarious work in all its forms.

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.

Mexico: change is in the air

15 July, 2015 At a forum on the ILO recommendations to the government of Mexico held in Mexico City in early July, participants were reminded that, while slow, international mechanisms do help strengthen the hand of unions at the national level.

International Paper trade union network meets in Brazil

30 November, 2015US-owned International Paper (IP) is the largest paper producing company in the world, employing 65,000 people in 34 countries. Despite year-on-year growth in revenue and production, workers’ conditions remain the same and in some plants are falling. So what’s going wrong?

PROFILE: Superheroes to the rescue

3 December, 2015With membership levels dwindling, Swedish trade union and IndustriALL affiliate Unionen was faced with a challenge – organize or die.

Governments debate steel crisis in China’s absence

3 December, 2015The OECD High Level Steel Committee held its latest meeting in Paris-France to discuss the current global steel crisis. Of the more than 140 participants from governments, industry and trade unions, there was one government missing at this critical time for the sector; China.

Indonesian garment unions set for organizing drive

15 January, 2016IndustriALL Global Union Indonesian garment and textile affiliates, Garteks and SPN, are actively preparing for an intensive year of organizing in 2016. 

Applications open for Global Labour University

5 January, 2016The Global Labour University (GLU) is inviting applications for its courses as 2016 begins.