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IndustriALL Global Union encourages its unions throughout the world to develop sustainable industrial policies. But this can be challenging, especially for IndustriALL affiliates in Latin America and the Caribbean - a developing region where neoliberal policies are once again back on the agenda and threatening workers’ rights.
IndustriALL Global Union general secretary Valter Sanches has urged affiliates in Sub Saharan Africa to rethink development strategies for the continent, and to engage their governments on sustainable industrialization.
The year 2015 should be celebrated as the year that gave life to a long-fought struggle for sustainability and social justice in the trade union movement. ‘Just Transition’ is an important milestone for IndustriALL and coal unions in particular for playing an important role in influencing the outcomes of Paris Climate conference that emanated in an agreement that has since been embraced by UN agencies and various governments, communities and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
IndustriALL Global Union affiliates have been participating in the massive World Social Forum currently bringing together 20,000 activists from 120 countries, in Salvador, Brazil from 13 to 17 March.
Several events were held in conjunction with Africa Industrialization Day, 2017.
Latin American and Caribbean trade unions started to plan action in support of sustainable national and regional industry at an IndustriALL seminar on 15 November in Montevideo, Uruguay
IndustriALL’s World Conference on Industry 4.0 taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, this week will be streamed live on Facebook. The Conference on Thursday 26 October and
A Brazilian miners’ union is campaigning against opening the Amazon rainforest to mining operations.
IndustriALL Global Union South African affiliate, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), took to the streets of Johannesburg on 5 August and marched to the offices of mining company AngloGold Ashanti to protest proposed retrenchments of 8,500 workers at mines in Carletonville and Matlosana.
As police clashed with protestors ahead of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, which begins today, the discontent felt by many with the current model of globalization is all too clear.
Five years since its founding Congress in Copenhagen, IndustriALL Global Union has kept its promise to be a campaigning organization becoming a powerful force in fighting for workers’ rights and social justice worldwide.
On 1 June 2017, US President Donald Trump announced that the USA would withdraw from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
Sustainability is defined as the ability to meet the needs of today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. A Just Transition is, quite simply, a pathway – the only pathway – to that sustainable future.
The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) has won a Just Transition deal for workers at the Hazelwood power station in the Latrobe Valley, Victoria.
IndustriALL Global Union Regional Conference, 24-25 April 2014, Manila, Philippines
“Towards Sustainable Industrial and Energy Policy”, 3-4 September 2014, São Paulo, Brazil
The European Parliament has voted to support a proposal to revise its Emissions Trading System Directive, which would allow for some of the funds raised by the auction or sale of emissions certificates to be used for Just Transition measures, such as labour market adjustment programmes.
IndustriALL Global Union joined 475 participants from 31 countries in Cape Town, South Africa from 6-8 February 2017 to represent workers at the Alternative Mining Indaba.
15,000 steelworkers marched through Brussels on Wednesday 9 November to demand action to protect the steel industry in Europe.
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