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Thermo Fisher Scientific staff at Écublens in Switzerland will maintain strike action in response to the decision by the board of the company in the US to ignore a negotiated agreement with IndustriALL Global Union Swiss affiliate UNIA.
A fact finding mission to Sri Lanka, including Members of the European Parliament, has concluded that workers must have the right to organize and bargain collectively if the country is to be granted preferential trading conditions by the European Union.
Trade unions in Trinidad and Tobago held a demonstration to demand decent health and safety at work conditions
Miners at Southern Copper Corporation in Peru are on indefinite strike in support of demands for a bigger share of profits, improvements in medical services, an end to company spying on workers and the reinstatement of dismissed workers.
**UPDATED** On 7 April the court of Astana sentenced Nurbek Kushakbayev to two-and-a-half years in a corrective labour colony for his calls to hold a strike. This is the first time a union leader has been prosecuted through the recently adopted Criminal Code. The judge has also satisfied the OCC’s demand to collect KZT 25 million (US$80,000) from Kushakbayev for alleged harm caused to the company. IndustriALL has joined a campaign against the criminalization of union activities in Kazakhstan.
Union nº1 at the Escondida mine in Chile has ended a 42-day strike, using an article in the law allowing them to extend the current collective agreement for another 18 months.
IndustriALL Global Union is urging the Moroccan government to safeguard the jobs of more than 1,000 workers as it considers bids to buy the country’s debt-ridden oil refinery.
Management of the fertilizer plant Rustavi Azot in Georgia has unilaterally announced the termination of any relationship with the Trade Union of Metallurgy, Mining and Chemical Industry Workers of Georgia (TUMMCIWG), an affiliate of IndustriALL Global Union.
IndustriALL Global Union is calling for the immediate release of at least nine trade unionists arrested on 21 March by security forces in Algeria.
On 18 March, the Gurgaon district court delivered its sentencing for the 31 Maruti Suzuki workers, sentencing 13 union officials to life imprisonment. To express their dissent against the judgment, workers in six different Maruti Suzuki plants downed their tools for one hour on 20 March.
Chair of IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the Belarusian Radio and Electronic Industry Workers' Union (REPAM), and deputy member of the Executive Committee of IndustriALL European region, Gennady Fedynich has been found guilty of participating in an unlawful mass event after joining protests against the presidential decree on social dependency and fined US$ 640.
More than one million workers from all sectors joined forces on 15 March to strike or protest at labour and pensions reforms that threaten their rights.
IndustriALL affiliate the Amalgamated Trade Unions of Swaziland (Atuswa) is fighting for recognition of the union at garment factory, Fashion International, where a large majority of workers want to organize.
IndustriALL Global Union and several mining affiliates are calling on the management of La Escondida copper mine in Chile and BHP Billiton, the majority owner, to resume collective agreement negotiations.
A sharp increase in the retirement age in Moldova has deprived miners of their benefits. The miners have appealed for support to the Federation of Constructions and Building Materials Trade Unions of the Republic of Moldova (FCBMTU).
Three months of intensive collective bargaining at the Volkswagen plant in Kaluga in Russia resulted in a renegotiated collective agreement at the end of February 2017.
IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliates in South Korea today welcomed a decision by the Constitutional Court to oust President Park Geun-hye over her role in a corruption scandal.
On the eve of the introduction of a labour reform aiming to increase the number of women in trade union leadership roles, 8 March has a special significance for IndustriALL’s affiliate, IndustriALL Chile-Constramet, in its fight for gender equity.
Protests against an unjust law that taxes people for unemployment and accuses them of being “social parasites” were held in five cities in Belarus.
Workers at the Hundred Tex Garment factory in Yangon, Myanmar, are demanding owed overtime payment and better working conditions after a drawn-out conflict with the Chinese management.
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