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Mining unions come out fighting

18 March, 2016Last week was a busy time for mining unions gathered in Bogotá to attend a series of meetings in the Colombian capital aimed at addressing the major challenges facing the sector.

Free trade requires labour norms and democratic control

22 March, 2016Rules are needed for global trade, but they must include high labour norms and guarantee benefits for all, instead of weakening democratic control and favouring multinational corporations.

Women trade unionists in Morocco unite to influence equality legislation

18 March, 2016Women from IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Morocco have come together for the first time to seek ways to influence a draft law which will set up a new institution for equality.

IndustriALL keeping watch on Cambodia

6 April, 2016IndustriALL Global Union will continue to keep watch on Cambodia to make sure workers’ rights are respected after a controversial new trade union law was adopted by parliament amid violent protests on Monday.

Mine safety: It’s time to ratify ILO Convention 176

7 April, 2016There is a safety crisis in the mining industry. But a solution exists: on International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured Workers, it is time for action on mine safety.

IndustriALL Pulp and Paper Work Group sets active agenda

12 April, 2016The Pulp and Paper Work Group of IndustriALL Global Union brings together leading trade unions in the sector to plan and coordinate joint work. At the meeting on 4 April in Pittsburgh hosted by the United Steelworkers (USW), the unions exchanged information on employment, bargaining and the industry as a whole, and made campaign plans.

South Korea: IndustriALL builds solidarity in fight back against government crackdown

31 March, 2016A high-level IndustriALL Global Union delegation conducted a solidarity mission to South Korea, to show support for the union struggle, and to publicly mobilize to ensure the Park administration respects workers’ fundamental rights.

Italian metalworkers hold a successful national strike

21 April, 2016On 20 April, Italian metalworkers held a massive successful mobilization during a four-hour national strike across the country.

3 years on from Rana Plaza, the Bangladesh Accord is saving lives

21 April, 2016As one of the worst industrial disasters in recent history, the Rana Plaza factory collapse is a reminder that disregarding human and labour rights can cost lives. Three years on, Bangladesh’s garment industry is starting to feel the benefits of the Accord on Fire and Safety in Bangladesh.

Pakistan holds action day for victims of Ali Enterprises fire

14 April, 2016IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Pakistan have been protesting in cities across the country calling for compensation for victims of the country’s worst-ever industrial accident.