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“Vale have murdered us all”

23 January, 2020One year ago, the Brumadinho mine disaster took the lives of 272 people. We look at the human impact of an avoidable tragedy caused by corporate greed and negligence.

Union confronts workers’ rights violations at Petro Oil Kenya

22 January, 2020Soon after signing membership forms to join a union, 30 workers at Petro Oil Kenya Limited were dismissed while petrol and diesel stations where the union had majority members were outsourced. The Kenya Petroleum Oil Workers Union (KPOWU), affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union, says it will fight against the workers’ and human rights violations and for the reinstatement of the workers.

Mongolian union calls for reformed labour code

22 January, 2020The IndustriALL affiliate in Mongolia is urging the parliament to reform the country’s labour code, standardizing miners’ duty roster to 14 days on and 14 days off to ensure mine safety.

Deadlock sets Turkish metalworkers en route to strike

21 January, 2020Around 130,000 members from three Turkish metal unions, Türk Metal, Birleşik Metal-İş and Özçelik-İş, are determined to continue their struggle for a fair collective agreement after negotiations fail. Unions are planning a strike next month, if a solution is not found. 

Sanofi unions continue building unity

17 January, 2020The French multinational pharmaceutical market leader Sanofi employs IndustriALL members all around the world. The global union has facilitated network building activities amongst Sanofi workers’ unions for the past five years, and will continue to do so in 2020.

Ukrainian unions oppose anti-worker labour law reform

16 January, 2020Ukrainian unions mobilized their members for a “STOP labour slavery” protest action on 15 January in Kiev against the new draft law On Labour introduced to parliament without prior consultation with unions.

ThyssenKrupp unions urge company to keep elevator business

16 January, 2020The thyssenkrupp Elevator Group Works Council has written to the management of the troubled firmed urging them not to completely sell off the elevator business to raise funds.

Uruguay becomes first country to ratify ILO Convention 190

16 January, 2020Uruguay is the first country in the world to ratify the International Labour Organization's (ILO) Convention 190, which recognizes that violence and harassment in the world of work can constitute a human rights violation.

Stop the split of Eskom, say South Africa unions

15 January, 2020Close to 100 workers picketed outside the offices of power utility Eskom in Johannesburg today, demanding that the process of splitting the state-owned enterprise be stopped.

Accord transition agreement signed in Bangladesh

15 January, 2020In a crucial step to continue to ensure Bangladeshi garment workers’ safety, the Accord Steering Committee has signed an agreement with the BGMEA on the transition to an RMG Sustainability Council, as well as the Memorandum and Articles of Association that establish the new body.