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Workers discuss future of the mobility sector and employment in Latin America

23 August, 2019More than 50 Latin American union leaders took part in IndustriALL Global Union's second meeting of the mobility macro sector, which was held on 14 and 15 August in São Paulo, Brazil. Discussions covered the future of the mobility sector, employment and union empowerment in the region.

Sri Lankan unions demand withdrawal of anti-worker labour law

22 August, 2019Sri Lankan trade unions held massive protest demonstration in Colombo in front of the labour ministry on 21 August 2019 demanding withdrawal of the unified employment law proposed by the government.

Thai workers demand to increase minimum wage

20 August, 2019Some 20 union activists of the Chemical Workers Union Alliance (CWUA), an IndustriALL Thai affiliate, marched outside the government house demanding an increase of national daily minimum wage to 425 THB (US$14) and an increase of monthly social benefit for aging people to 3000 THB (US$97).

Ethiopian and South African unions discuss collective bargaining strategies

20 August, 2019A mission to Cape Town by seven Ethiopian trade unionists, 13-15 August, provided an opportunity for learning and sharing of strategies and tactics on social dialogue and collective bargaining.

Latin American unions condemn the rise of precarious work at General Motors

20 August, 2019On 13 August, workers from General Motors plants across Latin America met in São Paulo, Brazil, to discuss and take action against workforce casualization within the firm.

Los Mineros wins workers their share of profits from Grupo Mexico

19 August, 2019After 12 long years of strike action, Grupo Mexico has finally paid workers their share of profits. This is a major victory for Mexico’s Los Mineros union, an affiliate of IndustriALL Global Union.

Brazilians protest against reforms on pension and education

15 August, 2019Protestors in Brazil took a stand on 13 August against the social security reform promoted by the extreme-right president Jair Bolsonaro, and in defense of public education and employment.

Workers fear job losses at Glencore cobalt mine

14 August, 2019Swiss mining and commodity trading company Glencore has announced that it will put Mutanda Mine in Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of Congo, under care and maintenance from 2020-2022, causing fear and uncertainty to over 7,000 mineworkers who might lose their jobs if the mine closes.

Taiwanese workers demand fair distribution of income

12 August, 2019On 12 August, the president of Taiwan Petroleum Workers’ Union (TPWU) Zhuang Jue-An called on the Taiwanese government to increase the monthly minimum wage from NT$23,100 (US$744) to NT$28,862 (US$928), to ensure a fair distribution of income to workers.

Kazakh union leader freed

12 August, 2019Through a special pardoning decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Erlan Baltabay, leader of the independent oil and gas workers’ union and vice-president of the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions of Kazakhstan (KNPRK), was released from custody on 10 August.