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IndustriALL affiliate the General Trade Union of Electricity Sector Employees of Iraq (GTUESE) is fighting temporary work in the Iraqi electricity sector. They have staged a series of protests in front of government ministries and opened negotiations by meeting high level government officials.
Indian cement sector affiliates of IndustriALL called for improved occupational health and safety (OHS) and social dialogue in multinational corporations (MNCs) and Indian cement units at a meeting in Mumbai on 7 and 8 April 2018.
IndustriALL affiliates from oil and gas unions in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) met this week in Beirut, Lebanon, to discuss strategies to ensure that hydrocarbon wealth is fairly distributed.
The Fresenius Kabi Chilean Workers Union at Plant Sanderson achieved an important victory after securing a pay rise on 22 March. As a result of this development, it called off its official strike which began on 14 March.
With the horrific mine accident that killed six workers in the Kalat district in Balochistan on 4 April 2018, at least 11 workers at mines in different parts of Pakistan have died since the end of March.
A local court in Georgia has ruled that 56 employees of the Rustavi Azot chemical plant should be reinstated and that the company should pay their outstanding salaries of more than a year.
Workers at a Chinese-owned plastics factory in Mozambique are being forced to work in shocking conditions according to IndustriALL Global Union trade union affiliate, SINTIQUIAF, which organizes more than 15,000 workers in the chemical and allied industries.
Some 240 miners were needlessly trapped 1,000 metres underground for several hours after the local electricity provider cut power to the Gorsakaya mine in the Ukraine on 2 April.
The Abosso Gold Fields announcement that it will retrench 340 mineworkers at its Damang operations in June adds more pain to the mineworkers in Ghana. The notice comes immediately after the retrenchment of 2,150 workers at the company's Tarkwa mine.
“When you strike a woman, you strike a rock” is a popular slogan from the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, and a call to action on women’s rights in the country. On April 2 one of the rocks of that struggle fell when Winnie Madikizela-Mandela died aged 81.
We are looking for a Project Coordinator to assist in our work and implement the Union Building Project in Thailand. The selected candidate will work closely with IndustriALL’s affiliates in Thailand and report directly to the Regional Secretary in the Southeast Asia Office. This position is currently funded for 24 months. IndustriALL promotes gender equality and encourages equal opportunities for men and women to apply.
On 27 March, former Brazilian president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s election campaign busses were hit by gunfire in the state of Paranà during his campaign tour in the southern part of Brazil. This attack follows a week of hostility by fascist groups against his political convoy resulting in no adequate response by police.
Since January this year, 17 workers have been killed in South African mines. Last week a worker died from an accident at a Sibanye Stillwater operation which mines platinum in Rustenburg while another died at De Beers Venetia diamond mine in Limpopo early this week.
Based on the financial results of 2017 and following a series of negotiations between unions and management of major Japanese metalworking companies, workers will receive a substantial wage increase this year. Smaller and medium size companies often suppliers to the big corporations of the sector will follow.
Project coordinators in South East Asia attended a planning meeting in Yangon on 23 – 24 March, to discuss challenges and strategies of project implementation in order to be more efficient and responsive to union members’ needs.
IndustriALL organized series of workshops to train union organizers and workers to take advantage and ensure effective implementation of IndustriALL’s Global Framework Agreements (GFAs) with garment producers H&M, Inditex and Tchibo.
IndustriALL Global Union and the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) have filed a complaint against the British-Australian company, BHP Billiton, and Brazilian mining multinational, Vale S.A., under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
IndustriALL Global Union, in consultation with its trade union affiliates in the base metals sector, has issued the following statement in relation to the U.S. government’s recent decisions on tariffs on steel and aluminium imports which take effect today 23 March.
In a carnival-like atmosphere IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) took to the streets of Johannesburg protesting proposed amendments to the labour laws, which the union says will reverse the hard-won gains on workers’ rights. NUMSA has called for a general strike on April 25 to defend the right to strike.
IndustriALL Global Union is calling on the car industry to pressure Glencore to clean up its operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), after revelations of dire working conditions at the company’s cobalt mines in the country.
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