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Sanofi: Union solidarity moves through global union network

21 December, 2017More than 60 union and employee representatives from 22 countries in Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America have formed a global trade union network at Sanofi, a French-based leading pharmaceutical company, at a meeting on 7 December 2017 in Paris.

Unions around the world take the IndustriALL pledge to end violence against women

20 December, 2017Already many IndustriALL affiliates around the world have shown their commitment to eradicating violence and harassment against women at the workplace by taking the IndustriALL pledge: Violence and harassment against women: Not in our workplace! Not in our union!

Albanian oil workers win unpaid wages after strike action

4 January, 2018Workers at an oil refinery in Ballsh in southwest Albania took action to demand two months of unpaid wages and insurance, as well as 13 months of wages missing from previous years’ settlements.

Pakistan: Anger soars over frequent fatalities in mines

22 January, 2018After the recent tragic deaths of six mine workers in Pakistan, with many more injured, IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the Pakistan Central Mines Labour Federation (PCMLF) staged a protest action in Quetta to demand the government address the problem of poor working conditions and ratify ILO Convention 176 on Safety in Mines as a matter of urgency.

Swaziland: Union welcomes return to US-Africa trade agreement

19 January, 2018IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Amalgamated Trade Union of Swaziland (ATUSWA), has welcomed the readmission of Swaziland as a beneficiary to the US’s African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). 

Drawn-out dispute at Australian mine

11 January, 2018Indian-owned Griffin Coal is involved in a two-year long dispute with IndustriALL Australian affiliate AMWU at the Collie coal mine in Perth. The maintenance workforce has been on strike for 20 weeks, in response to Griffin Coal’s complete opposition to negotiate an agreement.

Italian metalworkers demand: “No more deaths at work!”

23 January, 2018IndustriALL affiliates FIOM-CGIL, FIM-CISL and UILM-UIL organized a rally and one-hour strike across the Lombardy region to attract public attention to the problem of poor health and safety at work, following four recent tragic fatalities at Lamina spa in Rho, Milan and Elettronica LG in Rovato, Brescia.

Unity, resistance and determination bring great victory to Turkish metalworkers

30 January, 2018Despite their strike being banned by the government, Turkish metalworkers have won a wage increase of almost 25 per cent as part of a new collective agreement.

International and Russian trade union movement opposes the dissolution of ITUWA

30 January, 2018IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Russia issued a joint statement against the dissolution of the Interregional Trade Union "Workers Association" (ITUWA). The Russian trade union centres the Confederation of Labour of Russia (KTR) and the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia (FNPR), IndustriALL affiliates in the CIS region and global unions strongly oppose the court decision to dissolve ITUWA.

Turkey: Metal industry strike banned by the Government

26 January, 2018Is the right to strike still in place in Turkey? The answer is clearly NO. A strike of 130,000 workers at 179 workplaces across the metal sector in Turkey, including all major multinational companies, scheduled to begin on 2 February 2018, has been banned by the Government on the grounds of being “prejudicial to national security”.