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WTO members should ensure access to affordable medicines

25 November, 2020IndustriALL Global Union is calling on members of WTO to support the TRIPS corona waiver proposal and ensure affordable access to medicines.

Domestic violence is a trade union issue

25 November, 2020Domestic violence has increased during the pandemic, exacerbated by lockdowns and economic pressure. The new ILO Convention 190 is a key instrument, stressing that “governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations and labour market institutions can help, as part of other measures, to recognize, respond to and address the impacts of domestic violence”.

Cement workers in North America move forward in solidarity

24 November, 2020IndustriALL North American affiliates organizing workers at multinational companies in the cement industry met online to discuss challenges in the industry.

CRH cement workers fight for justice and win

23 November, 2020After almost two months of lockout workers of Demix Béton, a Canadian subsidiary of cement multinational CRH represented by IndustriALL affiliate FIM-CSN union signed an agreement with their employer.

Trade unions express concern over RCEP

23 November, 2020In a joint statement the global unions in Asia Pacific, including IndustriALL, categorically condemn the decision to sign the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), underlining that RCEP is threatening to deepen inequalities and increase the economic and political power of capital at the expense of workers and society at large.

Argentina’s parliament in favour of ratifying C190

23 November, 2020Argentina is one step closer to becoming the third country in the world after Uruguay and Fiji to adopt ILO Convention 190 on the elimination of violence and harassment in the world of work, after the Chamber of Deputies approved a bill for ratification.

Kyrgyzstan must abandon anti-union draft law

23 November, 2020On 18 November, Kyrgyz unions protested against a draft law on trade unions that, if adopted, would deprive workers of the freedom of association.

IndustriALL’s Executive Committee calls for solidarity and unity

20 November, 2020Union responses to the Covid-19 pandemic was on the agenda when the Executive Committee met online on 19 November. The corona crisis is again showing how vulnerable global supply chains are; consequences for workers, especially at the bottom of the supply chain, are dire and dramatic. But unions around the world are showing they can fight back and win.

Developing a global trade union battery supply chain strategy

20 November, 2020Battery production will be one of the fastest growing industrial activities in the years to come. Due diligence and opportunities for organizing along the complex supply chain were discussed at a webinar bringing together unions, experts as well as industrial directors.

Union federations create IndustriALL Brazil

19 November, 2020Union federations CUT and Força Sindical have joined forces to create IndustriALL Brazil, bringing together 10 million workers from different manufacturing sectors.