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The coronavirus crisis must be a call for unions to reshape the world

15 June, 2020The economic shutdown caused by Covid-19 lockdowns has thrown the world into turmoil, and accelerated trends that were already underway. But unions are prepared. We can seize the moment to remake the world.

Sub Sahara Africa automotive sector: potential to boost manufacturing and create decent jobs

15 June, 2020Multinational vehicle manufacturers currently setting up production plants in Angola, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa and other countries, are a clear indicator that there is potential to boost manufacturing for the sector in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA). With demand for vehicles slowing down in developed countries and growing in emerging economies, including SSA, there is an opportunity for the sector to grow to meet domestic demand.

Solidarity wins a great victory for autoworkers in Turkey

15 June, 2020Türk Metal is negotiating their first collective bargaining agreement with Bodo Bode Doğrusan and the union has fought hard to get to this stage. Pickets, rallies, actions, but especially national and international solidarity, brought the auto parts company to the negotiating table. 

The global aerospace industry – close to a crash landing?

15 June, 2020With the exception of the Boeing 737 Max crisis, only a few months ago there was nothing but blue skies for the global commercial aerospace industry. Pure growth was on the horizon, but instead Covid-19 has brought one of the most severe crises in decades.

Call for Expression of Interest - Research on new investments in the automotive sector in Sub-Saharan Africa

15 June, 2020How can trade unions trigger/initiate and support the creation of decent jobs based on sustainable industrial structures in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Thousands of garment workers in the Philippines fear job losses

15 June, 2020Over 20,000 workers in Philipines’ textile, garment and leather goods have been laid-off due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In the absence of industry recovery plan, many more workers fear further job losses in the coming three to six months.

Ethiopian unions campaign for Covid-19 awareness

15 June, 2020IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the Industrial Federation of Textile Leather Garment Workers Trade Union (IFTLGWTU) is carrying out Covid-19 awareness campaigns aimed at its members in garment and textile factories. Posters on prevention, sanitizers provided by IndustriALL Global Union and Mondiaal FNV, and soap have been distributed to 28 factories.

Goodyear sacks 52 union members in Indonesia without cause

15 June, 2020IndustriALL Global Union and its affiliates observe a concerning trend against workers in the operations of US-based tire-maker Goodyear worldwide. This includes unilateral decisions on plant closures, bad faith bargaining practices, dismissal of workers without justified reasons, violation of fundamental rights and disrespect of industrial relations.

Alcoa threatens to close US plant

12 June, 2020Around 600 IAM members stand to lose their jobs by the end of July as Alcoa, the owner of the aluminium plant in Ferndale, Washington, US, has announced its closure. 

Indonesian paper workers fighting for their jobs

12 June, 2020Management of the large pulp and paper company PT Tanjungenim Lestari is facing international outcry for allowing union busting of its workforce. The unionized handlers have worked for up to 20 years loading pulp and paper at different stages along the production line.