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Pakistani union NTUF condemns sacking of 24 textile workers

31 July, 2015IndustriALL Global Union affiliate in Pakistan, the NTUF is raising the case of an illegal sacking of 24 textile workers by FKN Textile near capital Karachi. The workers were sacked so that management could replace them with new employees on lower pay.

IndustriALL in Myanmar

6 August, 2015For decades there were no functioning industrial relations in Myanmar, no trade unions and no collective bargaining. As the country is opening up and welcoming international business, trade unions are working hard to achieve a living wage for members.

Pakistani PCEM victory against precarious work at Shell

12 August, 2015A two-year struggle at the oil and gas multinational Shell in Pakistan has ended in 300 permanent contracts for IndustriALL members.

IndustriALL in solidarity with Arauco workers in Argentina

13 August, 2015Following dismissals and arrests at the hands of Arauco Argentina, workers from the SOEP trade union are demanding the reinstatement of their colleagues and better working conditions. IndustriALL Global Union supports the fight for their rights. 

Georgian workers demand justice

2 September, 2015After a destructive neo-liberal period in the 2000s, the new Georgian government has introduced some improvements on workers’ rights, but there is still a long road ahead. IndustriALL’s leadership recently visited the country to support the active campaigns of its three affiliates and the Georgian Trade Union Confederation (GTUC) on organizing, collective bargaining and health and safety.

Millions of workers strike in India

3 September, 2015Millions of workers from all sectors joined India’s largest strike on 2 September. Demonstrators were protesting against proposed labour reforms which will in practice make it easier to fire workers.

Thousands of workers rally for new wage in Indonesia

3 September, 2015Around 35,000 workers took to the streets of Jakarta on 1 September to demand a new minimum wage for 2016 and improved labour laws. Indonesia’s main trade union centres, KSPI, KSPSI, and KSBSI are asking that the government increase their efforts to protect the interests of the people.

IndustriALL affiliates fight redundancies at Whirlpool in Italy

28 May, 2015IndustriALL Italian affiliates FIM-CISL, FIOM-CGIL and UILM responded on 22 and 25 May with a series of joint protests against 480 layoffs announced by Whirlpool.

Fashion’s True Cost is at workers’ expense

1 June, 2015The latest exposé of the global fashion industry ‘The True Cost’, released on 29 May, once again shines the spotlight on the appalling conditions faced by the workers that produce our clothes.

ILO calls for greater protection of all workers

18 June, 2015Changes in the world of work are challenging labour protection of workers, particularly those in temporary or precarious work. Last week, at the International Labour Conference in Geneva, the Committee on Social Protection presented conclusions to better respond to these deficits in the workplace.