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Action needed on Uyghur slave labour

18 November, 2020The Chinese government continues to hold members of the Uyghur minority group in forced labour camps. Goods produced by these enslaved workers – particularly cotton – are entering global supply chains.

BHP workers tell investors about their reality

18 November, 2020IndustriALL Global Union and PIRC (Pensions & Investment Research Consultants Ltd.) hosted a virtual round table, bringing together BHP worker representatives with investors in the company to raise concerns over violations and mishandling of Covid-19.

Tunisia experiments with a gradual transition to more sustainable jobs and businesses

16 November, 2020Until 2016, dozens of workers at the factory, located in Mahdia, central-eastern Tunisia, worked night and day on the large precision machines that now sit motionless and desperately silent. While waiting for activities to resume, Ali has been sleeping here, upstairs on a simple sofa, to make sure there aren’t burglaries. He keeps a watchful eye and a loving gaze on the company that now belongs to him and 40 or so other former employees who decided to buy their factory.

Malaysian union victorious after seven year battle over unfair dismissals

16 November, 2020The National Union of Transport Equipment and Allied Industries Workers (NUTEAIW) has emerged victorious after seven years of legal battles fighting the unfair dismissal of 18 members for exercising their political rights.

Oil and gas unions must fight for a Just Recovery

13 November, 2020The Covid-19 pandemic is causing a crisis in the oil and gas sector. Global lockdowns and the restriction of air travel have led to a collapse in the oil price, affecting the profitability of parts of the sector. Unions must be prepared to fight for investment in a Just Transition.

Mongolian union fights sexual harassment at work

12 November, 2020IndustriALL affiliate MEGM is determined to fight sexual harassment at the workplace, calling on the Mongolian government to revise the country’s labour law to to protect women’s rights.

Uganda unions engage social partners on African industrialization strategies

12 November, 2020IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda are hosting national conferences to discuss African industrialization strategies. This is part of African Industrialization Week, 17-20 November.

Tchibo and IndustriALL commit to support suppliers

12 November, 2020In order to minimize the impacts of the pandemic, IndustriALL and German brand Tchibo have signed a joint declaration, reinforcing their longstanding cooperation in order to support the economic and social recovery of the global garment industry through the Covid-19 crisis.

US union calls on Safran to extend contract

9 November, 2020130 Black women at Safran’s plant in Mississippi have not had a pay increase since 2018, are not entitled to sick days and have had to work throughout the pandemic. Yet the French aerospace giant Safran is refusing to bargain in good faith with IndustriALL affiliate Workers United.

Building a green future with mechanical engineering

6 November, 2020Over 60 participants from all continents attended the first online IndustriALL Global Union seminar on green technology in the mechanical engineering sector.