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Indonesian unions oppose Omnibus Bill

12 August, 2020Indonesian unions are concerned that the new bill on job creation will be rushed through while parliament is recess, and will undermine workers’ rights.

Protesting paper workers in Indonesia brutally dispersed by police

12 August, 2020In the early morning of 8 August 2020, the Indonesian police brutally dispersed 50 members of the Federation of Indonesian Pulp and Paper Workers Union (FSP2KI) who were carrying out a blockade in front of PT. Tanjungenim Lestari Pulp and Paper (PTTEL) in Lampung Province.

Union drive victorious at Kumho Tire USA

12 August, 2020After a long campaign, workers at Kumho Tire in the US have won the right to be represented by the United Steelworkers (USW).

Union successfully fights mass dismissals in Myanmar

11 August, 2020The Industrial Workers’ Federation of Myanmar (IWFM) has successfully fought two mass dismissal cases, winning the reinstatement of over a hundred garment workers in Yangon.

Asia Pacific unions demand Cambodian government release Rong Chhun

10 August, 2020The Asia Pacific offices of the global union federations, including IndustriALL Global Union, call on the Cambodian government to immediately release the president of the Cambodian Confederation of Unions (CCU,) Rong Chhun, and drop all charges against him.

What is ammonium nitrate, and why is it so dangerous?

7 August, 2020A catastrophic explosion in Beirut, 4 August 2020, was believed to be caused by ammonium nitrate. The death toll exceeds 135 and may climb as more victims are found and severely injured people succumb to their wounds.

Nissan to keep production and employment in Spain until the end of 2021

6 August, 2020After a long fight of almost three months, three IndustriALL Spanish affiliates - Federación de Industria de USO, UGT Federacíon de Industria, Construccíon y Agro and CC.OO de Industria - representing autoworkers at Nissan Barcelona signed an agreement with the company securing production and employment levels till the end of 2021.

Indian unions to observe “Save India Day” against Modi government

6 August, 2020India’s central trade unions jointly called on workers across the country to take action on 9 August and intensify protests against the anti-worker policies of the Modi government.

Zimbabwean government labels union “terrorist organization”

6 August, 2020The Zimbabwean government has used Covid-19 as a pretext to ban demonstrations. People who heeded the call on 31 July to protest corruption, human rights violations, capture of state institutions, and for workers’ rights and living wages were abducted, arrested, assaulted, tortured or forced into hiding. There has been widespread international condemnation.

IndustriALL solidarity with the people of Lebanon

5 August, 2020IndustriALL is shocked and saddened by the terrible destruction and loss of life in Beirut, Lebanon, after an explosion at the city’s port.