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Umicore and IndustriALL renew Global Framework Agreement

17 October, 2019In a signing ceremony at the ILO in Geneva today, Belgian-based multinational materials company Umicore and IndustriALL Global Union renewed their Global Framework Agreement on Sustainable Development for another four-year period.

Court of appeal decision threatens right to strike in Belgium

11 July, 2019An appeals court in Belgium has upheld the conviction of trade unionist Bruno Verlaeckt for his role in a demonstration in Antwerp three years ago. The ruling on 26 June 2019 effectively criminalizes the right to strike in contradiction with European and international labour law.

Court ruling criminalizes right to strike in Belgium

6 July, 2018A criminal court in Belgium has effectively criminalized the right to strike in the country after it found a local union leader guilty of the “malicious obstruction of traffic" following a national trade union picket close to the port of Antwerp two years ago.

IndustriALL pushes for workers’ rights in diamond sector

25 June, 2018IndustriALL Global Union, in line with its approach to multi-stakeholder initiatives in confronting supply chain challenges, continues to raise workers’ rights issues to the stakeholders of the Kimberley Process (KP).

Ternium CEO not yet fit for Steelie award

10 October, 2017IndustriALL Global Union is questioning the nomination of the CEO of Ternium, one of Latin America’s largest steel producers, for a prestigious award by the World Steel Association (worldsteel).  

Fired by voicemail: an EDF worker speaks out

3 August, 2017On 29 June 2017, EDF Luminus management in Belgium abruptly sacked 14 workers. IndustriALL spoke to one of the affected workers.

IndustriALL and Solvay renew their global framework agreement for five years

3 February, 2017IndustriALL Global Union and Solvay have renewed their global framework agreement (GFA) for five years, reinforcing and adding commitments that provide the same basic labour and social rights to all Solvay employees at operations worldwide.

Caterpillar workers rally in Geneva

18 November, 2016Representatives of Caterpillar workers from across Europe rallied in Geneva today to protest the company’s plans to shut plants in Belgium and Northern Ireland.   

15,000 steelworkers march to save steel in Europe

10 November, 201615,000 steelworkers marched through Brussels on Wednesday 9 November to demand action to protect the steel industry in Europe.

Thousands expected at steel rally in Brussels

7 November, 2016Thousands of steel workers will take to the streets of Brussels on Wednesday 9 November to demand action from the European Union to stop the decline of their industry.