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Action in shipbuilding and shipbreaking

7 November, 2019Shipbreaking is one of the most dangerous professions in the world. When IndustriALL’s action group on shipbuilding-shipbreaking met in Marseille on 4-5 November, safety was high on the agenda, together with precarious work and increased campaigning for the ratification of the Hong Kong Convention.

New mobilizations by French unions against EDF privatization

17 October, 2019IndustriALL Global Union affiliates took a second day of action today against plans by the French government to restructure and partially privatize energy giant Electricité de France (EDF).

French unions fight back against privatization

10 September, 2019IndustriALL’s affiliates in France’s energy sector are calling for a national strike on 19 September, in a response to the government’s plans to restructure and partially privatize energy giant Electricité de France (EDF).

IndustriALL signs quality of working life agreement with Renault

9 July, 2019Groupe Renault, its Group Works Council and IndustriALL Global Union have signed a precedent-setting global agreement on quality of working life.

French court orders Saint-Gobain to pay compensation to Oise workers

12 June, 2019The labour court of Compiegne, France issued a verdict on 3 June ordering Saint-Gobain to compensate 130 employees of its specialized glass manufacturing and processing factory in Thourotte in the department of Oise.

Sanofi global union network calls to reignite genuine dialogue

23 November, 2018Some 50 trade union and employee representatives from the worldwide operations of Sanofi, the French-based pharmaceutical company, met in Paris on 22 November to discuss the reorganization of the company’s global business units and labour relations developments worldwide, and strengthening the global union network.

Fired Yves Rocher workers take their case to Geneva and Paris

20 September, 2018A delegation of trade unionists and workers dismissed from Yves Rocher’s Flormar factory in Turkey visited the ILO in Geneva and the company office in Paris.

IndustriALL and PSI sign global responsible employer agreement with EDF

29 May, 2018Today, global unions IndustriALL and PSI signed a global responsibility agreement with French electricity company EDF, covering all of EDF’s activities in 24 countries, combining compliance with international labour conventions. The agreement is designed to guarantee the development of a shared set of standards for the Group’s 160,000 employees whilst consolidating international social dialogue.

French cosmetics brand Yves Rocher dismisses 100+ union members

24 May, 2018Since April, Yves Rocher has dismissed a total of 115 workers at their Turkish subsidiary Kosan Kozmetik Pazarlama ve Ticaret AS for exercising their fundamental right to join a union.

Tariffs and overcapacity focus of OECD steel meeting

8 March, 2018Global overcapacity and plans by U.S. President Donald Trump to implement new tariffs dominated discussion at the biannual OECD Steel Committee meeting in Paris on 5 and 6 March 2018.