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Union campaign at Bashneft a success

28 February, 2013Russian Chemical Workers’ Union (RCWU), an IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, reports that the international solidarity campaign brought concrete results—pressure on union locals in Orenburg and Ufa, Russia, stopped, and a union representative was included in collective bargaining negotiations.

Russian think-tank: neither workers nor employers benefit from agency labour

16 June, 2012On April 20 the Center for Social and Labour Rights, a Moscow-based think-tank, presented the results of the research on ‘Agency Labour and its Effects on Workers’. Experts found that neither workers nor employers benefit from agency labour.

Attack on union at Russian auto supplier disrupts production at GM

23 August, 2012Vlankas, a company which supplies bumpers to GM in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, refuses to recognize the Interregional Trade Union of Autoworkers (ITUA) local. Several unionized workers were dismissed, causing production problems both at Vlankas and its customer, General Motors.

Voestalpine workers in Russia resign over poor wages and conditions

23 August, 2012Voestalpine workers in Yarcevo, Smolensk area, Russia, took an extreme step in the ongoing industrial dispute: 12 out of 18 field engineers resigned collectively, while simultaneously putting forward a list of demands to the management. According to the workers, this is the only way to stop the persistent degradation of working conditions.

1,000 metalworkers rally against aluminium plant closure in Russia

4 September, 2012On 2 September 1,000 metalworkers rallied against the closing of aluminium production at Bogoslovsky, an aluminium plant in Krasnoturyinsk (Sverdlovsk area, Russia), which is part of the Rusal group.

Union activist dismissed illegally in Russia

25 October, 2012Dmitry Khokhlov, an assembly line operator at Benteler, VW supplier in Kaluga, Russia, was dismissed illegally. Khokhlov is a deputy president of the ITUA local at the plant.

Ford workers in Russia ready for strike

20 June, 2013The Interregional Trade Union of Autoworkers (ITUA) scheduled a strike on 24 June at Ford in Vsevolozhsk, Russia, over the issues of wages and working conditions.

Support Gazprom workers rights in Bashkortostan

13 November, 2013Russian chemical workers’ union, RCWU needs solidarity support in Bashkortostan at JSC Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat.

IndustriALL in the CIS region - unified front against attacks on workers' rights

7 September, 2015IndustriALL has 50 affiliates in the CIS region. In a region torn by political conflicts and attacks on workers’ rights, working together is the key to successful trade unions. Unity was a central theme to the discussions at IndustriALL’s sub-regional meeting in Moldova on 3 – 4 September.  

International Works Committee established at Indesit

29 November, 2012On 15 November unions and management of Italian-based producer of domestic appliances, Indesit, jointly established the Global Committee.