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Union picket at Spanish packaging company in Turkey enters ninth week

25 July, 2019A picket by IndustriALL Global Union’s Turkish affiliate, Selüloz-İş, at Spanish-owned cardboard packaging company, Saica Pack, has entered its ninth week.

Spanish unions lead workers in protest against austerity

19 September, 2012The mass demonstration of hundreds of thousands of people on 15 September, with workers lead by the industry sections of trade union federations CCOO and UGT, decried the “destruction” of Spain by the Mariano Rajoy government’s austerity measures that seek to cut 102 billion euros of social spending before 2014.

IndustriALL Global Union signs global framework agreement with Gamesa

18 February, 2015Gamesa, the Spanish wind turbine manufacturer, has signed a Global Framework Agreement covering social, labour and environmental issues with IndustriALL Global Union and its Spanish affiliates, CCOO Industry, MCA-UGT and FITAG-UGT. 

Spain: the Airbus 8 acquitted

18 February, 2016In a ruling on 16 February, a Spanish court acquitted the eight Airbus workers facing prison terms of eight years and three months each for having participated in a peaceful strike in 2010.

COP25 conclusions – 15 December 2019

15 December, 2019The 25th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, aka COP25, was finally formally closed at 1:55 pm on Sunday, 15 December. IndustriALL Global Union sustainability director Brian Kohler reports.

Spanish miners’ march against government cuts

5 July, 2012After 23 days of strike, members of the IndustriALL affiliated unions Federación de Industria CCOO and FITAG-UGT started the miners’ march, leaving the mining region of northern Spain on 22 June and due to arrive in Madrid on 11 July.

Sector-wide collective agreements to counter workers’ problems in the chemical industry

25 June, 2015Following industry level bargaining in Germany’s chemical industry earlier this year, IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Belgium and Spain have concluded collective bargaining agreements for the chemical sector with important achievements.

Spanish union leaders occupy Endesa offices

22 October, 2019Union officials have occupied the offices of Spanish energy company Endesa to protest against the company undermining rights and benefits by failing to conduct collective bargaining in good faith.

COP25 blog – 7 December 2019

7 December, 2019The sixth day of COP25, IndustriALL director of sustainability Brian Kohler continues updating on the conference.

COP25 blog – 11 December 2019

11 December, 2019Brian Kohler reports from COP25