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Hitachi-ABB power grids workers strike for future of the plant

3 December, 2020In response to ABB Power Grids’ unilateral decision to close the Hanau plant in Germany, 350 workers went on strike on 3 December.

Global unions call on Swiss to vote for corporate responsibility

27 November, 2020On Sunday, Swiss citizens will vote in the Responsible Business Initiative referendum. If adopted, the initiative will mean that companies headquartered in Switzerland will be legally responsible for what happens in throughout their global operations including their value chains. It is an important step to hold multinationals accountable for violations, regardless of in which country they occur; there will be nowhere hide.

World needs UN binding treaty to end corporate impunity

5 November, 2020Although recent negotiations have not brought the desired result due to obstruction by employers’ organizations and some governments, IndustriALL Global Union is committed to a UN binding instrument on business and human rights to end impunity for corporate human rights abuses.

Swiss to vote on holding multinationals responsible for supply chains

22 October, 2020On 29 November, Switzerland will hold a nationwide referendum on the Responsible Business Initiative. A vote in favour of the initiative will make companies headquartered in Switzerland legally responsible for what happens in their supply chains.

BHP continues to avoid dialogue with IndustriALL

16 October, 2020During its virtual annual general meeting for shareholders and investors, mining giant BHP, the largest mining company in the world by market capitalization and a company that claims to operate with integrity and responsibility, refused to recognize its responsibility in the Cerrejón conflict.

Geneva votes for a decent legal living wage

1 October, 2020Protect wages, not borders: unions hit a double target and win in Geneva and Switzerland this weekend. A union campaign encouraged the 500,000 population of the Geneva area to vote against growing poverty in one of the world’s most expensive cities by introducing a minimum living wage of CHF 23 (US $25) per hour.

Lula calls for global coalition against inequality

12 March, 2020Speaking at a public meeting organized by IndustriALL Global Union at the Swiss Press Club in Geneva on Friday 6 March, former Brazilian president Lula called for coordinated global action to confront inequality.

Our future, our union – IndustriALL Women’s Conference demands transformative agenda

21 November, 2019More than 200 women from trade unions in 60 countries met in Geneva, Switzerland, on 18 and 19 November for IndustriALL Global Union’s World Women’s Conference and called for a transformative agenda to achieve gender equality in unions and at work.

IndustriALL World Women Conference - as it happened

21 November, 2019In addition to the 200 women from around the world who met in Geneva to discuss how their unions should operate to ensure women’s equal representation, participation and leadership, thousands were able to follow the conference on social media.

IndustriALL and Inditex create a global union committee

13 November, 2019Renewing the global framework agreement which dates back to 2007, IndustriALL and Inditex, one of the world’s largest clothing retailers, have agreed to set up a global union committee, with the aim of sharing best practices across the industry.