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IndustriALL holds successful test event for online Congress

22 July, 2021Today in Geneva, IndustriALL hosted a test event for the organization’s third Congress, which will be held online. Because the Congress will decide the future direction of the organization, it was crucial to test online participation and voting. The test was a success.

ILO adopts resolution calling for a return to democracy in Myanmar

23 June, 2021After rejecting the credentials of the illegitimate military junta of Myanmar, the International Labour Conference (ILC) adopted an important resolution on Myanmar, calling for the restoration of democracy and respect of human rights in the country.

Feminist Strike 2021 - Respect! Better pay! Better pensions!

15 June, 2021In February of this year, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of women’s right to vote and to stand for election at the federal level in Switzerland. Women were no longer second-class citizens. Fifty years later, we still have to mobilise to stop women being treated as second-class workers.

ILC focuses on Belarus’ systematic violation of trade union rights

8 June, 2021On 7 June, during the 109th Session of the International Labour Conference, Belarus was reviewed by the ILO Committee on the Application of Standards for its failure to comply with ILO Convention 87 on freedom of association.

Union busting at Novartis in India

12 May, 2021In the last few years, workers at Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis’ operations in India have been subjected to rights violations, where the local management refuses to engage with the long-established union.

IndustriALL and Anglo American set framework for global dialogue

10 May, 2021In a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed today with the support of the global union network, IndustriALL and Anglo American commit to sound industrial relations across Anglo American’s global operations.

Organized labour wins results at ILO technical meeting on the auto sector

11 March, 2021A team of trade unionists achieved an impressive outcome at an ILO technical meeting by making sure Just Transition and Decent Work are the underlying concepts for the transformation of the industry.

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.