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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.

Unions protest plan by Novartis to shed 2,550 jobs

3 December, 2018Swiss-based pharmaceutical multinational Novartis plans to cut 2,550 jobs in Switzerland and the UK.

UNIA fights to save jobs at Merck Serono

28 June, 2012An angry strike in Geneva, Switzerland has today been suspended by members of the Swiss trade union UNIA, fighting against Merck Serono’s plans to close the Geneva and Coisins sites, which threatens 1,500 jobs. Strike action has been put on hold, as regional authorities demanded that pharmaceuticals giant’s management participate in mediation on the social plan. Conciliation will begin on 3 July.

Why no mention of workers at Davos?

13 January, 2015As leaders from government and business prepare to descend on Davos for the World Economic Forum, working people are ignored in this year’s theme on the ‘new global context’. 

Switzerland: workers fight to save jobs at Tamoil

12 February, 2015In early January Tamoil Collombey announced the closure of its refinery in Valais, Switzerland. This decision will affect over 250 jobs, an outcome that, IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, UNIA is not willing to accept.

Three years of persecution for Pakistani Syngenta workers

2 August, 2013The long-standing, sustained attack on the local trade union of Swiss-based agrochemical multinational Syngenta in Pakistan has cost the company huge sums in legal fees, but management continues its ideological path of crushing the union at all costs.

Syngenta: Pakistani court again finds employment practices unlawful

9 July, 2015IndustriALL Global Union is congratulating its Pakistani affiliate PCEM on another good legal victory in its long struggle for workers’ rights at the Swiss giant of agrochemicals and seeds.

Putting the spotlight on wages and working hours in garment supply chains

26 September, 2014At an ILO Global Dialogue Forum earlier this week, IndustriALL unions told governments and employers about the impact on garment workers of low wages and long working hours and propose solutions.

What is the ILC?

4 May, 2018The 187 member states of the International Labour Organization meet every year in June at the International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva, Switzerland. 

Nissan Switzerland to relocate 92 jobs

27 October, 2016Nissan International has announced restructuring that which will effectively relocate 92 jobs to the company’s European headquarters near Paris by April 2017