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Global framework agreements are strategic tools

12 November, 2018IndustriALL’s global framework agreement (GFA) working group met at the International Labour Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, on 8 and 9 November to report on how GFAs are being implemented, and look at ways of strengthening them. 

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.

IndustriALL raises Glencore human rights violations with UN Human Rights Council

28 June, 2018IndustriALL Global Union, together with The Europe-Third World Centre (CETIM), submitted an official statement to the UN Human Rights Council (UN HRC) on violations of workers’ human rights by Glencore.

Standing up for workers’ rights at ILC 2018

14 June, 2018During the 107th Session of the International Labour Conference, held in Geneva on 28 May to 8 June, issues important for the labour movement, like a convention for gender based violence in the world of work and violations of ILO conventions, were discussed. 

Global unions unite to support independent trade unions in Algeria

7 June, 2018Global unions rallied outside the United Nations in Geneva on 6 June 2018 to protest against the persecution of independent trade unions in Algeria.  

ILC announces list of countries to come under scrutiny

29 May, 2018The International Labour Conference (ILC) today announced the list of 24 countries that will come under the scrutiny of the Committee on the Application of Standards for alleged violations of international labour Conventions. 

IndustriALL and PSI sign global responsible employer agreement with EDF

29 May, 2018Today, global unions IndustriALL and PSI signed a global responsibility agreement with French electricity company EDF, covering all of EDF’s activities in 24 countries, combining compliance with international labour conventions. The agreement is designed to guarantee the development of a shared set of standards for the Group’s 160,000 employees whilst consolidating international social dialogue.

Unions demand LafargeHolcim keeps its word and respects workers’ lives

8 May, 2018Unions protested outside Swiss company LafargeHolcim’s annual shareholders meeting near Zurich today, demanding that the cement giant keeps its word and signs a global framework agreement safeguarding workers’ rights at its operations worldwide.

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. 

Glencore: Unions voice concerns and demands to shareholders

3 May, 2018Leaders from unions representing Glencore workers around the world demonstrated outside and inside the company’s annual shareholders meeting in Zug, Switzerland on 2 May, demanding global dialogue to address serious concerns at the company’s operations.