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Campaign against Crown Holdings escalates with actions in Europe

18 October, 2013IndustriALL Global Union and USW, with the support of UNIA, stage protests in front of the European headquarters in Baar and warns board member of the company who keeps leading post at Swiss retailer association ProMarka in Bern, Switzerland.

Thousands protest against Crown Holdings

11 October, 2013Trade unions across the globe express their solidarity with the locked out workers of Crown Holdings, the U.S. based multinational, tramping unabashedly on workers’ rights in Canada and Turkey.

Justice for Crown workers in Canada and Turkey

3 October, 2013An international campaign for basic rights for the workers at the operations of Crown Holdings Inc. in Canada and Turkey gathers steam.

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.

International premiere of “Working Class Heroes”

11 June, 2013FNV Mondiaal will screen the international premiere of “Working Class Heroes”, at the ILO on 13 June, a documentary uncovering the struggles of trade unionists in Indonesia and Colombia.

US Nissan workers at Geneva Motor Show

7 March, 2013Workers from a Nissan plant in Mississippi, in the United States, held a tree planting ceremony in front of the Geneva Auto Show on 7 March calling on visitors to the Show to “look beneath the shine of Nissan”.

Meaningful commitments at Geneva Mexican Embassy meeting

19 February, 2013International trade union leaders held constructive talks with senior Labour Ministry officials at the Mexican Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, on 19 February. The meeting achieved the opening of a new channel of dialogue with the international trade unions, dealing with labour issues.

Women in Swiss Watch Making

20 November, 2012IndustriALL’s Swiss affiliate UNIA has published a history of women in Swiss watch making compiled by Stéphanie Lachat. It relates the history of women who have made the Swiss watch making industry what it is since the 19th century.

Outrage as IndustriALL ExCo member sacked in Zimbabwe

9 October, 2012IndustriALL takes action as the persecution of the Zimbabwe Electricity Workers Union (ZEWU) escalated last week with the dismissal of its president Angeline Chitambo.

Swiss unions demonstrate to save industrial jobs

25 September, 2012Thousands of workers gathered on 22 September in Bern, Switzerland demanding the industrial sector be saved. Four local unions called for the strengthening of the collective labour agreement (CLA) and secure jobs.