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World unions march to UN for a fair social contract

19 June, 2019On the 100th anniversary of the International Labour Organization, unions from around the world who are attending the International Labour Conference marched to the Broken Chair at the UN office in Geneva to call for a fair social contract for the 21st century.

IndustriALL women’s conference to debate union transformation for gender equality

13 November, 2019The IndustriALL Global Union World Women’s Conference is to debate a transformative agenda for trade unions to ensure women’s equal representation, participation and leadership, and to achieve gender equality in the world of work.

Global unions advocate a strong dialogue with LafargeHolcim

4 May, 2017IndustriALL Global Union and sister organization Building and Wood Workers International (BWI) attended the annual shareholders meeting of LafargeHolcim on 3 May 2017, demanding tangible progress in negotiations of the Global Framework Agreement (GFA).

Thermo Fisher workers fight for their jobs in Switzerland

25 April, 2017Thermo Fisher Scientific staff at Écublens in Switzerland will maintain strike action in response to the decision by the board of the company in the US to ignore a negotiated agreement with IndustriALL Global Union Swiss affiliate UNIA.

Why I went to Davos

20 January, 2017By Valter Sanches, General Secretary, IndustriALL Global Union

Caterpillar workers rally in Geneva

18 November, 2016Representatives of Caterpillar workers from across Europe rallied in Geneva today to protest the company’s plans to shut plants in Belgium and Northern Ireland.   

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.

IndustriALL Women’s Committee reviews women’s participation at sectoral meetings

12 December, 2013The IndustriALL Women’s Committee met on 3 December 2013 in Geneva and worked through a long agenda. One of the main points was a review of women’s participation at sectoral meetings. The women looked at the figures and found that there was considerable room for improvement.

Final call before Christmas for Swiss supermarkets to sign Accord

16 December, 2013Global labour leaders have come together in Switzerland to demand that supermarket chains Migros and Coop sign the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety before Christmas.

Unions speak out against Crown with field actions

28 April, 2014Following the announced series of protest actions scheduled across the globe in conjunction with the annual shareholders meeting of Crown Holdings, IndustriALL Global Union and its affiliates in North America and Europe continue to build resistance against Crown Holdings over bad corporate behaviours around the world.