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Social dialogue and trade union networking at Unilever

14 March, 2013The consumer products multinational corporation Unilever’s huge profits continue to grow but so does the company’s pressure on its employees’ trade unions around the world. IndustriALL participated in sessions of international social dialogue and trade union networking on 4-7 March, building on the trade union response to this trend.

Unite reaches a deal with Ineos in Grangemouth

30 October, 2013Unite the Union reports of an agreement concluded with the owners of Ineos according to which some 800 workers, Unite members, and their families will keep their jobs safe with Ineos at Grangemouth, Scotland.

Goodyear treads on UK workers with plant closure

25 June, 2015US-based global tyre-maker Goodyear has announced plans to close its only UK factory in Wolverhampton, with all 330 workers likely to lose their jobs.

IndustriALL and London Mining Network demonstrate at Anglo American AGM

4 May, 2017Anglo American’s shareholders were met by demonstrations outside the venue of its annual general meeting (AGM) at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London on 24 April. 

British steel industry on a knife-edge

30 March, 2016The British steel industry was dealt a devastating blow on Wednesday as Tata Steel announced its intention to sell all of its operations in the UK, which employ around 15,000 workers across 14 sites.

IndustriALL’s UK steel affiliates to strike against pension cuts

11 June, 201517,000 Tata Steel workers in the UK will halt the country’s steel industry on 22 June in a strike rejecting proposed pension cuts.

International Works Committee established at Indesit

29 November, 2012On 15 November unions and management of Italian-based producer of domestic appliances, Indesit, jointly established the Global Committee.

Stop attacks on trade unions in Mexico

6 February, 2013Unite the Union holds a public meeting in London at 18:00 to 19:30 on 20 February 2013 on trade union rights in Mexico

Interim tribunal rules that Mark Lyon is ‘likely’ to get job back at Ineos

12 March, 2014An interim tribunal said sacked Ineos worker and trade unionist Mark Lyon is ‘likely’ to get his job back when the case reaches the full hearing later on in the year. Petrochemical giant Ineos was also ordered to pay Mark Lyon full wages since February until the hearing.

Strike action called off as workers agree a deal

18 June, 2014Workers at Optare, a Leeds-based bus and coach manufacturer, have settled their dispute over an enforced summer shut down following lengthy negotiations.