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India: cement unions determined to protect precarious workers

8 February, 2016IndustriALL’s Indian cement unions have agreed to make organizing precarious workers a priority, following a workshop held in New Delhi from 3 to 5 February 2016. 

Rio Tinto Bunder project: un-kept promises for workers and communities

24 February, 2016At the end of January, IndustriALL Global Union and the Indian National Mineworkers Federation (INMWF) visited Chattarpur, in Madhya Pradesh, India, where Rio Tinto is waiting for approval to develop a 300-metre-deep open-pit diamond mine.  

IndustriALL India women discuss decent work

29 August, 2014Some 40 women from IndustriALL affiliates from all over India met in Kolkata on 26 and 27 August to exchange experiences about what they have done so far and to think about what they want to do in the future. About 10 men leaders of the unions also took part in the workshop. It was held in the framework of the Asia Pacific union building project.

Life sentences for Maruti Suzuki workers

21 March, 2017On 18 March, the Gurgaon district court delivered its sentencing for the 31 Maruti Suzuki workers, sentencing 13 union officials to life imprisonment. To express their dissent against the judgment, workers in six different Maruti Suzuki plants downed their tools for one hour on 20 March.

India: Young trade unionists resolve to intensify union organizing

13 October, 2017Youth representatives of IndustriALL Indian affiliates gathered in Mumbai on 9 - 10 October, 2017, and discussed challenges and strategies when organizing young workers.

ICT, electricals and electronics unions resolve to intensify organizing

31 May, 2018IndustriALL’s steering committee meeting of the ICT, electrical & electronics (ICT, EE) industry was held in Mumbai on 28-29 May 2018. Union representatives from around the world discussed global industry trends; evaluated current activities and future strategies to strengthen union power and respond to challenges faced by the trade union movement.

Unions in India and Sri Lanka call for sustainable industrial policy

28 June, 2018Trade unions in India and Sri Lanka underlined that strengthening national level social dialogue and incorporating workers’ views in industrial policy making are crucial to develop sustainable industrial policy and a Just Transition that protects current workers, while creating new decent work in sustainable industries.

General strike brings India to a standstill

21 February, 2013The historic two days general strike called by Indian central trade unions on 20 and 21 February received unprecedented support among workers across India affecting all vital sectors bringing life to a standstill.

Global networks and GFA expected to defend workers’ rights at Siemens in India

11 October, 2012The Siemens Workers’ Union in India is fighting against de-unionization and the other labour issues that they have been facing over the years. The union expects the GFA and Trade Union Network of Siemens will be the key to defend the workers’ rights and interests.

Nationwide demonstrations against labour law changes

10 December, 2014Workers across India took to the streets on 5 December to protest against proposed labour law amendements.