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Thai workers dismissed over union activities

8 January, 2020A few days after workers at Mizuno Plastic in Thailand established a union, 33 of them were fired.

PROFILE: Bhutanese union established with Japanese support

7 January, 2020With the assistance and solidarity support of the Japanese Association of Metal, Machinery and Manufacturing Workers (JAM), affiliated to JCM, the International Labor Union of Bhutan (ILUB) was established in Matsuyama, Japan, on 1 September this year.

IndustriALL affiliates in Asia-Pacific to mobilize for fairer trade

29 August, 2019IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in the Asia-Pacific region will hold a day of action on 30 August to raise concerns about the impact on workers and society of a new generation of trade agreements that are currently being negotiated behind closed doors.

IndustriALL files complaint against Tokyo 2020 Olympic partner, Mitsubishi Electric

5 June, 2019IndustriALL Global Union is lodging a complaint against Mitsubishi Electric with the Organising Committee of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games to stop rights abuses at the company’s Thai operations.

Hong Kong Convention on ship recycling boosted by Japanese ratification

2 April, 2019The campaign to clean up ship breaking – the most dangerous job in the world - has received a major boost as Japan becomes the first Asian country to ratify the Hong Kong Convention.

IndustriALL Asia-Pacific Trade Union Network for Takeda meets

11 January, 2019The second meeting of the Asia-Pacific region’s trade unions of Japanese pharmaceuticals multinational, Takeda, met in Tokyo on 15 November 2018. IndustriALL Global Union affiliates from Japan, Indonesia, Korea and the Philippines constituted this meeting of the global network committee. 

Caterpillar Union Network shows solidarity with Japanese brothers and sisters

28 June, 2018Caterpillar global union network held its annual meeting in Sagamihara, Japan, where the plant will be closed end of July 2018, and confirms global solidarity to make Caterpillar a better company with stronger trade unions.

IndustriALL Bridgestone trade union network builds on long tradition

19 June, 2018Leading trade unions at Bridgestone, together constituting the steering committee for one of IndustriALL’s longest-standing trade union networks at a multinational company, held the 17th annual meeting on 14-15 June in the company’s home city of Kurume, Japan.

Japanese metalworkers celebrate wage increase

27 March, 2018Based on the financial results of 2017 and following a series of negotiations between unions and management of major Japanese metalworking companies, workers will receive a substantial wage increase this year. Smaller and medium size companies often suppliers to the big corporations of the sector will follow.

Pharmaceutical unions strengthen international solidarity

12 May, 2017Around 120 trade union leaders representing pharmaceutical industry workers in 17 countries debated current and future challenges for workers in the industry.