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In memoriam of Ichiro Seto

5 June, 2014Ichiro Seto, a pioneer who opened gate for the Japanese metalworkers to join international labour movement, has died at the age of 86.

Japanese metalworkers secure major wage increase

26 March, 2015IndustriALL Global Union affiliated Japanese metalworkers’ unions achieved the largest annual wage increase in 16 years in their 2015 Spring Offensive. The Japanese metalworkers submit demands on wages and working conditions every February, and engage in collective bargaining.

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.

Asia Pacific executive committee and women’s committee meet in Tokyo

20 January, 2016IndustriALL Global Union’s Asia Pacific executive committee met in Tokyo, Japan, on 20 January to discuss congress preparations, activities and projects.

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.

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.

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 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.

Honda workers meet in Mexico City

16 October, 2013On 30 September to 3 October an Automotive Industry Meeting was held jointly by IndustriALL Global Union and FES Mexico in Mexico City. After the meeting IndustriALL’s Fernando Lopes, Helmut Lense and Suzanna Miller facilitated a meeting between the high- level representatives from JAW and Honda Unions in Japan, and two representatives from the independent Honda Workers Union (STUHM) from the Jalisco plant in Mexico.

ICT, E&E unions focus on challenges of “Industry 4.0”

18 April, 2016Strong and sustainable industrial policy is required to tackle the challenges of the Industry 4.0, said unions at the IndustriALL Global Union’s steering committee on information and communication technologies (ICT), electrical & electronics on 6-7 April in Tokyo, Japan.