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Thai and Indonesian unions foster solidarity

29 January, 2014The national campaigns against precarious work in Indonesia in 2012 and 2013 mobilized millions of workers and showed true trade union power. It inspired many unions around the world, including Thai unions participating at national workshops on precarious work, organizing and campaigning held in Bangkok, in September last year. The result was a study visit to Indonesia.

Materials unions intensify global solidarity

18 November, 2013Around 80 union delegates of 18 countries from all continents representing glass, cement and ceramics workers attended IndustriALL’s World Conference for the Materials Industries in Bangkok, Thailand on 12-13 November to discuss a wide range issues.

Building unity and power in Thailand

10 April, 2014For more than a month, 600 striking Michelin workers have been camping in front of the Ministry of Labour in Bangkok. On 9 April, IndustriALL Global Union together with all affiliates in the newly formed Confederation of IndustriALL Labour of Thailand met the workers to show global support for their struggle.

Electrolux imprisons then sacks workers in Thailand

17 January, 2013Refusing to negotiate with workers’ representatives, Electrolux management in Thailand locked up over 100 workers for 8 hours, including a pregnant woman, then sacked 127 workers including the local union president of the Rayong plant.

IndustriALL condemns conviction of Somyot in Thailand

24 January, 2013IndustriALL Global Union condemns the conviction of Somyot Prueksakasemsuk over ‘lese majeste’ offences under article 112 of the Criminal Code, with the 11 year jail sentence by a Thai Criminal Court on 23 January 2013.

IndustriALL and IF Metall working for solution at Electrolux Thailand

12 April, 2013IndustriALL Global Union together with Swedish-based affiliate IF Metall are actively pushing for a just solution with full reinstatement of all union members at GFA partner Electrolux.

Women form a subregional network to promote ratification of ILO Convention 183

16 September, 2014IndustriALL Global Union organized a subregional workshop on maternity protection in Manila, Philippines on 11 and 12 September 2014. The workshop was attended by some 30 women from the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Cambodia. The point was to find common ground to pursue the ratification of ILO Convention 183 on maternity protection in the different countries. Ultimately the women created a network and vowed to keep pushing for ratification.

IndustriALL files ILO complaint against Thai Government

7 October, 2015Today, on the World Day for Decent Work, IndustriALL Global Union has filed a complaint with the International Labour Organization (ILO) against the Royal Thai Government for serous violations of trade union rights. 

Launch of NXP Asian trade union network!

22 December, 2015Trade union leaders from NXP operations in the Philippines, Thailand, and Taiwan-ROC met on 19 December in Manila, Philippines, to launch a network of Asian unions. Many of the unions have faced disputes as a result of local NXP managements’ hostile attitude towards workers.

Electrolux pledges full reinstatement of Thai union leaders

4 July, 2013IndustriALL, IF Metall and Electrolux management have reached an additional agreement for full reinstatement of the suspended union leaders and withdrawal of the court case against them.