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USW cement workers in Canada reach agreement with LafargeHolcim

11 May, 2016After several months of struggle and a three-month strike, cement workers at LafargeHolcim in Saint-Constant, Canada have won the battle in a conflict with the multinational cement producer.

Canadian unions campaign for anti-scab law

3 March, 2016Canadian unions, including IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the United Steelworkers (USW), have welcomed national legislation tabled by the New Democratic Party (NDP) to stop replacement labour in industrial disputes.

15,000 protest against TPPA in New Zealand

4 February, 2016An estimated 15,000 people demonstrated through the streets of Auckland, New Zealand, on 4 February, as ministers from 12 countries met in the city to sign a divisive trade deal. 

Crown Holdings urged to commit to OECD guidelines

18 January, 2016In its final statement, the U.S. National contact point (USNCP) for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, recommends that Crown Holdings, Inc. should “explicitly commit itself to implementing the Guidelines” to ensure workers’ rights are respected.

22-month USW strike ends in agreement with Crown in Toronto

23 July, 2015American beer can giant Crown has damaged the lives of IndustriALL Global Union members in Canada, Turkey and Ghana over the last two years. USW members in Toronto voted on 19 July to accept a new collective agreement and end their determined 22-month strike.

Canada – USW successfully reduces layoffs at Rio Tinto

16 June, 2015Following a mass rally in May, trade union at Rio Tinto majority owned Iron Ore Company of Canada has managed to reduce the number of planned layoffs from 150 to 95 workers.

Moms deserve better than diamonds from Rio Tinto

5 May, 2015This Mother’s Day, an international coalition of unions is calling on the world’s largest jewellery retailer to clean up its supplier of diamonds. They are urging Signet to demand that multinational mining and metals company Rio Tinto improve its practices so that they respect workers’ rights, indigenous peoples and the environment.

Crown campaign continues in UK

16 April, 2015As part of long-standing campaign tackling serious labour issues at Crown Packaging plants in various countries, Unite and the United Steelworkers (USW) unions organized protest actions against the Carnival cruise company in Southampton and London this week.

Ontario government opens inquiry into 18-month strike at Crown Holdings

17 March, 2015IndustriALL Global Union joins its North American affiliate, the United Steelworkers (USW), in welcoming the decision of the Ontario Government to open an inquiry into an 18-month strike over wages and conditions at Crown Holdings in Toronto.

Global fight for workers’ rights continues at Crown Holdings

5 February, 2015IndustriALL Global Union stands firm with Crown workers all over the world fighting for their rights against the unscrupulous US-based multinational packaging producer.