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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.

Workers United successful strike repels two-tier contract

15 October, 2014IndustriALL’s affiliate Workers United, Local 2641, ratified a new collective agreement on 12 October to end their strike and reject the disruptive two-tier contract proposed by glass company NGF, in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. The plant produces specialty glass fibers for industrial use.

CANADA Rio Tinto actions

14 October, 2014In Canada on 7 October IndustriALL affiliates, the United Steelworkers Canada (USW), UNIFOR and the Fédération de l’Industrie Manufacturière de la Construction des Syndicats Nationaux (FIM-CSN) take action as part of the "Global Day of Defiance" against Rio Tinto.

Unions criticize proposed trade deals

1 October, 2014IndustriALL Global Union affiliates United Steelworkers (USW), representing workers in the US and Canada and Unite the Union from the UK, collectively Workers Uniting, have declared their opposition to a number of provisions in the proposed Canada and EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). Although repeatedly criticized by the trade union movement, the provisions still remain.

Crown continues union busting in Turkey and Canada

22 September, 2014Crown Holdings wants to replace three-quarters of its workers that are members of IndustriALL affiliate United Steelworkers (USW) even if they settle a year-long labour dispute.

UNIFOR takes action to STOP Precarious Work

16 September, 2014On the occasion of the Global Action Day to STOP Precarious Work, UNIFOR will hold a Good Job National Summit to discuss solutions to the stagnating economy, growing precariousness and lack of opportunities for young people.

Striking workers vote down a meagre proposal of Bombardier

28 August, 2014Called to vote on the last offer made by the company, and supervised by the Ministry of Labour, Bombardier workers in Thunder Bay soundly proved their determination to fight for good jobs and a secure future in Ontario, Canada.

Crown campaign finds support in Italy and France

13 May, 2014The representatives of the USW Local 9176 members leading a heroic fight in Toronto, Canada against the food and beverage package producer multinational Crown Holdings rendered a visit of solidarity to their colleagues working for the company factories in Italy and France.

Unions speak out against Crown with field actions

28 April, 2014Following the announced series of protest actions scheduled across the globe in conjunction with the annual shareholders meeting of Crown Holdings, IndustriALL Global Union and its affiliates in North America and Europe continue to build resistance against Crown Holdings over bad corporate behaviours around the world.