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Victory for Boilermakers at Imerys Talc

6 November, 2018Local D239 Boilermakers went back to work on 5 November in Three Forks, Montana, USA, with a new contract after more than a 90-day lockout by multinational Imerys Talc. 

United States: Imerys locks out Montana talc workers

13 September, 2018Thirty-five members of Boilermakers Local D239 in Three Forks, Montana, have been locked out of an Imerys talc plant since 2 August 2018, after rejecting the company’s contract proposal to slash benefits and undermine working conditions. Among other demands, the company wants to freeze defined benefit pensions, end health care benefits for future retirees and gut established seniority protections.

IndustriALL Global Union and UNI Global Union condemn Kimberly-Clark’s lack of respect for workers

6 September, 2018Following a global trade union meeting the leading paper and graphical unions from around the world publically condemn the current unacceptable behaviour of Kimberly-Clark towards its workers worldwide.

USA: IndustriALL backs workers at Ciner Wyoming ahead of union vote

21 August, 2018IndustriALL Global Union is backing workers at Ciner in Wyoming, USA, where company management has intensified its pressure on employees to vote against union representation in an election taking place this week.

Boeing South Carolina mechanics vote to join Machinists Union

4 June, 2018In a major step forward in an ongoing unionization drive, a group of flight line mechanics at the Boeing factory in Charleston, South Carolina have voted to join IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM).

IndustriALL Global Union’s statement on recent developments on steel and aluminium tariffs

1 June, 2018The US Administration announced yesterday the imposition of import tariffs on steel and aluminium against several countries. IndustriALL Global Union reiterates its position, which is line with the Political Resolution adopted at the Second Congress, the Declaration on the Global Steel Crisis, and our statement made on 23 March, which clearly states our commitment to play a leading role within the global trade union movement and wider society to advocate our vision of fair global trade that works for all.

Exxon bars workers from joining shareholders’ meeting

1 June, 2018Members of IndustriALL Australian affiliate AMWU travelled to Dallas, Texas in the US, to attend ExxonMobil’s annual shareholders’ meeting on 30 May to raise concerns over the long-running conflict at the company’s subsidiary Esso Australia. However, once there the four workers were denied entry despite having the necessary documents.  

Unions to take joint action against General Electric

15 May, 2018Trade unions representing workers at General Electric from across North America, Europe and Asia have pledged to make workers’ voices heard at the company, at a meeting of IndustriALL's General Electric Trade Union Network in Toronto, Canada, from 7-8 May 2018.

Machinists strike continues in West Virginia, USA

10 May, 2018A strike by workers at Tecnocap SpA in Glen Dale, West Virginia, is entering its second month, as the company refuses to bargain with IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM).

Trade union network opens doors at Deere

10 May, 2018More than 30 trade union representative - locals, works councils, shop stewards and trade union officials - representing workers from three continents employed at John Deere operations, came together to discuss challenges and ways to move the union network forward.