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Colombian mine contractor convicted of murder

14 February, 2013Following the murders of two union leaders in Colombia in 2001, Jaime Blanco, a former contractor for the US-based coal company Drummond Co., was convicted of murder on 25 January 2013 and sentenced to nearly 38 years in prison.

The true cost of cheap clothes

18 July, 2012Last week United States Senators expressed dismay and outrage to learn that the uniforms for American Olympians were produced in China. But this is not new. For years unrestrained globalization has seen textile and clothing multinationals race to the bottom in the search for cheaper and cheaper production.

National Grid lockout ends with new 6-year contract

8 January, 2019Some 1,250 workers at National Grid in Massachusetts, USA, will be returning to work under a new 6-year contract, ending a lockout lasting more than six months. 

US locomotive workers strike to defend CBA after merger

2 March, 20191,700 members of United Electrical (UE) in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA, are taking strike action to defend to defend their collective agreement as GE plant is sold.

Workers denounce anti-trade union practices at Gerdau steel plants

3 June, 2016The Gerdau World Workers’ Council met in Montevideo, Uruguay from 16-18 May to address the global steel crisis and anti-trade union practices at Gerdau, which is the biggest producer of long steel in the Americas.

Nissan workers in Paris stage protest against anti-union policies

30 June, 2016Workers from the Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi, US, with the support of IndustriALL Global Union and French metal affiliates of FTM-CGT, FGMM-CFDT, CFE-CGC Métallurgie and FO Métaux stage a joint protest in front of the building where the World Works Committee of Renault takes place.

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. 

VW Chattanooga workers win important victory

14 April, 2016Workers at Volkswagen’s plant in Chattanooga, USA, are a big step closer to collective bargaining representation, as the US National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rules to uphold the results of a democratic work place election in December 2015.

USA: Workers fight back against giant oil companies

24 February, 2015Thousands of members of IndustriALL affiliate United Steelworkers (USW) National Oil Bargaining Program have gone on strike over health and safety issues in the industry.

Strong declaration to fight for base metal sector

5 November, 2015IndustriALL base metals steering committee met in Pittsburgh on 3 and 4 November, and adopted a declaration calling on governments to take action against industrial destruction of the base metal sector.