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IndustriALL Global Union statement on activists jailed in Hong Kong

7 January, 2021Activists jailed in Hong Kong as new law attempts to suppress opposition

2020: a year of carnage for Pakistan’s mineworkers

7 January, 2021Pakistani mineworkers’ unions estimate that at least 208 workers were killed on the job in 2020. This trend seems set to continue this year, with a fatal accident on New Years’ Day, and two fatal accidents and a terror attack on 3 January. So far this year, 14 mineworkers have been killed.

Global steel company POSCO guilty of corporate manslaughter, says union

7 January, 2021A pattern of fatal accidents at the global steel company will only be resolved when workers’ have the right to organize freely and participate in safety systems, says the Korean Metal Workers’ Union (KMWU).

End repression and killings of trade unionists, Duterte told

16 December, 2020On 30 November, trade unionists around the world joined a global day of action for the Philippines, holding protests in the streets and at Philippine embassies, calling on President Rodrigo Duterte to end the repression and killing of trade unionists. The Philippine government responded by arresting six trade unionists and a journalist on 10 December.

Arbitrator rules Shell must accept collective bargaining on Australian offshore facility

10 December, 2020IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) successfully applied to the national industrial arbitrator to force Shell to agree to bargaining on the Prelude FLNG offshore platform. 

South East Asia call to action to promote ratification of C190

27 November, 2020IndustriALL affiliates in South East Asia pledge to negotiate collective agreements and to campaign for the ratification of C190 in every country, take actions against domestic violence, initiate programmes to eliminate violence against women and develop structures for advocating the ratification.

Over 250 million workers join national strike in India

26 November, 2020Despite repression, a joint general strike by workers and farmers has shut down India. Over 250 million workers took part in the 26 November strike.

Action needed on Uyghur slave labour

18 November, 2020The Chinese government continues to hold members of the Uyghur minority group in forced labour camps. Goods produced by these enslaved workers – particularly cotton – are entering global supply chains.

Malaysian union victorious after seven year battle over unfair dismissals

16 November, 2020The National Union of Transport Equipment and Allied Industries Workers (NUTEAIW) has emerged victorious after seven years of legal battles fighting the unfair dismissal of 18 members for exercising their political rights.

Philippine government U-turns on 13th month pay after pressure from unions

23 October, 2020The Philippine government has made a U-turn after previously saying employers economically constrained by Covid-19 would be allowed to defer the 13th month pay, after being slammed by IndustriALL Global Union affiliates the Associated Labor Unions (ALU), All Workers Alliance Trade Unions (AWATU) and Integrated Labor Organisation.