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Mining unions in the Philippines unite to build workers’ power

18 June, 2018IndustriALL Global Union mining affiliates in the Philippines, together with other unions and workers’ representatives in the sector, have formed a network to advocate mine workers’ interests at the national and local level, following a workshop in Tagaytay City on 5-6 June.

India: Six workers die at Gerdau steel plant

13 July, 2018Six workers died and three more workers are under treatment in a gas leak accident at the Gerdau steel plant at Tadipatri of Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh on 12 July. 

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. 

Unionists of the world ride for workers’ rights

13 June, 2013On Wednesday 12 June trade union leaders and activists from around the world joined together to participate in a bicycle ride called ‘Route of Shame’ to visit missions and embassies in Geneva, Switzerland and draw attention to countries consistently violating workers’ rights.

IndustriALL files complaint against Tokyo 2020 Olympic partner, Mitsubishi Electric

5 June, 2019IndustriALL Global Union is lodging a complaint against Mitsubishi Electric with the Organising Committee of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games to stop rights abuses at the company’s Thai operations.

Unions defeat zero-hour contracts in New Zealand

22 March, 2016In a major union victory against precarious work, on 10 March 2016 the New Zealand parliament unanimously passed a law banning zero-hour contracts.

Blast in Pakistan shipbreaking yard kills 16

1 November, 201616 workers killed and 47 injured in a horrific blast in Gadani shipbreaking yard in Pakistan this morning.

Jailed Korean trade unionist Han Sang Gyun receives FNV award

11 May, 2017Han Sang Gyun, president of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), was awarded the Febe Velasquez trade union rights award at the Congress of the Dutch trade union confederation the FNV.

Bangladesh: union signs collective agreement with Donglian Fashion in major turnaround

23 January, 2017**UPDATED**The Donglian Fashion Sommilito Sramik Union has signed a collective agreement with the company, setting an important precedent.

Bangladeshi union signs collective agreement with Natural Denims Ltd.

15 February, 2017The Natural Denims Ltd. Sommilito Sramik Union has signed a two year collective agreement with the company for the first time.