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Olympic 2020 partner Mitsubishi Electric humiliates workers in Thailand

4 October, 2018An official partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, Mitsubishi Electric subjected locked-out union members at its plant in Thailand to degrading and humiliating treatment and is now refusing to reinstate 26 union leaders and members.

Bangladesh Government must intervene to secure garment factory safety

5 March, 2019The Bangladesh Government continues to insist that the Accord on Fire and Building Safety leaves Bangladesh by a fixed date, regardless of whether there is a competent safety authority to replace it.

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. 

Coal mining unions demand Just Transition

15 October, 2018IndustriALL Global Union’s network of coal mining unions met in Delhi, India, to escalate efforts to achieve a ‘Just Transition’ in order to defend coal miners’ interests in the face of challenges from climate change, Industry 4.0 and dangerous working conditions.

Indian electronics unions resolve to fight precarious work and develop network

9 October, 2018Electronics and electrical sector trade union leaders came together in Pune, India, on 7-8 October to discuss global trends and challenges in the industry, strategies to strengthen organizing, build union power and fight precarious work, and to develop a network of electronic unions in India.

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.

Bangladesh young unionists demand greater role

15 July, 2019Young trade unionists in Bangladesh called for increased participation in trade union activities and leadership positions at an IndustriALL Global Union workshop in Dhaka on 5 and 6 July 2019.

Four coal miners dead and nine injured in a Coal India accident

31 July, 2019On the night shift at the Bharatpur open cast mine, at around 11.30pm on 23 July, a controlled explosion triggered a landslide trapping 13 coal miners. 

Indonesian shoe and accessory workers picket for unpaid wages

23 July, 2019One hundred Indonesian workers are picketing in front of PT Mikwang Prima Indo (MPI) since the abrupt shut down of the shoe and accessory factory in February.

Save Dave: Australian miner sacked after leading underwear protest

18 May, 2017CFMEU delegate Dave McLachlan was sacked after a shift of miners at Appin mine stripped down to their underwear in protest at the lack of work clothes.