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Union fights Caterpillar plan to cut 700 Northern Ireland jobs

1 December, 2020IndustriALL affiliate Unite the Union has condemned a plan by Caterpillar to cut 700 jobs at its site in Larne, Northern Ireland, and is calling on the government to develop an industrial strategy for the manufacturing sector.

Spanish unions announce strike at Repsol

1 December, 2020Spanish affiliates of IndustriALL, UGT FICA, CCOO de Industria and USO, have announced strike action in response to the energy company’s plan to close 16 office centres in Repsol Butano.

French unions unite to defend the future of energy

19 November, 2020IndustriALL Global Union’s French energy sector affiliates will come together for a day of action on 26 November 2020 to oppose policies that threaten the future of their sector, and the restructuring plans of the multinational companies EDF and ENGIE. 

Swiss to vote on holding multinationals responsible for supply chains

22 October, 2020On 29 November, Switzerland will hold a nationwide referendum on the Responsible Business Initiative. A vote in favour of the initiative will make companies headquartered in Switzerland legally responsible for what happens in their supply chains.

European action day for steel

1 October, 2020On 1 October, steel workers and their unions from across Europe are coming together to demand urgent action to safeguard the sector and its workers. Steel workers across Europe call on EU policy makers, national governments, and steel companies to safeguard the sector and protect jobs.

Mistrusted by the people, Lukashenko tries to shut workers down

20 August, 2020Workers and activists are always on the front line of struggles for change. Belarus is no exception: when the regime failed to fool the world with falsified election results, the population responded with huge rallies.

Vaccine manufacture must provide good jobs and medicine security

20 August, 2020IndustriALL Global Union’s UK affiliate, Unite, is fighting to ensure that the manufacture of the Covid-19 vaccine creates sustainable, quality jobs and an adequate supply of the vaccine for all.

Workers in Belarus down tools to protest oppression

14 August, 2020In response to brutal oppression by the Belarusian authorities, who used extreme violence to suppress free and peaceful protests against the recent rigged election, workers at many large companies in Belarus have downed tools and held peaceful assemblies. 

Repression in Belarus must end, demands IndustriALL

13 August, 2020Joint Statement of IndustriALL Global Union and industriAll Europe on Belarus

Metalworkers face vicious employer attacks in Turkey

13 August, 2020IndustriALL Global Union has seen a renewed surge of employers in Turkey resorting to overbearing and illegal tactics to deny workers their right to freedom of association. This happens in all manufacturing sectors.