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IndustriALL Europe holds white-collar meeting in Paris

11 March, 2013IndustriAll Europe organized the special working party for the white-collar group on 28 February in Paris, hosted by CFE-CGC. It was attended by unions from Sweden, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Denmark and Norway.

IndustriALL Europe Equal Opportunities Working Group meets

7 March, 2013The IndustriALL Europe Equal Opportunities Working Group met on 27 February 2013 in Frankfurt, hosted by IG Metall.

World Bank reviews labour rights safeguard

27 February, 2013The World Bank has announced a series of upcoming consultations on social and environmental safeguards. National unions are encouraged to take part, in order to urge the Bank to adopt a comprehensive labour rights safeguard.

Different languages, same message: Union Rights in Mexico NOW!

21 February, 2013This week the attention of trade unions around the world is focused on Mexico. 10,000 activists from different regions, cultures, industrial sectors and backgrounds, are speaking in different languages through different actions. Their message is clear and united: “We will not give up until Mexican workers get full trade union rights”.

Owens Illinois glass workers rally across continents

14 February, 2013Rallying against management cuts, the global glass workers alliance of employees at the US-based multinational glass packaging manufacturer Owens Illinois (O-I) conducted simultaneous workplace actions during the week of 4 February.

Financial Transaction Tax approved by EU

28 January, 2013A Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) in the European Union (EU) could be set in place by January 2014, following the approval of EU Finance Ministers meeting in Brussels on 22 January 2013.

Owens Illinois glass workers alliance takes action

24 January, 2013The Global Glass Alliance of Unions at Owens Illinois (O-I) officially announced their coalition of workers at the company in four continents to CEO Al Strouken on 10 January 2013. The alliance will rally globally during the week of 4 February in joint protest of the company’s increasing hostility to its workers.

European Parliament adopts resolution on factory fires

22 January, 2013European Parliament passes resolution on recent textile factory fires in South Asia, calling on the Bangladeshi and Pakistani governments to investigate, ensure health and safety compliance, establish independent inspection systems and lift restrictions on trade union activities.

European Parliament votes overwhelmingly in favour of Financial Transaction Tax

14 December, 2012Eleven EU countries have been given the green light by the European Parliament to introduce a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT).

Glencore-Xstrata merger approved

21 November, 2012IndustriALL Global Union joined a group of protesting activists in Zug, Switzerland as Xstrata Shareholders approved its takeover by Glencore.