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Millions of workers from all sectors joined India’s largest strike on 2 September. Demonstrators were protesting against proposed labour reforms which will in practice make it easier to fire workers.
You can lend your support to the 1,140 mineworkers at the Odisha Project of Thriveni Earthmovers who are facing harsh retaliation from their employer to their effort to organize a union. The backlash has included death threats. Click here to write to the Thriveni management and local government.
On 1 July a rally was organized by IndustriALL Global Union affiliate “Pragatisheel Cement Shramik Sangh” (Progressive Cement Workers Union) or PCSS for the redeployment and rehabilitation of more than 1000 cement workers in India.
Around 35 women trade unionists demanded respect for women workers’ rights and a halt to the attacks on trade unions when they met in Pune, India, on 21 and 22 June.
There were shocking revelations about the situation for the many temporary contract workers in the Indian State of Maharashtra at an IndustriALL Global Union workshop held in the city of Pune this month.
At IndustriALL Global Union’s World Conference of the ICT, Electrical and Electronics Sectors held in June 2015, women’s working conditions were highlighted among other important subjects.
After a meeting in June between unions and the responsible government ministry, Japan has committed to expediting the ratification of the Hong Kong Convention.
IndustriALL Global Union and its trade union affiliates from as far as Australia have been campaigning in Geneva, Switzerland this week in the fight to ban asbestos worldwide.
IndustriALL affiliates in the textile and garment sector in India have agreed to jointly organize workers. The agreement was made at the recently concluded Project Advisory Committee Meeting in Kolkata.
On 25 and 26 February 2015, some 25 women leaders from IndustriALL Global Union Indian affiliates met in Kolkata, India for training in leadership and methodology.
In the recent development of Maruti Suzuki Manesar case, 81 workers were granted bail by a local court in Haryana. The workers had been in jail since July 2012 on charges of violence and murder of a company manager.
Over half a million coalminers in India have ended a planned five-day strike after two days as the government gave assurances not to privatize Coal India Ltd (CIL). IndustriALL Global Union coal mining affiliates led the massive strike which ended on 7 January.
IndustriALL Global Union’s mining affiliates in India are leading a five-day nationwide strike that has shut down the country’s coal industry. Beginning 6 January, the strike is in rejection of government plans to privatize state-owned Coal India Ltd. (CIL) which produces almost all of India’s coal.
In early December, 40 precarious workers at a Siemens factory in India received permanent contracts after negotiations between the trade union and management.
Workers across India took to the streets on 5 December to protest against proposed labour law amendements.
On 29 November trade union federations in India came together for a workshop on sustainable industrial policy to fight back against the massive expansion of agency work and to develop a strategy for sustainable industrial growth.
Representatives from IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in India and Sri Lanka have developed a strategy to combat precarious work, in a regional coordination meeting in New Delhi on 22 to 23 November 2014.
Watch this IndustriALL video about the violations committed in India by the world’s largest cement producer, Holcim.
On 7 October, IndustriALL affiliates in India rallied and held public meetings all over the country on the World Day for Decent Work (WDDW).
In a move to strengthen workers’ position in the John Deere group, union representatives from around the world committed to intensify cooperation in the global trade union network at a meeting in Germany on 4-5 September.
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