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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.
Some 40 women from IndustriALL affiliates from all over India met in Kolkata on 26 and 27 August to exchange experiences about what they have done so far and to think about what they want to do in the future. About 10 men leaders of the unions also took part in the workshop. It was held in the framework of the Asia Pacific union building project.
Thanks to the commitment of the Plastic Omnium Varroc Kamgar Sangathna trade union, member of the IndustriALL Indian affiliate Shramik Ekta Mahasangh (SEM), workers of the auto parts producer employed as trainees will be granted the same rights and benefits as their colleagues on permanent contracts.
IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, ASSRGWA, which represents workers at the world’s largest shipbreaking yard in India, has organized a mass meeting of safety inspectors following a fatal accident at the site last month.
On 12 June, six workers were killed and several more injured when a ruptured water pipe at the Bhilai Steel Plant resulted in a gas leak.
On International Workers' Day, trade union Thozhilalar Sangam at Nokia India released a film called Dis-Connecting People. The film documents the voices of workers that have been muted in the battle between the state and the company.
As a gesture of solidarity for the struggling workers of the Paharpur cooling towers, 117 workers of the GRSE workmen’s union in Kolkata donated their blood at a temporary Blood Donation Camp.
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