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Russian unions join forces to negotiate collective agreement at Volkswagen

18 January, 2019Two IndustriALL affiliates will jointly negotiate a collective agreement at Volkswagen plants in Kaluga and Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, after putting aside their differences to hold a joint organizing campaign, allowing them to achieve the legal recognition threshold. Negotiations are scheduled to begin on 1 February.

Two former Ford executives sentenced for crimes against humanity in Argentina

17 December, 2018An Argentine court has sentenced two former Ford executives at the company’s plant in Argentina for their role in the human rights crimes committed against Ford workers during the country's last dictatorship.

PROFILE: The Malaysian manufacturing union fighting to change labour law to make organizing more effective

4 December, 2018Gopal Kishnam is general secretary of the National Union of Transport Equipment and Allied workers in Malaysia (NUTEAIW). He says that organizing and changing the country’s labour laws are among the priorities for the union.

IndustriALL and industriAll Europe condemn sentencing of Renault workers in Turkey

14 November, 2018In a declaration published today, Industriall Global Union and industriAll European Trade Union have strongly condemned the sentencing of 26 Renault workers and trade union officials from the car manufacturer’s Oyak plant in Bursa, Turkey.

Auto unions develop value chain organizing strategies

9 November, 2018Seventy-six trade unionists from 24 countries attended an annual meeting for unions in the auto sector held in Prague, Czech Republic from 16-18 October.

Court rules compensation for dismissed autoworkers in Malaysia

29 October, 2018The industrial court of Malaysia has ruled in October in favour of workers who will be paid MYR1.1 million (US$265,000 US) of their wages retroactively since their dismissal in August 2013. All are members of IndustriALL’s Malaysian affiliate, the National Union of Transport Equipment & Allied Industries Union (NUTEAIW).

Workers fired by Goodyear Mexico continue their fight

26 September, 2018Workers fired two months ago by Goodyear for setting up a trade union are still fighting to get their jobs back.

Kenyan union demands decent jobs in the auto sector

13 September, 2018The automotive sector in Kenya is experiencing a growth spurt, with global companies Isuzu, Nissan, Scania, Tata, Toyota, and Volkswagen expanding assembly lines. With fewer permanent jobs and more precarious work, unions say this growth is of little benefit to workers.

Iran: IndustriALL escalates union building and solidarity with UMMI

9 August, 2018IndustriALL Global Union opens a new period in supporting its Iranian affiliate the Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI) through a leadership capacity building session in Sapanca, Turkey, on 6-8 August, to develop a plan for further cooperation and solidarity. IndustriALL’s Turkish metal affiliate United Metalworkers’ Union (Birleşik Metal-İş) provides essential input.

Indian auto and garment workers move to strengthen union power

2 August, 2018IndustriALL South Asia Office organized consecutive workshops for auto sector workers on 28-29 July, and for garment workers on 26-27 July in Chennai, focusing on strengthening union power.