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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.

IndustriALL Global Union and TUAC raise concerns at OECD Steel Committee

25 September, 2020Taking the floor on the first day of the 88th OECD Steel Committee, IndustriALL Global Union and the Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC) to the OECD, raised awareness on the risks faced by steel workers globally, who are extremely concerned with the dire situation in the steel sector.

Covid-19 has made workers’ health and safety a priority in Mozambique

18 August, 2020With the Covid-19 pandemic, the importance of occupational health and safety has returned to the union priority list, and the role of health and safety reps is being re-emphasized.

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.

Alcoa threatens to close US plant

12 June, 2020Around 600 IAM members stand to lose their jobs by the end of July as Alcoa, the owner of the aluminium plant in Ferndale, Washington, US, has announced its closure. 

”We will not be robbed of our future,” say Spanish Alcoa workers

3 June, 2020Spanish unions CC.OO de Industria and UGT FICA are fighting against Alcoa’s decision to close aluminium production at its operation in San Cibrao, Lugo, Galicia, laying off 534 workers.

Four-hour strike at Italian ArcelorMittal sites brings results

26 May, 2020IndustriALL Italian affiliates FIM, FIOM, and UILM declared a four-hour strike at all ArcelorMittal sites in Italy on 25 May. They are calling on the steel manufacturing multinational to urgently disclose its business plan, and engage in meaningful dialogue with the unions to ensure the viability of the plants while keeping jobs and decent working conditions for the entire workforce. Under pressure after the action was announced, representatives of the company and the government joined trade unions at virtual negotiation table.

One dead and seven injured at Bokaro steel plant, India

26 May, 2020Four accidents in two weeks at Bokaro steel plant expose the poor safety measures at Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), the leading public sector steel maker in India.

Japanese metalworkers secure wage increase

2 April, 2020Through the JCM’s  Shunto (spring labour offensive), many unions at large companies in the Japanese metal industry have secured wage increases.

Argentinian union condemns LafargeHolcim for exposing workers to COVID-19

2 April, 2020According to IndustriALL affiliate Asociación Obrera Minera Argentina (AOMA) Holcim (of the LafargeHolcim group) is demanding that employees continue work as normal, in violation of the emergency decrees adopted by the Argentinian government to protect against the corona virus.