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IndustriALL Global Union condemns arrest of KCTU president YANG Kyeung-soo and demands his immediate release

4 September, 2021IndustriALL Global Union is outraged over the arrest of KCTU president YANG Kyeung-soo in the early hours of 2 September. The arrest came after Korean police raided the KCTU headquarters, dragging out YANG Kyeung-soo.

KMWU concludes first industry-level transformation agreement with Korean employers

19 August, 2021After four months of negotiations and a national warning strike, IndustriALL affiliate Korean Metal Workers’ Union (KMWU) has reached the first industry-level agreement on industrial transformation in Korea with the Korean Metal Industry Employers’ Association.

Union in South Africa prepares for strike over deadlock in wage negotiations

5 August, 2021IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), says it will call for an indefinite strike if employers in the engineering sector continue to negotiate in bad faith.

Indian unions protest privatization of Visakhapatnam steel plant

4 August, 2021On 2 August, with the Indian parliament in session, national trade union leaders joined hundreds of workers in the “Chalo Parliament” (“Let’s go to parliament)” protest in Delhi against the privatization of the Visakhapatnam steel plant in Andhra Pradesh.

Unions at ArcelorMittal continue calling for genuine dialogue

1 July, 2021The ArcelorMittal global union network brought together 90 leaders  from around 30 trade unions in 15 different countries in an online meeting on 29-30 June, to discuss challenges, in particularly increasing workplace accidents and social dialogue at all levels.

Steel workers in India strike over wages

1 July, 2021More than 150,000 workers at the public sector plant Steel Authority of India (SAIL) and Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) went on strike on 30 June after negotiations to solve a deadlock over wages failed.

United ArcelorMittal workers in Canada vote for strike

12 May, 2021With a near 100 per cent majority, ArcelorMittal workers in Canada’s Quebec region have rejected the last offer from company management and called for an indefinite strike over wages, pensions and broken promises.

REPORT: Latin American unions look for ways to push for reindustrialization

7 May, 2021IndustriALL affiliates in Latin America and the Caribbean have come up with a sector-based political and union agenda to promote regional reindustrialization, focusing on sustainable development and ensuring a fair transition to a low-carbon economy

Tunisian government and UGTT union sign agreement on public sector reform

15 April, 2021On 31 March, the Tunisian government and the Union Générale Tunisienne du Travail (UGTT) signed an agreement on restructuring public companies and reforming the subsidy and tax system.

Union fights for fair collective bargaining at ArcelorMittal in Ukraine

7 April, 2021The Trade Union of Metalworkers and Miners of Ukraine (PMGU) is demanding a 30 per cent wage increase for nearly 24,000 workers at the ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih steel plant to reach the wage level of industry competitors and cover inflation.