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Japanese metalworkers secured the biggest pay rise since 1999

20 March, 2014The 2014 yearly wage bargaining Spring Labor Offensive by the Japanese metalworkers’ unions achieved reasonable results.

Metalworkers of Kazakhstan prepare to fight for their 13th salary in court

2 April, 2014The trade union of metalworkers «ZHAKTAU» is going to sue the board of directors of the company ArcelorMittal Temirtau for their refusal to pay the contract based 13th monthly salary for 2013.

Base metals unions in CIS countries confront challenges

20 April, 2018IndustriALL affiliates from CIS countries met on 17-18 April in Tbilisi, Georgia, to discuss union responses to trends and challenges in the base metals sector.

India: Six workers die at Gerdau steel plant

13 July, 2018Six workers died and three more workers are under treatment in a gas leak accident at the Gerdau steel plant at Tadipatri of Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh on 12 July. 

Alcoa – forcing crew off ship in Australia and closing plants in the US

14 January, 2016In the middle of the night on 13 January, 30 security guards boarded the Alcoa motor vessel Portland to remove five union crewmembers and escort foreign seafarers on to the ship that immediately left for Singapore.

Strong declaration to fight for base metal sector

5 November, 2015IndustriALL base metals steering committee met in Pittsburgh on 3 and 4 November, and adopted a declaration calling on governments to take action against industrial destruction of the base metal sector.

Unions speak out against Crown with field actions

28 April, 2014Following the announced series of protest actions scheduled across the globe in conjunction with the annual shareholders meeting of Crown Holdings, IndustriALL Global Union and its affiliates in North America and Europe continue to build resistance against Crown Holdings over bad corporate behaviours around the world.

32,000 Indian steel workers organized since 2010

14 March, 2013Through IndustriALL Global Union’s organizing project known as “More members, fewer unions” two Indian affiliates, the INMF and SMEFI, organized over 32,000 new members between 2010 and 2012.

Solidarity with striking metal workers in Italy

14 June, 2019Metal workers are taking to the streets of Milan, Florence and Naples today in a general strike over the future of their industry.

Metalworkers’ strike banned in Turkey

30 January, 2015The Turkish Government has issued a Cabinet Decree to postpone the metal industry strike launched by IndustriALL affiliate Birlesik Metal-Is in 19 companies on 29 January. The decree also covers 18 companies where the strike will start on 19 February.