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Irresponsible aluminium: Alcoa escalates global attack on workers

2 November, 2018Alcoa has recently escalated its global attack on workers, contradicting the company’s claim that it produces aluminium responsibly.

Tenaris TuboCaribe workers protest against rights violations

25 October, 2018Workers at Tenaris TuboCaribe in Colombia are holding a series of peaceful demonstrations against the company’s violations of their fundamental rights, and its dismissal and sanctioning of union leaders.

Achieving gender equality in male dominated sectors

19 October, 2018On 16-17 October, IndustriALL affiliates from across the world met in Cape Town, South Africa, to develop strategies for achieving gender equality in the mining, base metals, materials and energy sectors.

Death toll rises to 12 in Indian steel plant blast

10 October, 2018A gas pipeline explosion at the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) Bhilai steel plant in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh on 9 October 2018 has killed 12 workers, while 11 others suffered severe burns. 

Building union power through an energy, mining and base metals ‘macro sector’ in Latin America

25 September, 2018IndustriALL affiliates from the energy, mining and base metals sectors came together as a macro sector to discuss strategies for increasing their union power and building stronger union structures in a globalized world in constant flux.

Italian steelworkers validate agreement with ArcelorMittal

19 September, 2018Ilva Group workers - members of the IndustriALL affiliates Fim-Cisl, Fiom-Cgil and Uilm-Uil – voted by a very large majority of 93 per cent to approve the new agreement concluded on 6 September between the Ministry of Economic Development, trade unions and ArcelorMittal.

OECD Steel Committee: Trade conflict, overcapacity dominate discussions

19 September, 2018There remain 540 million tons of excess steel capacity globally, putting steelworkers’ jobs at risk from massive dumping during the next industry downturn.

ArcelorMittal: Promising dialogue but challenges remain

13 September, 2018Union leaders representing nearly 50,000 ArcelorMittal workers in Kazakhstan and Ukraine recently met in Kiev to discuss common problems and joint solutions at the world’s largest steel producer.

Australia: 1,600 Alcoa workers strike over job security

23 August, 2018Workers at five Alcoa sites in Western Australia have voted almost unanimously to take indefinite strike action after 20 months of negotiations with Alcoa failed to provide a guarantee of no forced redundancies.

IndustriALL creates a ‘macro sector’ for manufacturing industries

21 August, 2018Fifty trade union leaders from the ‘macro sector’ of manufacturing industries across Latin American and the Caribbean met for the first time from 13 to 15 August in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Their aim was to discuss the future world of work and come up with joint initiatives.