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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.

Hundreds of Tenaris workers protest in Romania

10 August, 2018Since May collective bargaining between management of the TenarisSilcotub steel factory in Zalău, Romania producing pipelines and its workers has not reached any progress.

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.

Turkey: “Strike ban is violation of fundamental right”, rules Constitutional Court

2 August, 2018Turkey's Constitutional Court has ruled that the cabinet decree banning IndustriALL’s affiliate United Metalworkers’ Union (Birleşik Metal-İş) decision to strike in 2015 is a clear violation of the trade union rights enshrined in the country's constitution. The Court also ruled the Turkish government to pay compensation to Birleşik Metal-İş.

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. 

Unions form global network and seek to expand partnership with ArcelorMittal

13 July, 2018Unions at ArcelorMittal have formed a global network and committed to pursue global social dialogue with the world’s largest steel company.