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Union signs historic agreement with Ternium Guatemala

21 February, 2020After an eight-year struggle, Sitraternium signed an collective agreement with Ternium Guatemala on 29 January.

United Turkish metalworkers achieve wage increase

3 February, 2020Through unity, determination and concerted action, the three unions reached a collective bargaining victory for around 130.000 of its members.

Union to negotiate with Glencore over retrenchments at South African smelter

30 January, 2020IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), will meet commodity trader Glencore in consultative meetings about retrenchments at Rustenburg Smelter. The meetings will be mediated by the Commission of Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).

Deadlock sets Turkish metalworkers en route to strike

21 January, 2020Around 130,000 members from three Turkish metal unions, Türk Metal, Birleşik Metal-İş and Özçelik-İş, are determined to continue their struggle for a fair collective agreement after negotiations fail. Unions are planning a strike next month, if a solution is not found. 

ThyssenKrupp unions urge company to keep elevator business

16 January, 2020The thyssenkrupp Elevator Group Works Council has written to the management of the troubled firmed urging them not to completely sell off the elevator business to raise funds.

Indian steel unions vow to increase union power

10 December, 2019Senior trade union leaders from IndustriALL steel affiliates in India came together in Mumbai, India on 9 and 10 December 2019. Together with IndustriALL’s global sector co-chair Sanjyot Vadhavkar, the leaders from SMEFI and INMF–Metal discussed the future of organizing and recruiting in this important sector in India. They focused on the situation of young workers and precarious work in the sector.

Agreements unite formal and informal metal workers in Kenya

30 October, 2019To effectively unite, recruit and organize informal metal workers, the Amalgamated Union of Kenya Metal Workers (AUKMW) and other unions have signed agreements with the Ambira Jua Kali Artisans Association and the Migingo Self Help Group Association.

US copper workers strike after decade with no pay rise

22 October, 2019Two thousand workers have been on strike for a week at four Asarco copper facilities in Arizona, and one in Texas, after rejecting a four-year contract that would see no pay rise for most.

Workers at Riva steel on strike for four months

13 September, 2019In one the other longest labour disputes in German history, 130 workers at two steel plants in southwest Germany have been on strike since 11 June.

Union condemns plans to retrench 2,000 workers at ArcelorMittal South Africa

18 July, 2019The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), has condemned a decision by ArcelorMittal to retrench 2,000 workers without consulting the union as required by law.