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Austrian chemical workers unite for fair deal

2 June, 2020Chemical workers have been conducting collective actions at factories throughout Austria after a third round of sector bargaining failed as employers offer a drop in real wages for 45,000 people.

Eyes on pharmaceutical industry in the Covid-19 fight

15 May, 2020The pharmaceutical industry is working intensively towards finding a treatment for COVID-19 or a vaccine against the virus that causes it, SARS-CoV-2. Their work in this time of crisis makes this group of IndustriALL affiliates and members even more important for all of us.

South Korean pharmaceutical workers condemn Zoetis

12 May, 2020IndustriALL Global Union has stepped in to support its Korean affiliate, KCTF, whose members are victim of labour violations at multinational animal medicine company Zoetis.

Series of industrial accidents rocks India as work resumes post-lockdown

8 May, 2020A toxic gas leak at LG Polymers India, a subsidiary of South Korean multinational LG Chem, resulted in the death of twelve people, including two children, with hundreds hospitalized.

GSK factory in South Africa to reopen after 99 workers test positive for COVID-19

1 May, 2020When five workers tested positive for COVID-19 at the Epping plant of pharmaceutical multinational Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) in Cape Town, the Chemical Energy Paper Printing Wood and Allied Workers Union (CEPPWAWU) raised an alarm with the management and the health authorities.

Chemical sector unions respond to Covid-19

24 April, 2020With powerful unions, large multinational companies, important sectoral bargaining agreements, the chemical industry sees a significant response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Raising young workers’ voice on the streets

11 March, 2020Yudi Suseno was one of 50 participants in the Asia Pacific youth exchange programme in Malaysia in October 2019, and has now begun to play key role in his union in Indonesia.

Justice for 56 illegally dismissed chemical workers in Georgia

4 February, 2020The Supreme Court of Georgia confirmed on 29 January, the decisions of two lower courts to oblige Rustavi Azot chemical plant to reinstate 56 employees with payment of their due wages for the past three years.

Sanofi unions continue building unity

17 January, 2020The French multinational pharmaceutical market leader Sanofi employs IndustriALL members all around the world. The global union has facilitated network building activities amongst Sanofi workers’ unions for the past five years, and will continue to do so in 2020.

Chemical unions in India working together

21 December, 2019Unions representing workers in the Indian chemicals and pharmaceuticals industry came together as part of an earlier  strategy to build a platform for all unions in the sector in India, both affiliates and non-affiliates of IndustriALL Global Union.