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Health and safety a major concern for South Asia chemical and pharmaceutical unions

10 December, 2020Increasing industrial accidents, health and safety risks, lack of relevant information, precarious work, digitalisation in production and building union networks were some of the key issues discussed at the South Asia chemical and pharmaceutical unions meeting on 27 November.

Developing a global trade union battery supply chain strategy

20 November, 2020Battery production will be one of the fastest growing industrial activities in the years to come. Due diligence and opportunities for organizing along the complex supply chain were discussed at a webinar bringing together unions, experts as well as industrial directors.

Vaccine manufacture must provide good jobs and medicine security

20 August, 2020IndustriALL Global Union’s UK affiliate, Unite, is fighting to ensure that the manufacture of the Covid-19 vaccine creates sustainable, quality jobs and an adequate supply of the vaccine for all.

What is ammonium nitrate, and why is it so dangerous?

7 August, 2020A catastrophic explosion in Beirut, 4 August 2020, was believed to be caused by ammonium nitrate. The death toll exceeds 135 and may climb as more victims are found and severely injured people succumb to their wounds.

Unique-Yanbal Peru dismisses 600 workers during the pandemic

22 July, 2020In the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, cosmetics and jewelry producer Unique-Yanbal in Peru, has dismissed 600 workers, nearly all women.

Chemical and pharmaceutical unions confront Covid-19 together

6 July, 2020IndustriALL members are producing materials used in the fight against the pandemic; from sanitisers, to protective masks, medicines, and eventually a vaccine. Strong union action is protecting working conditions, and safe and healthy workplaces.

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.