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Union confronts workers’ rights violations at Petrol Oil Kenya

22 January, 2020Soon after signing membership forms to join a union, 30 workers at Petro Oil Kenya Limited were dismissed while petrol and diesel stations where the union had majority members were outsourced. The Kenya Petroleum Oil Workers Union (KPOWU), affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union, says it will fight against the workers’ and human rights violations and for the reinstatement of the workers.

Stop the split of Eskom, say South Africa unions

15 January, 2020Close to 100 workers picketed outside the offices of power utility Eskom in Johannesburg today, demanding that the process of splitting the state-owned enterprise be stopped.

Nuclear workers protest in Ukraine

5 December, 2019Hundreds of members of the Nuclear Power and Industry Workers Union of Ukraine (Atomprofspilka) protested in Kiev on 4 December against state policy on nuclear industry and the dismissal of the head of publicly owned Energoatom that operates all nuclear power plants in Ukraine.

IndustriALL renews global agreement with Siemens Gamesa

26 November, 2019IndustriALL Global Union has renewed and reinforced its global framework agreement (GFA) with Siemens Gamesa, a world leader in wind turbine manufacturing.

Georgian thermal power plant workers gain wage increase after strike

14 November, 2019After a six-day strike by workers of the Tbilisi hydroelectric power plant, the Georgian Trade Union of Energy Workers, an IndustriALL affiliate, reached an agreement with the employer to increase wages and start collective bargaining.

Population out in force for general strike in Algeria

7 November, 2019Algeria is in the grip of a three-day general strike as almost half the population has stopped work across the country to demand democracy, liberty and workers’ rights, say unions.

Spanish union leaders occupy Endesa offices

22 October, 2019Union officials have occupied the offices of Spanish energy company Endesa to protest against the company undermining rights and benefits by failing to conduct collective bargaining in good faith.

New mobilizations by French unions against EDF privatization

17 October, 2019IndustriALL Global Union affiliates took a second day of action today against plans by the French government to restructure and partially privatize energy giant Electricité de France (EDF).

Undoing liberalization to protect electric power workers’ rights

8 October, 2019IndustriALL’s Asia Pacific electric power union network vows to increase collaboration amongst unions in the region to face the challenge of industry 4.0.

Oil and gas unions in Indonesia unite to organize

2 October, 2019Some 30 representatives from oil and gas unions in Indonesia met in Jakarta on 26-27 September for an IndustriALL Global Union workshop looking at ways to organize more workers in the sector.