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During his visit to Uruguay, unions call on the Mexican president to respect freedom of association

31 January, 2013Representatives of the Uruguayan union central, PIT-CNT, IndustriALL Global Union and UNI Americas delivered a letter addressed to the Mexican president at the Mexican Embassy in Uruguay, anticipating the president’s official visit to Uruguay, and calling on him to intervene to settle labour disputes in Mexico.

South African state utility hit hard by strikes

14 March, 2013Strikes at the construction site of its new power station Medupi and at coal operations of Exxaro Resources add to power company Eskom’s woes to address power supply challenges.

Iraqi judiciary used to persecute trade union

21 March, 2013In a clear reprisal attack for trade union activism at the state-owned South Oil Company (SOC), Hassan Juma’a Awad the head of IndustriALL’s affiliate, the Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions (IFOU), now faces criminal charges launched by the authorities.

Petrotrin workers forced back to work after strike

21 March, 2013On 13 March, thousands of employees of the state-owned oil company Petrotrin, members of the Oil Workers Trade Union (OWTU), affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union, stopped work and demonstrated in front of the company's offices in Point-a-Pierre, Trinidad and Tobago, to protest at the company's failure to comply with the terms of the collective agreement signed one year ago.

Eni

6 July, 2016The agreement arose from a Protocol on Industrial Relations entered into between ENI management and Italian trade unions FILCEA, FEMCA and IULCEM in June 2001. This protocol established procedures for dialogue on the socio-economic impact of the company's activities across the globe and respect for human and trade union rights as contained in the ILO Core Conventions.

ZEWU President amongst the 135 workers suspended at ZESA

25 July, 2012Workers at Zimbabwe’s state owned utility, ZESA, have been suspended after a threatened strike on 10 July 2012. The President of Zimbabwe Energy Workers’ Union (ZEWU), Angelina Chitambo, is amont those that have been suspended along with two other elected officials of the union, Tariro Shumba and Dennis Mukote.

Colombia: Cepcolsa and Termotécnica refuse to negotiate with USO

12 September, 2012The Colombian oil industry workers’ union, which is negotiating on behalf of contract workers who provide services to Cepcolsa, says it will take action against two companies that refuse to negotiate and that have been ill-treating the workers for a long time.

Take Action for striking Colombian oil workers

4 October, 2012IndustriALL Global Union calls on its members to express their support for affiliated Unión Sindical Obrera (USO) and the 1,100 striking contract workers in conflict with an oilfield services company in the central Colombian municipality of Puerto Gaitán, as mass work stoppages were met with police aggression yesterday.

New union in Canada takes shape

17 October, 2012Two unions in Canada, CEP and CAW, are planning to join their forces and create the largest new union in the private sector of Canada, representing the collective interests of 300,000 workers in 22 economic sectors.

Mexican electricity workers reach agreement with the government on pensions

10 July, 2013This important victory won by the Mexican Electrical Workers’ Union (SME) means that the government has recognised the pension rights of workers who are in resistance and meet eligibility conditions.