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Swiss unions demonstrate to save industrial jobs

25 September, 2012Thousands of workers gathered on 22 September in Bern, Switzerland demanding the industrial sector be saved. Four local unions called for the strengthening of the collective labour agreement (CLA) and secure jobs.

EU should promote human rights in Kazakhstan

13 September, 2012Human Rights Watch (HRW) accuses Kazakhstan’s government and some companies of systematic violations of oil workers’ rights and suggests EU should pressure Kazakh authorities to improve the situation.

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.

Zimbabwean electricity utility continues to deny workers rights

30 August, 2012ZESA continues in its effort to have the electricity workers abandon their wage increases in exchange for the reinstatement of suspended workers, despite an order from the Minister of Energy for ZESA to uphold the arbitration award granting the increase.

CAW and CEP on path to create new union

30 August, 2012Nearly 1,000 delegates of Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) voted in favour of creating a new union with the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers’ (CEP) union of Canada at the CAW convention in Toronto on 22 August.

Join the online campaign for suspended Zimbabwe trade unionists

23 August, 2012Join the IndustriALL-Labourstart campaign now and send your protest message to the Chief Executive of Zimbabwe’s state owned energy utility, ZESA, as hearings are held for 135 workers suspended for threatening to strike.

Solidarity support needed for suspended ZESA workers

14 August, 2012135 workers at Zimbabwe’s state owned utility, ZESA have been suspended indefinitely without pay and benefits on 17 July after a threatened strike on 10 July 2012. Hearings for these workers, which by law should take place within 14 days of their suspension, have been continually postponed and are now scheduled to begin on 16 August 2012.

Petroleum workers strike to protect jobs

2 August, 2012On Friday 27 July 2012 a three day strike ended in the petroleum sector when the Nigerian government committed to resolve an urgent matter threatening jobs.

Lock out of New York utility workers ends

30 July, 2012UWUA reached a tentative contract settlement with Consolidated Edison on Thursday 26 July ending a month-long lockout and a return to work for all 8,500 utility workers in New York.

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.