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Indonesia: organizing and educating workers is key

29 April, 2015Precarious work in a major issue in the Indonesian pulp and paper industry, unions insist that organizing and educating workers is key!

IndustriALL Global Union signs two new Global Framework Agreements

13 December, 2013During the course of two days IndustriALL Global Union signed as many Global Framework Agreements (GFAs) with leading companies in the pulp and paper industry; SCA in Sweden and Norske Skog in Norway.

Eliminate violence against women

16 November, 201225 November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. 2012 marks the 13th year that world civil society has commemorated this day, with the UN General Assembly designating the day at its 54th session.

Sappi trade union network keeps momentum

11 April, 2016Meeting alongside the United Steelworkers’, USW, paper sector conference in Pittsburgh, USA, the global trade union network of Sappi workers met to maintain its joint work

International Paper trade union network meets in Brazil

30 November, 2015US-owned International Paper (IP) is the largest paper producing company in the world, employing 65,000 people in 34 countries. Despite year-on-year growth in revenue and production, workers’ conditions remain the same and in some plants are falling. So what’s going wrong?

USW sets bargaining agenda for pulp & paper negotiations

26 July, 2012Determining a common negotiating agenda for bargaining, and setting policy goals, objectives and action plans for the next two years was the task of the USW’s biannual Paper Sector Bargaining Conference in Pittsburgh from 10 to 12 July.

USW ratifies integration agreement with IP

25 October, 2012The United Steelworkers (USW) announced workers ratified an agreement about the integration of 1,400 workers at 18 former Temple Inland box plants into the union’s master economic agreement with International Paper (IP).

Colombian pulp, paper, packaging workers build power

21 July, 2016IndustriALL Global Union conducted a workshop in Bogota on 18-19 July, bringing together Colombian members in the pulp and paper sector to share strategies for building power.

Kimberly-Clark trade unions around the world angry with mass job cuts announcement

31 January, 2018The US-based multinational personal care company unilaterally announced a massive cut of 5,000 to 5,500 jobs on 23 January. The cut of 12% of the global workforce will mostly come through closing 10 of Kimberly-Clark’s 91 factories. Which 10 factories has not been announced. 

Victory for Indonesian pulp and paper workers

19 June, 2018A strike on 13 June by IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, FSP2KI, involving 500 outsourcing workers at one of Indonesia’s biggest pulp and paper companies, has led to significant gains for workers.