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IndustriALL creates a ‘macro sector’ for manufacturing industries

21 August, 2018Fifty trade union leaders from the ‘macro sector’ of manufacturing industries across Latin American and the Caribbean met for the first time from 13 to 15 August in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Their aim was to discuss the future world of work and come up with joint initiatives.

Turkey: Strike at Mayr-Melnhof continues as management refuses to meet

10 August, 2018IndustriALL Global Union today visited the picket line of a MM Süperpak Ambalaj factory in Izmir, Turkey, where workers are on their 52nd day of strike action. Management shows bad faith by refusing to meet while pressurizing union members in Gaziantep to quit the union.

Turkey: Striking workers at Mayr-Melnhof demand dignified conditions

11 July, 2018Around 250 workers from IndustriALL Global Union’s Turkish affiliate, Selüloz-Is, are on strike at factories of packaging company MM Süperpak Ambalaj, a subsidiary of Austrian-based Mayr-Melnhof, after the union rejected management’s offer of a zero per cent wage increase in exchange for employment security.

Australia: CFMMEU tells Kimberly Clark to stop holding workers to ransom

28 June, 2018Workers have had enough at US-based tissue and personal care giant Kimberly Clark’s Millicent Mill in South Australia. The 265 members of IndustriALL’s proud affiliate CFMMEU have started strike action this week, announcing that they are “Fighting Back”.

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. 

Peru: Workers protest against abuses at Protisa

14 June, 2018On 11 June, workers at Protisa Peru mobilised to protest against job discrimination and the company’s systematic persecution of trade unionists.

Indonesian pulp and paper union calls 3-day strike

12 June, 2018Five hundred outsourcing workers at one of Indonesia’s largest pulp and paper mills will go on a three-day strike starting on 13 June.

IndustriALL Global Union signs global framework agreement with Essity

3 May, 2018On 4 May 2018, IndustriALL signed a global framework agreement (GFA) with hygiene and health company Essity, together with Swedish affiliate Unionen’s President Martin Linder, and the Essity European Works Council Chair Frank Gottselig from Germany (IG BCE).

Foundation laid for WestRock world trade union alliance

2 May, 2018WestRock trade union colleagues from US, Asia, Europe, Australia and Latin America, met on 20 April in London, UK. The meeting adopted a plan to establish a global alliance of all unions representing WestRock employees around the world.

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.