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Indonesian paper workers striking for fair wages and rights

4 March, 2014IndustriALL’s Indonesian affiliate FSP2KI leads the struggle against Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) after the company illegally broke off collective bargaining talks and called in the local army and police to intimidate workers against supporting the union in West Java.

FSP2KI struggle wins gains for Indonesian contract workers

5 April, 2017IndustriALL Global Union's affiliate in Indonesia, FSP2KI, has continued its strong record of organizing contract paper workers with a successful struggle in South Sumatra.

Pulp and paper sector makes plans to strengthen unions in Latin America

2 November, 2017More than 40 workers from the region’s pulp and paper sector met on 25-26 October in São Paulo, Brazil, to draft an action plan to strengthen trade unions in the sector.

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.

IndustriALL Indonesian Council intensifies organizing and campaigning for a better future

25 March, 2014On 10-11 March, 2014 IndustriALL Indonesian Council members gathered at the National Unity Meeting held in Jakarta. 24 union leaders consisting of 9 women and 15 men representing 11 national federations from mining, oil and gas, to manufacturing sectors, discussed labour situations and organizing strategy, the national laws and maternity protection campaign.

Standing up for safe working conditions

16 June, 2014Workers at Huhtamaki’s plant in Commerce, California, have asked management to “engage in a good faith dialogue” about working conditions in the plant. Temperatures can reach 100 degrees F or more, and workers are subject to a disciplinary system they say management uses “only as a tool to punish workers.”

Serious dispute at cardboard company in Honduras

29 October, 2013IndustriALL has offered its solidarity to 70 members of its Honduran affiliate, the FITH. They were sacked for protesting at the anti-trade union actions taken by their employer, the Korean cardboard company, Corporación Cartonera 3j Fenix, located in Villanueva, a municipality in the department of Cortés. IndustriALL has called on the Ministry of Labour to intervene and resolve the dispute.

Peru: Manufacturing unions facing up to the challenge

8 January, 2019Peru is a bastion of orthodox neoliberalism, where institutions are weak and economic growth is all that matters. But IndustriALL Global Union affiliates (FENAIP, FETRIMAP and FNTTP) are fighting back. They recently agreed to form a national council in order to work closely together, and have planned a series of joint activities as part of a project funded by Union to Union. The two unions in the manufacturing industry are making gains for workers’ rights.

Unions stage global protest against Kimberly-Clark

10 April, 2019Global unions IndustriALL and UNI, are holding a day of action on 11 April against Kimberly-Clark’s restructuring plans and the company’s contempt for unions and workers around the world. 

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.