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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. 

IndustriALL, UNI and BWI sign global framework agreement with Stora Enso

19 January, 2018The three global unions today signed a global framework agreement (GFA) with the renewable materials company Stora Enso at the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva, in the presence of ILO Director General Guy Ryder. Observer signatures were made by the presidents of the Swedish Paper Workers’ Union, the Swedish Union of Forestry, Wood and Graphical Workers’, and the Finnish Paper Workers’ Union.

3,000 white-collar paper workers in Finland to strike

12 January, 2018***UPDATE*** On Monday 15 January, IndustriALL Global Union's Finnish affilaite, Pro, scored a victory after steadfast resistance from its members. Both trade union Pro and employers’ association, Finnish Forest Industries, approved the mediation proposal of the National Conciliator for the paper sector’s white-collar employees to increase salaries, and all strike actions were immediately cancelled. Pro succeeded in securing a pay rise for workers and resisted employers' demands to weaken the industry-wide collective agreement. 

Pulp and paper workers unite in Budapest

4 December, 2017Some 120 trade unionists from 24 countries gathered in Budapest, Hungary, for IndustriALL Global Union’s World Conference for the Pulp and Paper Industries, setting an action plan for the next four years. 

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.

IndustriALL pulp and paper network in South East Asia honours Ikhsan and fights forward

31 August, 2017Representing tens of thousands of members, pulp and paper sector trade union affiliates of IndustriALL in South East Asia met in Jakarta, Indonesia on 24-25 August 2017. 

Workers Uniting driving paper sector solidarity

22 May, 2017Two central affiliates in the IndustriALL pulp and paper sector, USW and Unite, continued building coordinated action with common employers last week together with IndustriALL.

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.