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IndustriALL in solidarity with Arauco workers in Argentina

13 August, 2015Following dismissals and arrests at the hands of Arauco Argentina, workers from the SOEP trade union are demanding the reinstatement of their colleagues and better working conditions. IndustriALL Global Union supports the fight for their rights. 

Global network formed to fight anti-union behaviour at Huhtamäki

3 June, 2015Unions from Huhtamäki plants around the world met in Helsinki on 1 June to establish a global trade union network. There are currently a number of disputes between the employer and workers at Huhtamäki's packinging operations, in countries including India, Turkey, and the United States.

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!

Brazil: Paper industry union president murdered

28 November, 2014Ozano Pereira da Silva, 77, president of the Guarulhos, Aruja and Itaquaquecetuba Union of Paper Industry Workers, was strangled at the union office.

Global union protests shake Huhtamaki

25 November, 2014Workers facing rights’ violations at the Huhtamaki packaging plant in Commerce, California have received solidarity support from their co-workers and union activists across the world.

Huhtamaki cedes under charges of unfair labour practices

14 November, 2014Following the charges of unfair labour practices filed by the IndustriALL affiliate United Steelworkers (USW) to the U.S. National Labor Relations Board, Finnish-based packaging company Huhtamaki now needs to inform its employees about their rights at the plant in Commerce, California as settlement.

SAPPI trade union network builds worker power

10 September, 2014Shop stewards and trade union representatives of workers at the SAPPI paper company came together last week to build the foundations of their global trade union network.

Kimberly Clark Workers in Turkey End 43-day Strike with Gains

8 August, 2014IndustriALL Global Union’s Turkish affiliate Tümka-İş has managed to obtain new gains through determined industrial action of its 215 members at Kimberly Clark’s operation in the town Gebze.

Kimberly Clark workers in Turkey on strike

27 June, 2014Around 230 members of IndustriALL Global Union’s Turkish affiliate Tümka-İş, the All Paper & Cellulose Industry Workers' Union, have gone on strike for better wages and working conditions.

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.”