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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.

Uruguayan unions march for rights and decent pay

4 November, 2015With banners, placards and T-shirts bearing the movement’s slogans, IndustriALL’s Uruguayan affiliates (UNTMRA, UOC and FOPCU) and other trade unions (SUNCA, SIMA, FOEMYA, SUA -AGUJA, SUTMA and SUTCRA) marched in defence of their labour rights, including decent pay, education and health and safety.

Paper union leader is criminalized in Indonesia

29 January, 2013Djody Soegiharto, chairman of the Paper Workers' Union has been fired and accused of defamation when supported workers in their legitimate claims to the company for unpaid wages and benefits.

Paper workers celebrate victories in Indonesia

31 January, 2013Members of two Indonesian unions, affiliates of IndustriALL through the Federation of Pulp and Paper Workers’ Union (FSP2KI) are celebrating victory in Indonesia.

Norske Skog

25 May, 2012Norske Skogindstrier ASA, IndustriALL, and Norwegian affiliate Fellesforbundet are partners in a Global Framework Agreement that sets out adherence to basic standards of employment, ranging from freedom of association and right to collective bargaining to an employee's right to a safe and healthy work environment, to employment based on permanent employment with temporary and part-time workers receiving the same relative terms and conditions as full-time workers.

Indonesian union secures overtime pay

24 October, 2012The union Esa Kertas Nusantara (SPEKN) reached a collective agreement with a paper company on 19 October securing two years of backdated overtime wages worth approximately Rp. 11,000,000 (around USD 1,200) per worker, payable on 31 October 2012.

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.”

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.

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.