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Kumho Tire fires union leader in USA

18 October, 2017Steelworkers to challenge election results in Macon, Georgia.

Rubber glove workers in Sri Lanka protest unjust terminations

16 January, 2019Protesting workers at ATG Ceylon, a British-Sri Lankan manufacturer of industrial gloves, are demanding the reinstatement of five terminated union officers and members, and an end to union oppression at the company. 

Rubber unions in unity against attacks

20 December, 2018Meeting in Mumbai, India on 18-19 December 2018, around 50 rubber union representatives from 15 countries in Asia-Pacific, the Americas and Europe engaged in a series of discussions to evaluate progress in implementing the Action Plan adopted by the World Rubber Conference in Pittsburgh, USA in September 2017.

Indonesian Bridgestone workers win permanent employment

10 January, 2013On 28 December 2012, 997 temporary workers employed at two Bridgestone Tyre plants in Karawang and Bekasi, Indonesia gained permanent employment.

USW rubber workers in action for fair contracts

20 March, 2013The United Steelworkers of North America has been conducting robust bargaining for fair contracts at two multinational tire manufacturers. USW members ratified new contracts this week at three Titan International plants, while Steelworkers at Firestone Polymers LLC in Orange, Texas went on strike on 18 March to defend existing health care benefits.

International intervention brings settlement for Pirelli workers in Egypt

9 August, 2012A positive settlement was reached on 24 July, ending a labour conflict at tyre giant Pirelli’s Alexandria plant in Egypt, and reinstating five dismissed trade union officials and activists.

Numsa strike continues as Dunlop refuses to budge

10 September, 2012Despite attempts by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), Dunlop management have been unwilling to return to the negotiation table to resolve a strike entering into its third week.

Two unions merge in Armenia

23 May, 2013On 16 May two unions merged into a Trade Union of Industry Workers of Armenia at a Congress in Erevan.

Rubber unions strengthen global networks

25 April, 2013Meeting in Hungarian capital Budapest on 22-24 April 2013, the IndustriALL Global Union World Conference for the Rubber Industry’s more than one hundred participants from some twenty countries committed to reinforce trade union workers at the dominant multinational companies of the sector.

US judge orders new union vote at Kumho Tire

28 May, 2019In a significant victory for IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the United Steelworkers (USW), a judge has ruled that a new union vote must take place at Kumho Tire in Georgia, USA, after it found the company violated workers’ rights.