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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. 

Freudenberg

25 May, 2012The agreement with German rubber and plastics producer, Freudenberg spells out minimum labour standards that the company will adhere to including all ILO Core Conventions that embrace trade union rights, workplace equality, protection of health, safety and environmental criteria, and bans on child labour and forced labour.

Breakthrough for Ansell workers in Sri Lanka

18 August, 2016IndustriALL Global Union and its Sri Lankan affiliate the Free Trade Zones and General Services Employees Union (FTZGSEU) have finalized a Memorandum of Understanding with Ansell, putting an end to a long-running dispute with the multinational glove and personal protection equipment company.

Rubber workers celebrate global unity

20 September, 2017Kick-starting a new four-year period, leading trade unions in the rubber sector held a world conference this week and resolved to take joint and coordinated actions to tackle common challenges in the sector.

Kumho Tire fires union leader in USA

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

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.

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.

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.

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.