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Goodyear treads on UK workers with plant closure

25 June, 2015US-based global tyre-maker Goodyear has announced plans to close its only UK factory in Wolverhampton, with all 330 workers likely to lose their jobs.

Historic union victory in Turkish tyre industry

8 January, 2015After a long struggle, IndustriALL Global Union Turkish affiliate Lastik-Is, representing tyre workers in the country, has persuaded two multinational tyre manufacturers to end out-sourcing of staff and put a total of 1,200 contracted workers on the payroll. 

Bridgestone workers still on strike in Bahia, Brazil

20 July, 2012The workers have been on strike for 20 days and have received support from the USW in the United States, which has promised to seek channels of mediation with the company.

Argentinian rubber workers with 23% salary hike

20 September, 2012IndustriALL Global Union’s Argentinian affiliate SUTNA achieved 23 per cent net salary increases for members at the three tyre manufacturers operating in the country, Pirelli, Firestone and Fate.

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.

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.

Eliminate violence against women

16 November, 201225 November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. 2012 marks the 13th year that world civil society has commemorated this day, with the UN General Assembly designating the day at its 54th session.

Building unity and power in Thailand

10 April, 2014For more than a month, 600 striking Michelin workers have been camping in front of the Ministry of Labour in Bangkok. On 9 April, IndustriALL Global Union together with all affiliates in the newly formed Confederation of IndustriALL Labour of Thailand met the workers to show global support for their struggle.

Australian unions rally at Ansell AGM

17 October, 2014IndustriALL Global Union’s Australian affiliates rallied at the Ansell Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Melbourne on 16 October, calling on the company to respect the rights of workers in its Sri Lankan factory.