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AkzoNobel Latin American trade union network builds joint demands

18 December, 2015The network of trade unions at Dutch chemicals and paint company AkzoNobel conducted a two-day activity on 30 November and 1 December in São Paulo, Brazil, including a social dialogue session with company management.

DowDuPont: Don’t Spin Off Worker Rights!

18 May, 2018IndustriALL Global Union and its affiliates throughout the world call for support in demanding chemicals giant DowDuPont to respect workers’ rights through its current spin-off process.

Strong exchange and cooperation among Asian chemical unions

15 September, 2016IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in the chemical industry in the Asia Pacific region maintain their unity through strong union networks.

Georgian fertilizer factory workers escalate dispute

22 September, 2016IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliate in Georgia has begun labour dispute proceedings with fertilizer producer Azot, as the company’s management continues to avoid negotiating with trade union representatives.

Rhodia

25 May, 2012A Global Framework Agreement (GFA) with Rhodia was signed on January 31, 2005 and renewed on March 25, 2008. Rhodia is a French-based group specialized in fine chemistry, synthetic fibers and polymers.

Syngenta Pakistan refuses to regularize 50 contract workers

27 September, 2012Swiss-based agrichemicals multinational Syngenta has behaved disgracefully in Pakistan since sacking the company-level union’s General Secretary in December 2010. During a very long legal battle for the right of 50 workers to permanent employment, management has rejected the judgements of numerous labour courts, ruling in favour of the workers.

Industrial Chile sponsors bill to declare lithium a strategic national resource

10 May, 2016Industrial Chile, affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union, and the Confederation of Copper Workers (CTC) are sponsoring a bill to declare the Chemical and Mining Company of Chile (Sociedad Química Y Minería de Chile S. A. – SQM) and the production and commercialization of lithium to be a strategic national resource.

Germany: Chemical workers reach new agreement after tough negotiations

2 April, 2015IndustriALL Global Union’s German affiliate IG BCE and the Chemical Employers’ Federation finally concluded a sector-wide chemical industry collective bargaining agreement after a long fourth final session in Stuttgart on 26-27 March.

Union busting at chemical plant in Georgia

23 March, 2017Management of the fertilizer plant Rustavi Azot in Georgia has unilaterally announced the termination of any relationship with the Trade Union of Metallurgy, Mining and Chemical Industry Workers of Georgia (TUMMCIWG), an affiliate of IndustriALL Global Union.

Akzo Nobel must end flagrant violations of trade union rights at South Korea plant

27 August, 2015IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Korea Chemical & Textile Workers’ Federation (KCTF), is fighting back against management at an Akzo Nobel plant in South Korea as labour relations are steadily worsening, and have even resulted in violence against workers. IndustriALL is calling on the Dutch chemical giant to intervene to stop the blatant violations of trade union rights.