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Series of industrial accidents rocks India as work resumes post-lockdown

8 May, 2020A toxic gas leak at LG Polymers India, a subsidiary of South Korean multinational LG Chem, resulted in the death of twelve people, including two children, with hundreds hospitalized.

Veolia Moroccan subsidiary flouts labour laws and underpays wages

8 May, 2020500 employees of Veolia’s Moroccan subsidiary Amanor are stopped from receiving state aid during the Covid-19 pandemic, as the employer is refusing to register the workers with the national social security office.

Steelworkers’ resistance secures better contract at Dow Chemical

9 October, 2019Determined resistance by members of IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, United Steelworkers (USW), pays off as the union wins annual wage increases and other improvements in a new contract with wholly-owned Dow Chemical subsidiary, Rohm and Haas Texas. 

Lockout continues at Dow Texas chemical plant

22 May, 2019Members of IndustriALL affiliate the United Steelworkers (USW) Local 13-1 have been locked out of a chemical plant owned by Dow in Deer Park, near Houston, Texas, for more than a month.

Asia Pacific: Unions determined to build union power in growing chemical industry

20 September, 2018Around fifty trade union leaders in the chemical industries from 11 countries in the Asia Pacific region came together to discuss current challenges in the rapidly-growing sectors and agreed on a road map.

USA: IndustriALL backs workers at Ciner Wyoming ahead of union vote

21 August, 2018IndustriALL Global Union is backing workers at Ciner in Wyoming, USA, where company management has intensified its pressure on employees to vote against union representation in an election taking place this week.

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.

Court rules in favour of chemical workers at Rustavi Azot in Georgia

5 April, 2018A local court in Georgia has ruled that 56 employees of the Rustavi Azot chemical plant should be reinstated and that the company should pay their outstanding salaries of more than a year.

Brazil Supreme Court bans asbestos use and sale

18 December, 2017Workers in Brazil have won a major victory: the Supreme Court of Brazil has banned the use and sale of asbestos.

Henkel uses scabs in US to break workers’ strike

30 November, 2017Since 16 October 2017 over 80 members of the IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) working at Henkel Aerospace Bay Point in Pittsburgh, CA have gone on strike due to their employer’s reluctance to address the issue of workers’ safety and other shop floor concerns.