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Solidarity works! Sri Lankan workers vote for union

9 February, 2017Setting a strong standard for other workers in the Sri Lankan free trade zones, workers at industrial gloves manufacturer ATG voted to establish their union on 7 February.

Authorities violently disperse chemical workers in Georgia

3 February, 2017Workers protesting against their illegal dismissals at the fertilizer plant Rustavi Azot in Georgia suffered broken ribs and other injuries after they were violently removed from the company building by police.

IndustriALL and Solvay renew their global framework agreement for five years

3 February, 2017IndustriALL Global Union and Solvay have renewed their global framework agreement (GFA) for five years, reinforcing and adding commitments that provide the same basic labour and social rights to all Solvay employees at operations worldwide.

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.

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.

Akzo Nobel union network breaks barriers to organizing in Colombia

21 July, 2016The network of Akzo Nobel trade unions in Latin America is using its strong influence to insist that workers in the company’s Colombian factory have the right to organize a union.

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.

Colombia: workers at Havells Sylvania poisoned by mercury

11 February, 2016Workers at Havells Sylvania in Colombia held a protest march to pressure the lighting company into accepting responsibility for exposing them to toxic levels of mercury. 

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.

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.