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Two workers die in explosion at Usiquímica

13 September, 2012The explosion of a tank of hydrofluoric acid has claimed two lives and injured ten workers in Guarulhos, Brazil. The cause of the explosion is still being investigated. The union is demanding that the guilty parties are punished.

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.

Union busting continues at Rustavi Azot in Georgia

28 October, 2017Workers at the Rustavi Azot fertilizer plant in Georgia are being persecuted and forced to leave the union. 

Bosnia and Herzegovina: union fights to save 1,000 jobs

6 July, 2017A chemical union in Bosnia and Herzegovina is fighting to save 1,000 jobs at the GIKIL coke plant in Lukavac.

Solvay GFA: This is what global level labour relations look like

30 July, 2015The Belgian-based chemicals company Solvay is the market leader in terms of labour relations. This week the Solvay Global Framework Agreement was at work in Geneva with a range of meetings including with the ILO.

Union takes legal action against anti-union SQM

3 February, 2015The National Confederation of Metalworkers (CONSTRAMET) / Industriall Chile, has taken further legal action against SQM Industrial S.A. and SQM Nitratos S.A. for violating workers’ basic rights. In response, the company has taken reprisals against its employees and continues to employ anti-trade union practices.

Israel: workers strike against mass layoffs

19 February, 2015Israel Chemicals (ICL) has made a number of unilateral decisions that will lead to 140 layoffs at the group's Bromine Compounds subsidiary.  In response IndustriALL affiliate Histadrut (General Federation of Labor in Israel) has been on strike for over two weeks. 

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.