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Kyrgyz unions oppose anti-union law

2019.04.25IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Kyrgyzstan are demanding the  withdrawal of a draft law on trade unions, which significantly undermines independent trade unions.

IndustriALL condemns brutal arrest of Algerian union leader

2019.04.25IndustriALL Global Union strongly condemns the brutal and inhumane treatment of the president of its Algerian affiliate by police and demands that bogus charges against the union leader are dropped.

MENA women make progress in patriarchal societies

2019.04.24On 23-24 April, a network of women from across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) met in Beirut, Lebanon to identify challenges, distinct issues and opportunities around women’s participation and representation in unions and the workplace.

Oil and gas unions build sustainability in volatile MENA region

2019.04.24Representatives from Middle East and North Africa (MENA) oil and gas unions met for the fifth time in Beirut, Lebanon on 23-24 April, as part of a network supported by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. Delegates from Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia attended, with guests from Norway.

Bangladesh unions call for Accord to continue on 6th anniversary of Rana Plaza

2019.04.24The IndustriALL Bangladesh Council called for the continuation of the Accord in Bangladesh in a demonstration today to mark the sixth anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster.

Why transparency is key to transforming the fashion industry

2019.04.24Six years after Rana Plaza, the deadliest disaster in the garment industry, independent and transparent fire and building inspections by the Bangladesh Accord have transformed the safety of thousands of garment factories in the country, writes Jenny Holdcroft, assistant general secretary, IndustriALL Global Union.

Unions in Sub-Saharan Africa strengthened by solidarity

2019.04.18Unions in Sub-Saharan Africa face economic recession, deindustrialization, and precarious work coupled by high unemployment and poverty. Human and workers’ rights violations are common, including unfair retrenchments when mines and companies are closed. 

Swedish unions help to strengthen their Latin American peers

2019.04.18Representatives from Swedish unions IF Metall and Unionen met with IndustriALL Global Union leaders in Uruguay to plan the project to build union power in Latin America.

It is time to act on decent work for all e-waste workers

2019.04.17Representatives of governments, employers and workers from around the world gathered at the ILO in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss current and emerging issues related to the promotion of decent work in the management of e-waste. 

Ford workers in Russia demand decent compensation

2019.04.16More than 1,000 workers at the Ford-Sollers plant in Vsevolozhsk, Russia, will be laid-off in July 2019 due to the closure of the plant. Their unions demand the continuity of the plant under a new owner and a fair distribution of the funds allocated for compensation.