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IndustriALL solidarity with the people of Lebanon

5 August, 2020IndustriALL is shocked and saddened by the terrible destruction and loss of life in Beirut, Lebanon, after an explosion at the city’s port.

Amplifying young workers’ voices in South East Asia

4 August, 2020Despite numerous challenges confronting young workers in South East Asia during Covid-19 pandemic, IndustriALL Global Union’s youth continues to highlight and amplify young workers’ voices in the region.

Inditex and IndustriALL to cooperate on garment industry recovery plan

4 August, 2020Inditex, the leading multinational company in the garment industry that owns Zara and other high street brands, and IndustriALL Global Union, will together support the global garment industry to recover from the crisis created by the pandemic.

Huge strike wave hits Iranian energy sector

4 August, 2020Thousands of workers have taken strike action in Iran’s South Pars gas fields, protesting the late payment of wages and poor working conditions.

Call for Expression of Interest - Trade and Industrial Policy research

4 August, 2020IndustriALL Global Union invites expression of interest to undertake a study “Trade and Industrial Policy: Implications for development and international labour standards” based on the attached terms of reference. 

Union busting at Shints garments in Ethiopia condemned

30 July, 2020Over a number of years, management at Shints ETP Garments built cordial industrial relations with the union at the factory at Bole Lemi industrial park in Addis Ababa. Unfortunately, recent changes in management have seen the introduction of union busting tactics that are pushing back the gains.

Cerrejón Colombia announces change that will eliminate 1,200 jobs

30 July, 2020Carbones del Cerrejón Limited Colombia (Cerrejón) announced a change in work shifts that will lead to the loss of 1,200 jobs. The Sintracarbón trade union has condemned the coal-mining company for not consulting workers first, and for violating the current collective employment agreement.

Japanese unions win 100 per cent increase in coronavirus subsidy

29 July, 2020IndustriALL Global Union’s Japanese affiliates have won a 100 per cent increase in the employment adjustment subsidy (EAS), protecting the welfare of Japanese workers throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Government harasses Malaysian union leader after safety concerns aired

27 July, 2020Malaysian union leader N. Gopalkishnam has faced government harassment since airing safety concerns in a report for Channel 4 News in the UK. He believes the government should focus instead on taking serious steps to ensure the safety and health of workers in factories exporting personal protective equipment.

Successful organizing in Romania

24 July, 2020In an industrial complex in Cugir, Romania, that used to house weapons factories, German auto giant Daimler is operating a transmission plant called Star Transmission. A large majority of the workers wanted to join a union, while local management tried to prevent it.