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Engineering the future: mechanical engineering unions confront challenges

16 September, 2019Almost 90 delegates from 19 countries across the world met in Stuttgart, Germany, from 11 - 13 September for the mechanical engineering sector world conference.

Call for ratification of ILO C87 in Malaysia

16 September, 2019Together with other unions in the country, IndustriALL’s affiliates in Malaysia are calling on the government to immediately ratify ILO convention 87 on freedom of association and the right to organize.

Workers at Riva steel on strike for four months

13 September, 2019In one the other longest labour disputes in German history, 130 workers at two steel plants in southwest Germany have been on strike since 11 June.

Safety is our right, not a privilege

12 September, 2019The quest for workplace safety continues in Pakistan, as unions and workers remembered the victims of the 2012 fire at Ali Enterprises in Pakistan, which killed hundreds of workers. 

French unions fight back against privatization

10 September, 2019IndustriALL’s affiliates in France’s energy sector are calling for a national strike on 19 September, in a response to the government’s plans to restructure and partially privatize energy giant Electricité de France (EDF).

Kumho Tire workers in USA vote to join USW

10 September, 2019Workers at Kumho Tire, in Macon, Georgia, have voted to join IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the United Steelworkers (USW), after a judge ruled the company had violated workers’ rights during an initial election two years ago. 

African countries urged to ratify ILO C176 on mine safety

9 September, 2019Ratifying and implementing the International Labour Organization Convention 176 is an important step in improving mine safety and health and reducing deaths from mine accidents in Sub Saharan Africa.

Support grows as Harland and Wolff shipyard occupation reaches five weeks

4 September, 2019Workers at Harland and Wolff have occupied the Belfast shipyard for the past five weeks, in a call for the yard to be saved.

Fatalities in Bangladesh shipbreaking industry unceasing

4 September, 2019The dire safety record of the Bangladesh shipbreaking industry continues as two workers were killed and thirteen injured, in yet another incident at the Ziri Subedar Shipbreaking Yard at Sitakunda on 31 August.

GM workers in Brazil launch campaign to protect jobs

4 September, 2019Workers at General Motors' São José dos Campos plant have launched a campaign for job security, days after the car giant fired 17 people.