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COP 25 blog

3 December, 2019IndustriALL Global Union's director of sustainability, Brian Kohler reports from the 25th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, otherwise known as COP25, that opened on Monday December 2 in Madrid, Spain.

Swedish and Zambian unions tackle gender issues

3 December, 2019To be effective against sexual harassment, unions need to identify the root causes, expressions and consequences of the violations. Unions should also continue to raise awareness on gender inequality and prevention and to follow up on sexual harassment.

COP25 blog – 2 December 2019

3 December, 2019The 25th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, otherwise known as COP25, opened today, Monday December 2 in Madrid, Spain. IndustriALL sustainability director Brian Kohler shares his insights.

IndustriALL demands climate action with Just Transition

1 December, 2019The 25th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, better known as COP25, will be held in Madrid Spain, December 2-13 2019.

Deilmann-Haniel fires workers demanding safety in Belarus

29 November, 2019German shaft-sinking company, Deilmann-Haniel has notified workers about non-renewal of their contracts after their complaint to the Belarusian labour inspectorate about violations of the national safety norms and the absence of safety certification of their workplaces.

India ratifies Hong Kong Convention

29 November, 2019The world's largest shipbreaking country, India, has ratified the Hong Kong Convention. The ratification signifies a major step forward in IndustriALL’s campaign to clean up shipbreaking, the most dangerous job in the world.

IndustriALL stands in solidarity with the people of Iran

29 November, 2019The brutal suppression of protests in Iran has led to at least 250 deaths and 3,700 injuries, and at least 7,000 protesters have been arrested.

Strike in Chile calling for social change

29 November, 2019In the midst of a social crisis and more than 40 days of protests, Chile held another general strike on 26 November. Protestors are calling for an increased minimum wage, better pensions and job protection, and guaranteed access to health care and education.

Precarious workers occupy Honda factory in India

28 November, 2019A thousand precarious workers at Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) occupied the factory in Manesar for two weeks in November to demand regular employment contracts and compensation for retrenched workers.

German auto workers demand Just Transition

28 November, 2019Workers in the auto supply chain in the German state of Baden-Württemberg are demonstrating against industry plans to deal with technological change by cutting jobs and conditions.