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Two week strike looms for Kone, United Kingdom

26 May, 2015IndustriALL Global Union’s UK affiliate Unite the Union is urging management at Finnish-owned lift firm Kone to intervene in a dispute over a tracker device in employees’ vehicles, as a two-week strike is scheduled to start on 27 May.

Turkish women form trade union platform network

22 May, 2015IndustriALL organized a meeting on 7 May in Istanbul to create a women’s trade union platform network. The meeting was supported by FES and attended by about 25 women from Celik-Is, Tes-Is, Teksif, Oy Iplik-Is, Disk/Tekstil, Deriteks, Birlesik Metal-Is and Petrol-Is.

Climate change is union business

22 May, 2015Climate change is a difficult and urgent challenge. Either a Just Transition to a socially and environmentally sustainable economy is achieved; or there will be a last-minute scramble for water, fertile land, and other resources.

Jyrki Raina reports from IndustriALL's Executive Committee in Stockholm

21 May, 2015Two hundred delegates from all corners of the world participated in IndustriALL's Executive Committee meeting in Stockholm, Sweden on 19 and 20 May. Swedish Prime Minister, Stefan Löfven, a former union leader, gave a speech and took part in a debate on how to build just societies in the face of globalization. 

IndustriALL backs British steelworkers

21 May, 2015IndustriALL Global Union has unanimously given its backing to British workers at Tata Steel who are fighting to keep their pensions. The endorsement came in a resolution at the Executive Committee meeting in Stockholm on Wednesday 20 May.

Second anniversary of the Accord

21 May, 2015As the Accord for Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh marks its second anniversary, the garment industry in Bangladesh is on the way to become safe for its thousands of workers.

Swaziland: labour federation finally registered

21 May, 2015After a three year battle for recognition, the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (Tucoswa) was registered by the Swaziland Ministry of Labour and Social Security on 12 May 2015. IndustriALL affiliate ATUSWA remains unregistered.

Dialogue needed to save diamond polishing jobs in Botswana

21 May, 2015IndustriALL affiliate Botswana Diamond Workers Union (BDWU) calls for social dialogue after worrying job losses in the in the diamond cutting and polishing sector.

Armenia: rubber workers still protest over unpaid wages

20 May, 2015On 14-15 May, employees of the Nairit rubber plant, Armenia, held a two-day protest action in front of the government building. The 200 workers were demanding payment of a 18-month wage arrears.

Fire in Philippines footwear factory kills 72

20 May, 201572 workers died in a fire in a slippers factory in Valenzuela City, Philippines, on 13 May. With no proper fire exits and barred windows, workers had no means of escape.