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1,700 jobs under threat at South Africa gold mine

14 July, 2016IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), says it is determined to fight the retrenchment 1,702 jobs at the Cooke 4 gold and uranium mine in South Africa. 

Turkey: angry coal miners protest against privatization

14 July, 2016Thousands of miners, politicians, NGOs and communities demonstrated against government attempts to privatize and close hard coal pits in the Zonguldak region in Turkey today. 

Finnish company PKC ignores court ruling and fails to reinstate workers in Mexico

14 July, 2016“We give our complete support to the workers at Arneses y Accesorios,” announced IndustriALL Mexican affiliate Los Mineros in solidarity with workers fired by Finish-based electronics company PKC.

As abuses continue, so does Rio Tinto campaign

11 July, 2016Dialogue between IndustriALL Global Union affiliates and Rio Tinto about establishing agreed global labour principles and structures for enforcing those principles continues, following a management reorganization at the company. 

NGWF action secures victories for Bangladeshi garment workers

8 July, 2016Swift action by IndustriALL Global Union’s Bangladeshi affiliate, the National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF), in support of workers at Tejgaon Textile Limited (TTL) and Ananta Apparels Limited and Ananta Fashion Limited has resulted in significant victories. 

Ukraine: 50,000 rally against utility tariffs increase

8 July, 2016Over 50,000 trade union members and workers from all over Ukraine rallied in Kiev on 6 July protesting against the sharp increase in utility tariffs. 

Botswana: IndustriALL calls for immediate action at deadly mine

7 July, 2016In the last five years, 15 mineworkers at Bamangwato Concessions Ltd (BCL) mine in Botswana have died on duty in separate accidents. Despite numerous appeals to government to improve safety at the state-owned mine, conditions are in fact deteriorating.

IndustriALL and ENI agree on improved rights and world works council

7 July, 2016IndustriALL Global Union and Italian energy giant Eni have renewed their global framework agreement, with improved rights for 33,000 direct employees in 65 countries including a world works council.

Justice at last for Tazreen fire victims

7 July, 2016Compensation payments to the victims of the Tazreen Fashions fire in Bangladesh have finally been completed. More than a hundred people were killed and around 200 injured in the garment factory disaster in Ashulia on 24 November 2012.

Colombia: USO victory as oilfield comes under state control

7 July, 2016After a five-year campaign, Colombian oil workers’ union USO, has won a major victory as state-owned oil company, Ecopetrol, takes full control of the country’s largest oilfield at Campo Rubiales.