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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.

Women World Conference plans revealed

19 May, 2015Plans for IndustriALL Global Union’s first ever Women World Conference 2015 were unveiled at the women’s committee meeting in Stockholm on Monday. 

Glencore-Prodeco ordered to pay 60,023 million pesos for changing mining contract

19 May, 2015Glencore-Prodeco, the former Colombian minister of mines and energy, Hernán Martínez and two Ingeominas officials were ordered to pay 60.023 million pesos for changing a large-scale mining project contract which resulted in lower royalties being paid to the Colombian government.

IndustriALL’s new issue of Global Worker out now

19 May, 2015IndustriALL’s fifth edition of Global Worker is out now with a fresh new look. The magazine includes a new set of features, interviews and profiles on a range of different topics from a workers’ perspective.

Mines in Colombia still unsafe

19 May, 2015On 13 May, 15 miners died after being trapped in a flooded gold mine in Riosucio, Colombia. After either an explosion inside the mine or cut-off the electricity supply, the pumps stopped working and the mine was flooded. Mine owner, Leonardo Mejía, said that 15 of the 80 miners working in the mine were killed.

JYRKI RAINA: Welcome to Global Worker

19 May, 2015"The IndustriALL family will continue its efforts to make sure that every worker can go to work without having to fear for being killed or injured.”

REPORT: Electronics industry, organizing and fighting against precarious work

19 May, 2015The electronics industry is one of the largest industrial sectors in the global economy. As society is increasingly smarter and digitally connected, it continues to boom.